Over the years I’ve come to accept that Christmas is just another random festival here in Japan. As such, especially as the girls have gotten older, our actual Christmas is fairly modest.
This year our oldest has plans that will keep her busy most of the day and our youngest has plans that involves cupcakes and will keep her away part of the afternoon. I have work to do but I’ll be able to do it at home and She Who Must Be Obeyed and I might sneak out for cheap sushi.
The advantage of Christmas being just another random festival is that restaurants don’t fill up. It’s just an ordinary day.
We usually make the New Year’s holiday our big celebration. This year even that will be slightly complicated, but more on that in a future post.
Until then, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to everyone!