11th Day of Christmas: Festive Traditions

Festive Traditions

Happy Christmas eve eve! Today’s post, like last Sunday’s, is a fairly short one. I’m going to be taking you through some of my Christmas traditions! I’m really nosey and am a big Christmas lover (not sure if you’ve picked up on that from my last 10 blog posts) so I always love hearing/reading about what people get up to over the holiday season, so hopefully some of you feel the same way.

So, without further ado, here are my favourite Christmas traditions:

  • A Cinema Trip on Christmas Eve: this is something that my family and I have started doing over the last few years but it’s definitely become a tradition. Last year we went to see Paddington 2 (which was exceptional) and the year before we went to see the modern version of Annie. This year we’re stepping it up a bit and are heading to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, one of the most beautiful venues in Liverpool, to watch It’s A Wonderful Life, which I’ve actually never seen before!

  • Manchester Christmas Markets: I’ve really unfortunately broken this tradition this year, which is inexcusable considering I go to university in Manchester now! But a trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets has always been a tradition for me and something that really gets me in the festive mood. In all fairness I’ve walked through them a fair amount of times but I am really disappointed that I didn't get a chance to have a proper visit this year. In the photos included with this post, I’m at the Liverpool Christmas Markets which, to be honest, aren’t very good, but they made a nice backdrop for these photos.

  • Heading to the Pub on Christmas Eve: another new tradition- this one is new because I haven’t really been old enough to do this until 2ish years ago. But going to the pub on Christmas Eve with my friends is something I really look forward to! It’s a really nice opportunity to get together and feel festive together before spending the next few days with our families. I’m interested to see how this year’s pub visit will go completely sober

  • Christmas Eve Pyjamas: my pub visit gets in the way of this one a little bit but Christmas Eve pyjamas are a mandatory part of Christmas for me (and my sister). Last year I opened them before leaving to go out and put them on when I got back at about 11:30 with my sister whilst watching Elf in bed. I will probably do the same this year, although I might leave the pub a little bit earlier as everyone else starts to get more drunk and I become increasingly aware of how sober I am!

  • A Christmas Quiz: a Christmas Quiz (or 10) is pretty important for my family at Christmas. We always do a big one either on Christmas day or on one of the days in between Boxing Day and New Years Eve when seeing lots of family, but various quizzes take place on a smaller scale on other occasions over the festive period. I am so secretly (or possibly not so secretly) competitive during these but so are most of the other members of my family so it’s fine.

Festive Traditions
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They’re all the traditions that spring to mind when thinking about it. I’m sure they’re are loads more but I’ll probably be documenting them all on my Instagram over the next week! Make sure you’re following me over there @alicemayporter if you’re interested.

I’d love to hear about your Christmas traditions because like I said, I find it super interesting. Let me know in the comments or on social media!

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