Last Christmas my parents and family came to our house to celebrate with us. It was fun with all the food and games that we had. Even my father played "Pinoy Henyo." After all the fun we gathered around in a circle and each of us shared what we are grateful for the year 2009. My niece and nephews can't help but express the sadness that we're not complete as their mom (my sister) and dad (my brother) are working in different continents. We can't deny tears of joy and sadness at the same moment.
I don't want Christmas to pass by just like any day when I got full with all the food, tired with all the preps and finally asleep.
After our simple dinner, we'll open our gifts then we'll have our sharing time about what we are thankful for then we'll pray together as a family. And when the kids are asleep already I and hubby will each pick a movie then decide what to watch. Or we'll just have time to talk and reminisce the past. There's something special and intimate about Christmas eve.
How about you? How do you plan to celebrate Christmas Eve?