/ Share your Polish Christmas experiences.
Christmas eve will be a panic, buying pressies and last minute foodstuffs, then its off to the pub which will be mobbed with people I haven't seen for ages.
Then its home, drink Santas dram and bit of shortbread, throw half of Rudolphs carrot in the bin. Making sure that the reindeer dust has been disturbed.
Wake up at some ungodly hour, watch the bairn open present after present - think to myself that next year I wont buy so much.
Family start to arrive, everyone comes to my house - I love having the house full of family - kids, grannies, surly teenagers etc etc. For once everyone gets on and theres no arguing.
Then its showtime ! The dinner is my thing !
Secret being in the preparation. Just put everything in roasting dishes - everything has to be timed to perfection so that its all ready at the same time. Nobody gets in the kitchen unless they are there for a purpose.
Then we have the meal - a real gutbuster.
Afterwards we will all sit in the living room and fall asleep watching an old movie.
A few drinks in the evening of some weird stuff that you would only drink at Christmas and then off to bed quite happy.