Christmas 1and Christmas 2..the more the merrier!

Merry Christmas!

Packed and ready to move. Check. New Apartment. Almost check. Christmas Holidays. Check. Packed for 2 weeks in mountains. Check. Christmas 1.  Check. Christmas 2. Tomorrow.

Yep. That’s right. We have Christmas twice, so basically while some of you are still doing your last-minute shopping for those you love, some of us have already had Christmas. Well the first one, anyway.

Santa pushing the barrel of goods up the lawn...

Now you try explaining that one to your ever so clever almost 6-year-old.

Like many families for many reasons we also celebrate Christmas more than once. Once, with family 1 on Lake Como, (and please note – especially you mom: these numbers DO NOT AND I REPEAT, DO NOT CORRESPOND TO ANY SORT OF RANKING) and THEN together family number 2 or just our little family on the actual day of Christmas. We usually go as far away from the city as we can. This year we will be going to the Dolomite Mountains.  One of the most beautiful mountain views I have ever seen in my life and that my dear readers comes from a person who knows a thing or two about breathtaking mountains.

Anyway back to my story, it’s not a problem or anything to do Christmas twice, I mean I just have to do all the Christmas shopping twice, the overnight bags, the planning, did I mention the shopping? The thing is my daughter is going to be 6 in a couple of months and these type of things do not go un-noticed by her. Thus producing a series of questions:

‘how come we are having Christmas twice?’

‘how does Santa always know where to find us?’

‘how come Santa buys pyjama’s from the GAP, instead of having the ELVES make them?’   (oops)

and just when I start to break out in a sweat,  my 3-year-old starts singing in a very loud voice..

‘Santa Claus is coming to town 3 times!!!’

‘Santa Claus is coming to town 4 times!!!’

‘Santa Claus is coming to town 5 times!!!’

Then my husband of course comes into the room and takes one look at me and says

‘ very educational’  and I don’t remember exactly how you say that in Italian because he said it in English, and my almost 6-year-old who doesn’t miss a beat sings along,

‘you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout and I’m telling you why….Santa Claus is coming to town 10 times,

Santa Claus is coming to town!’

..and that’s when I decided that next year we are going to Hawaii for Christmas.

Christmas 1 Cernobbio

Christmas 1 Lake Como, Italy

About Cassidy_S

My name is Cassidy, I live in Northern Italy with my husband and 2 kids. When I first arrived to Italy the only thing I was sure of was that I wanted to live in this country, a country that is not known for its organization but is more beautiful than you can imagine!
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