Sunday 22nd: Toni and I got on the train and it was a completely pain-free trip south. My dad met us at the train and drove us home :) It was nice meeting my parents again and after some talking we went all went to bed. (We arrived pretty late).
Monday 23rd: The day before Christmas Eve is typically spent decorating the tree in my family. My sister and her boyfriend arrived around noon and not long thereafter we got the tree up and started decorating it, while listening to Christmas songs from the CD that we have listened to every year for as long as I can remember. After the tree was done we started decorating the house and putting presents under the tree. When everything was done and ready we had a few hours to go before dinner so my sister suggested we'd play some games. We ended up playing two quiz games. One of them being Trivial Pursuit. In some weird way I managed to win both! :D Then it was time for dinner. My family always has a sort of big Christmas buffet on the 23rd. Dad fixed everything on the kitchen counter and then we could all eat to our hearts' content! I love Christmas food. After dinner we decided to play some Mah Jong. Mah Jong is also a Christmas tradition in my family :)
Tuesday 24th: In Sweden Christmas Eve is the big day. This is the day we celebrate the holiday. Christmas Day and Boxing Day are just nice days off from work that comes along after the celebrations. It always works out the exact same way, and although I could just redirect you to an old post of mine I'll take you through the day. It begins with my sister and the orchestra playing Christmas songs in the Municipality Hall at noon.
Wednesday 25th: When I got up and downstairs I found my parents and my sister seated in front of the TV wartching Ronja xD It's a kids' movie based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren and it was one of my favourites growing up. When the movie ended we went to my sister's boyfriend's parents for a second Christmas dinner. After lots of more delicious food we ended up staying there until about 5.30pm. My sister and her boyfriend stayed there and after we arrived back home we started playing some games: Retro and Ticket to Ride. We also gave my parents brand new hot tub outdoors a try! It was amazing but terribly cold when one got out of the water!