was perfect! I love the way my family celebrates it here in Slovakia.
The Christmas tree gets decorated in this house on Christmas Eve and stays up all the way into January. For Christmas dinner the table is beautifully set and there are traditions before you eat.
1. Peaces of fruit get passed around so that no matter how much or little there is we will always share.
2. We pick some nuts and pick a corner of the house to throw it in so that even if we part into 4 corner of the world we will come back next year and meet at the Christmas table.
Then we get some wine before we eat which happened to be cherry wine from the families vineyard. After all of that we eat the best cabbage soup made out of 3 types of meat and sourkraut with bread. Oh I forgot the waffles! They take these light cracker waffles and rub garlic on them and then pour honey in the center and eat it. I thought they were so weird until I tried it then I just wanted to grab the whole basket and run so that I didn't need to share.
Once Toddler went to bed we got to say up late and play games together. It was perfect like states above. I'll need to adopt some of these traditions like the soup, yum!
Well, it's 8:04pm on Christmas and we are off to Grandma's.