This may sound like a stupid tradition but its mine and I have been doing it ever since I lived by myself 12 years ago (that makes me feel really old). I don't generally buy TV magazines but I make an exception at Christmas.
I got really excited today when I saw it in the supermarket and it is now hidden until I have some time to myself.
This is what I need:
*I have to be all by myself and this takes at least an hour
*One copy of the Radio Times and it *has* to be the Radio Times. Know one is allowed to read it until I have!
*One pen, you can use any but I find a felt tip pen best
*Hot drink, preferably a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows
*Slice of cake
I then snuggle on the sofa and plan my Christmas viewing. This may happen more than once to make sure I haven't missed anything.
The magazine may become dog eared by the time New Year is here but that doesn't matter, it can take it.
With the added bonus of having sky + I can also spend time scheduling it all in on reminders, moving things around and looking for repeats as necessary.
Don't judge me, try yourself. I am going to try and sneak an hour to myself this week to do this. It really gets me in the Christmas spirit, I love all the Christmas specials. It also helps with crazy in me that Christmas brings out, I like to be well organised.
What silly traditions do you have?