We play Christmas music, sing along, put the gifts under the tree, play with her dog. We always open the best bottle of red wine and take our time enjoying our dinner. We then start opening our presents, one by one. We even buy presents from her dog to each of us and he gets presents from each of us as well, which he opens himself. We don’t rush, we enjoy taking it slow with our red wine and Christmas music.
Then it’s time for dessert and my mom always puts the almond in my dessert bowl. A tradition in Denmark is that the one who gets the almond, gets a present. Since we are only two, I usually get it, as I’m the “child”.
After the dessert, we have a few glasses of Gin and Lemon, while watching Christmas movie, snuggled up in blankets on the sofa. Real Danish hygge, with the candle lights and my mom’s dog sleeping on my belly. I usually leave around midnight, with a warm happy feeling.