Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hey everyone! First off, Merry Christmas Eve to those who celebrate :) I was thinking about doing a "Christmas Eve Vlog" on my second channel, but a video usually takes me a few hours at the least (all day at the most) and since today is my favorite day of the year, I decided to spend it with my family. Hope you all don't mind! I feel horrible since I haven't been uploading as many videos as I normally do, but like I said in my last blog post, you all have been so loving and supportive it makes me feel better. After the holidays I'm going to throw myself full force into my videos and it's also one of my top New Years Resolutions! To keep my channel on a consistent schedule of videos so there's never a big gap.

I think lots of people's favorite holiday is Christmas Day, but mine is actually Christmas Eve. (and my birthday!!!) Lots of families and households celebrate Christmas differently, but we have our big meal or "feast" on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day. My grandmother ("Blah Blah" and yes, that's the name we call her to her face. Don't judge! LOL) is in town, but other than that we're just with our immediate family. I don't know why my extended family doesn't get together. I have friends who will spend Christmas Eve with one set of grandparents, Christmas morning with their immediate family, Christmas afternoon with the other grandparents, Christmas night with their Aunt's and Uncles... and so on. My family has never been like that. All of my extended family lives far away, the closest are a 6 hour car ride, and they go all the way to Istanbul, Turkey! So it's more stress than fun trying to get everyone together at once.

To me, Christmas Day seems like it's more about the presents. We wake up as early as 3 AM and run into our parents room, then we wait while they go "check to see if Santa came" while they make their coffee. Then they yell "OK girls! He left you a present, come see what it is!" And we run into the living room all excited. I go through my stocking first, then look at the main gift he left me. In my family, Santa fills your stocking, and leaves you one "big gift" but it's never wrapped, and everything else is from our family members wrapped and under the tree. After the initial excitement of Santa, Elle and I start distributing the packages to each family member. Then we take turns opening each present, and then eat breakfast, which is always moms famous egg casserole, which sounds disturbing, but is so delish! After breakfast, we all carry our presents up to our room then go back to sleep. When I was little, I was still too excited to sleep and I would stay up playing with my toys, but now that I'm older I understand why my parents always went back to sleep. 3 AM is early! We spend the rest of the day sleeping, eating leftovers, relaxing, watching a movie, but kinda doing our own thing.

This is why I like Christmas Eve better. First off, the excitement in the air is so thick you could cut it with a knife! Especially having a little kid in the household, it makes everything so much more magical. Christmas Eve is all about the excitement and being with the family and wrapping last minute presents (dad likes to get his gifts to us on Christmas Eve. Every year, without fail, he buys it on this day. That's actually where he is right now while I write this post!!! Talk about procrastination....) cooking, baking, eating, watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music. Chrismas Eve is just more "family oriented" than Christmas Day, and that's why I like it more! To me, the holidays are just about being with my family. I used to take it for granted more when I lived with my parents, but now that I've moved out I cherish every second I get to spend with them. Mom and dad are both off work during this time of the season and it's just a time for us really to bond and be together as a family.

OH! I also wanted to just touch on this really quickly. Lots of you are requesting that I do a "Christmas Wish List" and/or "Christmas Haul" video, and I just want to go ahead and let you know I won't be doing that this year. All I really wanted for Christmas was to be home with my family, and as a present I'm hoping for either a pink iPod nano, or a digital camera. I have a video camera, flip camera, and a SLR - but I want one of those small digital cameras so I can carry it around with me and snap pictures where ever I am. I've been using my phone, but I find I don't take that many picutres. I used to have a digital camera (RIP) and I would take SO many pictures with it! I want to start adding albums to facebook (my fan facebook is down at the moment because facebook didn't believe it was really me in charge of it.. but it is/was and it's being put back up soon!) So I'm hoping for a either the iPod, or a small hot pink digital camera. & I won't be doing a Christmas Haul cause I feel like that would be bragging and being like, "OMG look what my parents can afford to buy me!" Whereas, I only haul items I purchased with my own money so that I can show you guys that if I love it enough to spend my own money on it, you probably would too!

