I myself used to love Christmas when my children were young. My parents always came round on Christmas day and we would watch lots of TV as that's what my mum liked to do. On Boxing day or thereabouts, we would get together with my husband's family and often played board games. I remember one particular occasion when a really big crowd of us all played a game called 'Balderdash'. Great fun!
Nowadays, our son and daughter-in-law come round to celebrate Christmas with us. If it was just me and my husband and daughter here, we would play games or watch TV, but my son and his wife don't watch TV and don't like to play games, so keeping everyone amused is quite a challenge! We watched a couple of movies last night - although even that can sometimes be a problem as it is hard to find something that all five of us will enjoy watching.
I know a guy in his 50s who is crazy about Christmas and looks forward to it all year. For me however, even though Christmas day does still have a bit of a magical feel to it (maybe it is to do with the memories of Christmases long gone), by Boxing Day it is usually starting to get a little bit boring and most times I am quite relieved when it is all over for another year!
I don't have any grandchildren and am not sure if I ever will (my daughter does not have a partner and my son is a million miles away from ever bring able to afford to support a family). I think though that if either of them did ever have children, having little ones around would really put the sparkle back into Christmas again. Unless that ever happens though, I think Christmas will remain a bit on the boring side!
I have a sneaking suspicion that I might not be the only person alive to find that the enchantment of Christmas fades with the passing years. What about you? Do you agree, or do you still love it?
Edited by Channeal, 26 December 2016 - 10:01 AM.