I found Christmas Eve quite relaxing, but then today has been a little stressful; I think I was trying to have the perfect Jewish Christmas! In the end, I hit all of the high points of a Jewish Christmas -- a movie and Chinese food -- and perhaps next year I can be more relaxed about this no-longer-my holiday.
I went to the gym first thing this morning, sure that I would have the place to myself. But lo and behold, there was someone else there working out as well. We exchanged Christmas greetings and went about our workouts.
Then D. and I went off to our very first ever Christmas movie. We assumed that it would be us and all the other Jews in our suburb, but apparently going out for the movies on Christmas is a tradition for lots of folks; indeed, the parking lot was packed by the time we left. We totally splurged by sitting in the deluxe balcony area, where we got a delicious burger delivered to our cushy seats -- very fancy.
And the movie we saw was the new Star Wars film. I've never been a Star Wars fan, but D. is, and I'll admit that I liked it well enough, especially the parts that were not like a flying-and-shooting video game.
Then we came home and took a nap, sleeping hard for a couple of hours.
Then we talked to our families on the phone, ordered the de rigeur Chinese food, and watched TV.
I'm about to go to bed early and read, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow, when all the Christmas pressure is off.
I hope you all enjoyed your holiday, however you celebrated it!