I can't wait for November 1st. Do you want to know why?
November 1st is my official "I can finally listen to Christmas music all day every day and whenever else I want" day (you know, excluding the day in July when I randomly play a song or two). Boyfriend thinks I am crazy, and doesn't want to hear anything about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I just can't help it! It is my absolute fave time of the year and I need to make it last as long as possible! The music is a-mazing!
Christmas in my family is awesome. My immediate fam, aunts, uncles, and cousins all live near by so traditionally, we spend every Christmas together. Usually we have a party at my uncle's house for Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day everyone gathers at my parent's house for dinner and a yankee swap.
About 3 or 4 years ago now, my cousins and I decided one Christmas eve that we didn't want to get all dressed up on Christmas day when we are all tired and enjoying the day, so we decided that it would be appropriate for everyone in the family to wear their pajamas to the Christmas dinner and Yankee Swap. The first year most of us wore our pajamas and since it was so fun and comfortable the next year everyone did! During the second year, my uncle, who has a crazy sense of humor, bought his two daughters a crazy princess and fish hat as part of their Christmas gifts (mind you my cousins were 22 and 29 at the time, respectively). My cousins, who share their dad's crazy sense of humor, wore their hats along with their pajamas. The remainder of my cousins and I couldn't help but be a little jealous about their fab hats (haha) so the next year we decided to turn it into a CRAZY HAT pajama party... and that's what it has been ever since!
Here are some of my fave pictures of all of us cousins in our crazy hats and pjs:
Here are some pics of the roosters!
As you can probably tell, family is crazy, but I love them all more than any things and Christmas Day at my house never has a dull moment! I wouldn't have it any other way!
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