So I just wanted to do this quick blog post to say Merry Christmas Eve! This year has been the best of my life (so far) and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much for giving me the gift of support this season and allowing me to spend this magical time with my family. I love you all and I can't wait to get back to doing videos consistently!

So tell me, how do you spend Christmas with your family? & What's on your Christmas wish list?

-B

73 comments:

Benedicte Tardieu-Tremblay said...

love it :) xxxxxx you're an inspiration ! www.embellie-moi.blogspot.com i talk about you in my blog :)

much love
Bene xxxxxxxx

Benedicte Tardieu-Tremblay said...

You're amazing ! I love to read you ! I talk about u on my blog :) www.embellie-moi.blogspot.com

Merry X-MAs :)
LOVE YOU

Béné xxxxxxxxx

AL said...

Blair, Happy Christmas Eve!!

I hope that everything good happen with you!!

Thank you for help many girls to accept theirselves, and make our lives more beautiful!!

Thank you a lot!!

Hey, say a "Hello" to Brazil in your next video!!!

Ana Carolina said...

I do agree that the Eve is more "Family oriented" and that REALLY makes it special! :D
Merry Christmas to all of you!
:)

a friend said...

Have a very merry christmas Blair:) spend time with your family and don't worry about making videos! family is much more important this time of year:) happy Holidays!

Sophie said...

Aww, your family has such a lovely christmas! If you did a haul, it wouldn't be thought of as bragging btw.. though i know you don't wanna do one.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Blair!! <3
xx

Hadiyah said...

love your videos blairr! theyre so helpfull! follow me on twitter please!

xHadiyahx
^thats my twitter name^
:) xxx

Kamo said...

my favourite day is Christmas Eve too!! i love spending time with my family :)
of course i love my birthday but that's always a complicated day (31th december) so i think Christmas Eve is so much better :D
This year i don't had a Christmas wish list, all i want is to be with my family, so i think i understand what are you feeling right now.

Hope you had a really nice Holidays with your family!!

Elizabeth Hope said...

I totally ah-gree about the whole Chritmas Haul thing! Everyone will just get mad even though they shouldn't! we are just showing what we got and helping people get ideas about things!
I want the Pink iPod nano too! :D I hope I get it!

xoxo
Lizz
http://www.styleitinheels.com

Kate J said...

" Santa fills your stocking, and leaves you one "big gift" but it's never wrapped, and everything else is from our family members wrapped and under the tree "
this is EXACTLY what i do to!!
Merrry Christmas Blair :)

Samira said...

Have a very mery christmas, i wish you recive everything you want, love , succes, support everything you want !! XXX Merry x-mas to you and your family and friends : D

Samira

my life iz not urs said...

i'm not celebrate christmas but i think u had a very interesting n inspired christmas eve

Sharony said...

Merry Christmas (A)

Not Worth It said...

i love reading your blog. and i am very jealous of your life. just sayin.

Anonymous said...

hey blair! merry christmas to you and your family! on christmas eve we go to my grandparents house and eat a big christmas dinner. we like to have a theme though... this year it's red and green. that means all of the food must be red or green! i hope you are enjoying the time with your family! tomorrow i will also be in my pj's. have fun! i love watching your videos and reading the blogs! :)
-emma

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

-Jaclyn

maccosmeticsfanatic said...

Merry Christmas Blair!! I hope it's super magical christmas!! Love you blair!!! And don't worry about the christmas eve vlog. Its fine :)

Anonymous said...

Blair, you just made me so excited for Christmas morning! Egg casserole is what my mom makes for Christmas morning too! We call it breakfast casserole though.. So yummy! If you put cheese on anything I'll eat it lol! She makes two separate ones-one with onions and peppers and one plain with sausage- because when my cousins and I were younger we didn't like all of the green. Not sure why she continues to make two haha probably just used to it!
Have a Merry Christmas with your family!
-Kristine

Swathi said...

You are amazing!! I hope you have a wonderful xmas and wishing you a very happy New Years as well! Can't wait to see more of your videos in the year to come :) xoxo

emzjackson said...

i am asking for a ipod touch :D im from england, so its 6 o clock at night soo im so excited for tomorrow haha. have a greaat christmas ;D <3 xx

Shawna said...

Wow Blair! That was super fun to read:) For Christmas I do the same thing as you! Except I don't wake up quite as early lol.
Check out my blog!
www.pinkglitterxox.blogspot.com

Lucy said...

This is such a lovely post:)
I hope you have a lovely Christmas!!

A set of heated rollers is definitely on my wish list this year :)

Merry Christmas

Lou
xx
Rainbows and Buttons

TheFeelingOfBeauty said...

you truly are an inspiration! you were the first guru i found in the summer and since then i have taken up make up as more of a hobby. you inspired me to be just a bubbly, happy person because that's exactly what you are! i hope you have a fantastic christmas eve and chrismas day! i love your videos and now have followed your blog, please keep making videos and ignore th haters, i would absolutly love to see motivational video's, it seems like something you would be great at, for me i get down alot about mt looks/ability alot and i assume others do and you seem like a person who would be great at getting people to see the bright side of life! merry christmas blair & family! xx

Alexis** said...

i celebrate christmas eve like you too! :) i have a feast with my family and then i open almost all of my presents. i USED to get stockings on christmas morning.. until this year D: mom says im too old.. hahahahha oh well... ): but what i dont like is how there is a low during the actual christmas day since christmas eve was sooo festive and all my favorite things were done that day. just sharing :)

FaShIoN BuDdIeS said...

That is exactly what my family does, for the most part, although sadly we can't have your moms famous Egg Casserole. But I always go through my stocking look at the present that is unwrapped that "Santa" gave me and then I give out presents to family, and yeah. I love Christmas! Merry Christmas, hope your family and you have a safe holiday!!

:D/Lexi

Anna said...

I love christmas eve too blair!! we have a big breakfast chill frot the morning watcha movie then tonight we are going to my sisters apartment for dinner, and then to the chirstmas eve service at our churtch! =) then i might come home and take a lush bath! Anyways this year im hoping for a jewelry amoire(?) and a new curling iron!! :) yay! im so excited! then my parents fill our stockings and we have other little gifts like im getting more pillow mist, and a spa rap! Oh! and my dad always picks one thing out for each of us... haha thats sometimes interesting i love him though!! merry chirstmas!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Blair! great post. My family celebrates christmas eve with my dad's side of the the family and Christmas and spent we my mom's side. But I'm like you, i enjoy christmas eve more because i see my dad's family less than my mom's. Also my cousins have chrsitmas like you where they get one present from santa and the rest are from their parents. But anyway, i hope you have a great Christmas and spent as much time with your family as possible.
Merry Christmas!
God Bless you and your family!
XOXO

Sweet Susy said...

Merry Christmas Eve! My family also has the tradition of celebrating Christmas Eve. We eat at that time like fattys and open our gifts at 12am. Very exciting day and christmas we just sleep and just like u watch movies or do our own thing! This year was great. It was nice meeting you at IMATS! =) Christmas wish is a better DSLR....hehehe

Matthew Michael Mark Gerlach said...

I think that you should just have fun with your family <3 have a great day! I still <3 you and ttyl.

Matthew Michael Mark Gerlach said...

I think that you should just have fun with your family <3 have a great day! I still <3 you and ttyl.

Erika said...

Hey Blair! Idk if you knew this already but your updated room tour is one of the Top 10 videos (people & blogs) of 2010. Here's the link. :)

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Tove said...

Today was our big christmas day (the 24th) here in the Northern Europe and my wish list included the coastal scents 88 palette and a macbook pro, and i got both of them + some other fun stuff :) i know christmas isn't about gifts, but spending time with your family and just enjoy it all :)

daddysgirl6214@gmail.com said...

