(Lim Uy Family – December 24, 2013)
We are often asked how we celebrate Christmas. For us, the Filipino Christmas is all about the family and the kids 🙂 It’s a season of get together and extra happiness for the kids.
I like to share with you a glimpse of what we did last Christmas and New Year celebration…
My wife comes from a big family of 7 siblings – 4 boys and 3 girls. 3 of the siblings are based abroad one sister in the US, another sister in Singapore and one brother in China.
We would meet for a Christmas Lunch on December 24 at their ancestral home in Sta. Mesa. Then the eve of December 25 is reserved for Christmas celebration for each family.
Christmas is all about playing with the cousins and exchange gifts. 4 out of 7 of the siblings have kids so its always crazy when the cousins have reunions.
Then December 25 is usually reserved for Family’s Christmas Mass, and Christmas Lunch with the Uy-side of Rache family.
Ahiya Carlos is the oldest kuya, so all the boys wants to play with him. This year the hottest toy for boys is B-Daman Crossfight toy where it shoots marbles from its tummy.
Thank you to Uncle Rommel for their B-Daman toys 🙂
Then on New Year’s Eve, our family would usually go out of town — usually Tagaytay, to escape the fireworks and the smog in Manila. This year was a bit special because both of our parents joined us for our New Year’s Escape.
Then on January 1, we would hear a solemn and blessed mass together to welcome the new year 🙂
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. On my end, I come from a family of 3 boys and my brothers are in the US now.
P.P.S. Here’s our extended family in the US: