I was never too much of a fan of the time around christmas and christmas itself. It's only in the past 2 years that I've actually come to appreciate simply being with my family and not just be excited for the presents.
I always love the food on christmas, but this year was simply insane. My grandmother had been preparing for christmas day for a whole week - and you could truly taste how much effort she put into everything. The turkey was divine and she makes the bets "pommes dauphines" in the world - or at least I think so.
Then for dessert, not only did she make a homemade "buche de noel", she also made a heavenly tiramisu (i had to get the recipe, although i'm sure it's one of those grandmother things were it will never taste as good when you make it yourself" and an "ile flottante" which we'd eaten before the children even got back to the table.
I stuffed myself with tiramisu and didn't even eat a piece of the buche - gotta have my priorities!
Apart from the food, it was such a nice christmas in general - the children weren't too loud and my grandfather didn't fight with anyone for once, so it was probably the most peaceful christmas we've had in a while.
You can say what you want about christmas, it's always somehow about the gifts. I'm always astonished about how much thought my family puts into what they get me and that they actually do remember some of the things I say haha. This year was no different, I am so incredibly thankful for everything I got especially cause I wasn't really expecting any of it.
I hope you had a great christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate!