We attended Midnight Mass. It was absolutely gorgeous! For an hour before Mass we thoroughly enjoyed a lovely string quartet mingled with beautiful solos and choir music. We arrived home at a weary 3:30 am and all "slept" in ... if Baby-alarm at 7:30am counts as sleeping in (not to mention he was up 2 times in between!)
We enjoyed a delicious brunch of stuffed french toast bake and sausages. Some of the odd ones in the family "enjoyed" some egg nog if egg nog is something that can actually be enjoyed!
We spread our gift opening out over the 12 days of Christmas. Christmas day is for Grandparents and stocking stuffers.
Tomorrow, St. Stephen Day, we will enjoy movie day and this year we bought the extended version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The children will probably spontaneously combust with excitement when they open the new video! We are BIG Narnia fans, I can't count how many times we've read the books! And of course we also will enjoy our cheap WalMart tin of popcorn (which incidentally they raised the price and shrunk the tin!) *I* would prefer to enjoy Dale and Thomas Popcorn. Their drizzle corn is very well nearly literally to die for! (I once got a couple "free" samples.) But at $30 a tin we'll settle for our cheap tin! (Excuse the commercial but I really highly recommend the peanut butter and white chocolate drizzle and the chocolate... I'm sure the others are grand too but those I tried... and tried to make but didn't quite succeed!)
Our day will continue with a ham from our butcher for a late lunch. Then we'll head over to Tom's family's house where the children and their 5 cousins will have "Christmas Around the World" followed by an appetizer-style dinner.