V Family Top 5 Christmas Traditions

All families have their favourite things and the V Family are no different. I've already shared some of our top 5 lists with you and now we're going to get Christmassy!

To get the following results everyone (except E of course) sat down and wrote our favourites on a piece of paper, then we allocated points according to position in the top 5 and added them up to find our winners.

V Family Top 5

So without further ado, here are the V Family's top 5 Christmas traditions:
  1. Presents (giving and receiving)
  2. Decorating (the trees, the walls, the toilet... )
  3. Wearing new Christmassy pyjamas on Christmas Eve
  4. Seeing family 
  5. Relaxing
I think presents will always be one of the best part of Christmas - I absolutely love giving out presents to my loved ones and seeing their faces as they open them. I also enjoy receiving gifts too (who doesn't!).

We like to decorate as much of the house as possible at Christmas time. We spend a whole day together as a family hanging tinsel and putting up banners. The house usually ends up looking like Santa's grotto - I love it!

I mentioned in a previous post that we all get new Christmassy pyjamas to wear on Christmas Eve. Putting them on means that Christmas Day is almost here so I think that's what makes this tradition so special.

We see family all year round as we're lucky to live close to most of them. But at Christmas time we often all meet up as a family group and this is something we all enjoy.

With everyone home from work and school, Christmas also means we can do some serious relaxing (in between playing with everyone's new toys/gifts). Curling up on the sofa with three children, hubby, a bowl of popcorn, a Christmas movie and of course the dog is always one of my favourite moments. These moments and traditions are the ones that I treasure the most - it's no wonder Christmas is my favourite time of year!

The Top Gear Christmas special would have been in our top 5 because it used to be a favourite part of our Christmas celebrations but sadly that is no more.

I'd love to hear about your favourite Christmas traditions so please feel free to share.


  1. Awwww. Love these Kate. I'm looking forward to having Sam home from Uni! and we have m-i-l staying. I do get on well with her but this year she's coming to stay on the Saturday (last day of term Friday) so I won't have much time leading up for relaxation (she loves to talk loads cos she lives on her own).

    One of our traditions will be on Becca's Books as I'm joining in with her Christmas feature (don't have a date yet).

    1. Oooh I'll look out for that Shaz! It's lovely when Christmas traditions involve family, especially those who live on their own! Thank you for sharing x

    2. We're planning on going to the Christmas market at Winchester on the Sunday. Not to buy anything specifically but to soak up the atmosphere! I want to go the Santa's Grotto at Upton Country Park (to see the reindeers really) but need to borrow a child hahaha

      We'll be singing a song to you tomorrow :D x

    3. Hahaha drag one of the boys along - they're still your children ;) Winchester has a lovely atmosphere at Christmas so I imagine the Christmas market is wonderful. Will you be ice skating too?

      Thank you Shaz x

    4. I've tried that Kate :( We haven't been to the Winchester market for a few years so it will be good to go back. I used to love ice-skating.

      Hope you've had a fab day xx


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