I forgot to mention the rest of our routine on Christmas Day
This year it will go like this: hubby and I will wake up Christmas morning at mum and dad's, and the usual "Merry Christmas!" greetings will be exchanged and then we'll help out preparing lunch which mum would have already started around 7am as the pudding needs a few hours on the stove before it's ready. Vegies will be chopped up, bread sauce will be made, and a Christmas CD will be playing in the background. Mum will groan as Little Drmmer Boy comes on and I sing along - I love that carol but she hates it!
My brother and my SIL will arrive around 12 or 1 and beers and champers will be cracked open, and we'll tuck in to nibblies that they will most likely bring. Lots of chatter and catching up (we all live so far apart) will ensue, while the vegies roast. Then we all gather around the table which mum and I decorate the day before, and we have a yummy Christmas lunch of roast chicken, pumpkin, potato, beans, bread sauce and gravy. After we've all had our fill, we'll have the pudding, which will have brandy poured on it and set alight! Icecream and thick custard usually accompanies this.
Then we have the Christmas crackers, and we all wear the paper hats, comment on the charms inside the crackers, and tell the corny jokes we find inside. Then it's on to pressies!!!
After pressies we will sit around and chat and then have a post lunch nap. Then we'll wake up still feeling full and all go for a walk together. We'll come back to see the Christmas news bulletin while those hungry pick at leftovers.
Boxing Day is usually spent watching the cricket, or the Sydney to Hobart.