We generally host our family Christmas celebrations on the Eve, as is tradition in my wife’s Norwegian heritage family. Christmas Day itself has generally been spent with my wife, daughter, and I over at a friend’s house. Those friends are out of town this year, thus leaving us to come up with another plan.
My wife and I have settled on the following idea; about mid morning we’ll start up the fire, light some nice smelling candles, lounge around in comfy clothes, put on some quiet music, and read books all day. But we’re going to make a “thing” out of it and invite any of our friends in town who wish to join us to stop on by with a book of their own. We’ll have some drinks and snacks around for people to enjoy as well. All we ask is that you come prepared to keep things library style and enjoy a bit of peace with us this day.
When throwing around and idea of what to officially call this event my wife came up with the perfect name…
All Is Calm
Of course. What else could it be?
This is the first time I’ve looked forward to Christmas this much since childhood.
Note: Feel free to take this idea and make it your own. If you can’t do this on Christmas Day, do it another time.