christmas “morning”

25 Dec

All of Christmas Day is “Christmas Morning” to me. Last night when leaving my brother’s house I told everyone, “see you Christmas morning!” and Noah said, “oh, are you coming in the morning, too, or just for dinner?” and I had to explain that no, I would only be coming over for dinner, but the morning is the part you’re excited about as a kid, so I just refer to the whole day as “Christmas Morning” without really thinking about it.

This is especially funny because, now that I’m over the age of 12, I no longer feel the need to wake the house up at 5 am to open gifts. In fact, I rather like to sleep, as most of you know, so Christmas is great since I don’t work and can actually sleep in for once. We slept until about 12:30 today, but it’s almost 4 and we still haven’t showered or anything. To me, Christmas morning means not showering until Christmas afternoon at least. There’s breakfast to be had, stockings to be emptied, gifts to be opened – there are just so many other priorities above showering.

Today I got up, got laundry started, brushed my teeth and washed my face, turned on my Christmas 2010 playlist and set to making breakfast. My feel for timing multiple dishes is getting so much better now – everything was pretty much ready at the same time today. I made scrambled eggs, pan-fried potatoes, cinnamon rolls (Pillsbury, don’t get excited), and bacon. It was so nice to cook again, I feel like my work and school schedule rarely allows for it anymore. I have the makings for both homemade pizza and enchiladas and during this week off of school I am going to be cooking a lot.

After “breakfast” we opened gifts. I love our tree. I sat on the floor near it, because apparently I’m still five. Trevor sat on the couch like an adult.

Sarah and Rick got him this awesome Star Wars figurine, so he texted them to say thanks (Thanks again, guys!):

I almost peed myself from excitement when I opened my first gift – the locket horcrux replica from Harry Potter. It is badassed.

See? It even has the R.A.B. note inside. Trevor made sure I had a very Harry Potter Christmas:

I love the gift-wrap detritus that builds up on Christmas Day:

I got Trevor some Battlestar Galactica and Firefly/Serenity posters for his office:

…some comics and books:

…and the BSG board game. I made him hold it up for a picture.

And then I made him take pictures with me, too.

I love Christmas! The rest of today’s plans include listening to more Christmas music, showering, going over to Noah and Annette’s for dinner and gift exchange with them, and watching more Christmas movies. Last night I watched Christmas in Connecticut (with Barbara Stanwyck) for the first time, it was pretty awesome. Then I watched The Family Stone, which is becoming a holiday tradition – Trevor even watched with me this time. I still have Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol and White Christmas to choose from later tonight.

I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas!

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