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What does your Christmas Day usually look like? I guess for most of us there’s lots of present opening and a Christmas dinner, but the rest is different from family to family and year to year. But no matter what your Christmas day timetable looks like, it’s a special day for us all and one that we want to make sure goes perfectly.

Something I’ve often wondered about is what time other people have their Christmas dinner at. We tend to eat at around 1:30/2pm which I think might be quite early compared to some people. What time do you eat on Christmas day?

Here’s what our Christmas Day usually looks like…

6:30am – The kids wake up early and we head downstairs to open presents. This can take hours!

9am – When we’ve finished opening gifts, it’s time for breakfast. The children usually have santa pancakes and me and James will have something a bit special like eggs benedict and a glass of fizz!

11am – Eventually we will all get ready for the day. This is where we get to dress up in our new Christmas outfits or festive jumpers.

12pm – Around 12pm we head round to my mums house where we exchange presents. There’s usually me, James, the kids, my mum, dad, sister, brother and sister in law. And this year will be my nieces first christmas!

1:30pm – It’s time to sit down for Christmas dinner, yum!

4pm – After all that food everyone is full and sleepy so we gather up all the kids presents (which is quite a task!) and head home. The kids will play with their new toys for a few hours before bed and me and James will try and create some sort of order amongst the chaos of wrapping paper, empty boxes and new toys.

6pm – We’ll usually have a bit of something to eat around this time, which will just be picky bits as nobody is really hungry after a big Christmas dinner are they?

7:30pm – It’s time for the kids to go to bed and probably wear some of their new Christmas pyjamas (is there anything better than new pyjamas at Christmas?).

10pm – We’ll usually head up to bed somewhere between 10 and 11pm after a busy but amazing day.

Mottram Hall in Cheshire have put together a timetable for the perfect Christmas, which you can see below. If you are local and looking for somewhere to go out for Christmas day dinner in Cheshire then Mottram Hall is definitely worth checking out. It is absolutely beautiful, especially at Christmas.


What does your Christmas day usually look like? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Thank you for reading.

*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post*