This was our first year celebrating Christmas in our new house, so we took extra care to make sure it would be a memorable one. We got our tree super early, and had the house decorated all season. Michael took care of the lights outside, and I handled decorating the tree and setting out his nutcrackers to guard the stairs. I also picked up one of these candles, which made the house smell like a Chrstmas tree lot.
The day before Christmas, I went over to Kuhl Linscomb for their annual Christmas Eve sale and picked up these beautiful Juliska Christmas napkins to spruce up the table for Christmas morning. I put real sugar in the sugar pot, bought real fresh-sqeezed orange juice, and got all ready for the morning’s feast.
We decided on this baked french toast recipe from Bon Appetit’s holiday edition for breakfast. It was delicious, and something that you can put together ahead of time and just throw in the oven while you open presents. Some fresh fruit and crispy bacon are all you need to round out the meal. The market was out of challah, so we used brioche and it turned out perfect. Really pretty too!
Everyone loved it, and it was the perfect way to start off Christmas Day. After breakfast, we had a long cat nap on the couch, admired all of our new gifts, and watched A Christmas Story for the 100th time. Pretty nice Christmas morning!