Technically speaking, this will be our eighth Christmas together. *gulps*. However, this is our first Christmas living together! I am really, really nervous about spending our first Christmas together. How will I cope with the difference?!
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited. However, I would also be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how different Christmas will be this year. This is my first Christmas away from home and to be honest with you, I have a whole bag of mixed emotions on this.
We’re both so used to celebrating Christmas in our own way, it’s going to take a lot of compromise!
It’s exciting, because it’s something neither of us have done before.
Sure, we’ve seen each other on Christmas day in the past but we’ve never ‘woken up’ together and done all that family type of stuff. We always do the socialising bit together but not the full shabang. But what sort of stuff do we do that’s different you ask?
Kayne refuses to get up early (10.00am is his earliest) whereas I love being up super early and taking all things Christmas in my stride.
Kayne and his family all have one present each at a time, open together and then talk, then move along to the next one. This legit scares me because I can NOT do that. My brother and I would always open our presents together and then watch our parents open theirs. Two totally different traditions here.
I always go to my Grandparents for Christmas dinner, which is always bang on 12.30. Kayne’s Christmas dinner would be at around 3-5 in the afternoon. Although, this usually works nicely in our favour because we usually get two dinners! Greedy I know, but zero regrets!
I want to decorate the house full on with lights, tinsel on the stair case, trees everywhere! Kayne is quite happy to have the one tree and a few lights…
This will take some major compromise here. I’ll keep you updated on how badly this goes!
Kayne wants a real tree, I want a fake one. I know that real trees are really pretty but the maintenance *shudders*. I cannot deal with cleaning it up every other day and maintaining it. I’d rather spend xxx on a fake tree that I can use year in, year out. Just a little update on this – I won and we got a fake tree. Mwuhahahah.
Whilst on the topic of trees – our family tree is full of memories and that is how it’s always been. Our tree always held such sentimental values for me and I want to continue this tradition in my home. Kayne’s family on the other hand, tend to have a mixture of golds, reds and really rich colours. There’s nothing wrong with that either, I just want to have a sentimental tree like my parents!
This is a bit of a shit one but present wrapping… Kayne would happily wrap presents in newspaper if he could. He’s not the best at wrapping whereas I will go all out with colour schemes, ribbon, bows – you name it!
So, as you can see. We do things quite differently. Admittedly, he’s a bit of a bah-humbug but I love him all the same. We’ve got the rest of our life together for me to convert him to my Christmassy ways… Another little update for you all, since I typed this post in October, you’ll be happy to know that Kayne has been SO excited for Christmas, demanding all the Christmas songs and movies, decorating the tree early… EVERYTHING!!
How do you spend Christmas? Have you and your partner had to make compromises around Christmas? Make sure you check out Blogmas Day One! Let me know in the comments below!