Christmas Eve we usually just hang around the house and cook, but this year we're having a mini Christmas party with me and my 2 best friend so we can exchange gifts and hang out. Then, on Christmas we get up early and open our presents. Oh! and we put on TBS because they do a 24 marathon of "A Christmas Story" and they just play it all day over and over so we watch it all day and finish up cooking. Then the day after Christmas we go to my grandmother's house and we eat dinner and open more presents. Sometimes on Christmas Eve we go to Midnight Mass, which is just a church service at midnight, but we're not going this year because I'm sick. But, I love Christmas and spending time with my family because both of my parents are not working and it's just so fun! haha (: oh and I wanted to thank you soooo much for following my boutique! It made me so happy haha (:

Brian said...

Hey Blair! Hope you have a great christmas and Christmas eve! :) have a great time with your family! :)
I recently started my own blog.. Any tips??

BrianECV.blogspot.com

fatima ruiz said...

I still wish you would do a christmas haul video ):

Abbey*** said...

Thank you.I loved reading this.I do spend time with my family!& my Christmas list is:
88 Coastal Scents Matte Palette
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Justin Bieber Book
Justin Bieber 2.0 on Itunes
and an I <3 Bobbies braclet from Tilly's!
Thanks and you as well have a Merry Christmas Eve a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!I love you too Blair!
Love,
Abbey***

Anne said...

What I like most about you are your genuineness and kindness. The beauty world can sometimes be superficial, but when you film videos and write blogs, your true caring self shines through and that's wonderful. Like you've said in the past, make-up and fashion accessories enhance each person's natural looks, but the warmth and kindness you have in your heart really shine through and make your videos a pleasure to watch. Your passion for the beauty world is quite contagious! Love watching your videos. Merry Christmas! Anne

Zeena said...

Blair,

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Hugs, kisses, Hot chocolate and candy canes,
xxxx

Ashley said...

Hey!
First off, Happy Birthday! (:
Second, I actually don't make Christmas a big deal. We (my small family & I) don't do much anything on Christmas Eve, and only a few minor celebratory things on Christmas Day. Don't take me wrong, Christmas is by far an amazing time of year. My family is low key, and we don't do much in the small town I'm in. I'm like you, Christmas is just a time to be happy, and get the people you love most to be near.
-Best wishes & I love your videos! (:

Anonymous said...

Hey Blair!!! Merry Xmas to you and Elle!!! My Xmas eve is quite different I guess. First of all I am from Lithuania. I am catalic and we follow some traditions as most of us do here. Its non working day and eveyrone starts preparing from Xmas even in advance! Like minimum 3 days! Xmas eve tradition is to have 12 meals on the table,but it can't be any meat,eggs,milk or anything like that. So its mostly fish and some other traditional meals I can't explain,but we MUST have 12 meals at least. Ussually we celebrate with grandparents:) it is said to be a dinner we should be thankful for what we have and we should be calm,no celebration or dances! Just dinner with candles,little pray before that. Now then I am oldwe we exchange gifts on Xmas eve;) I wonder if someone has the same Xmas eve???!:)

Nicole said...

I'm from the Europe and I have just got my presents. I've got a digital camera! And I smiled, when I read that you want one, too :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!
xoxo

Heidi said...

Like Tove above me said, here in the nothern europe, we celebrate today. I had dinner and enjoyed being with my family. On top of my wish list was a new bed for my dog and a new phone, and I got both so now me and my dog are happy, full of dinner and cuddled up in the sofa. I love christmas:)

Sian said...

Merry Christmas Eve Blair (and Merry Christmas for tomorrow too!) I love to hear how different people celebrate Christmas - that's not weird is it?! :L

Love Sian x
http://sianthebeautyjunkie.blogspot.com/

Alex said...

i love both of the days! christmas eve is fun bcuz its all about watching my favorite holiday movie( miracle on 34th street) and going 2 my grandparents 4 my huge holiday dinner with my immediate family, my grandparents, and my aunt&uncle&cousin , we open the presents from them, and we go home .... on xmas day we basically wake up at 6:30 am and open our stockings first, then we get 2 pick out a present 2 open.... we eat breakfast and then finish opening our presents... rest of day is relaxing with close friends and preparing 2 go skiing... its ok tht ur not doing a xmas wishlist/haul.... but if u love any of the things tht u get can u show us those??? thx! my xmas wishlist was mainly just another pair of UGGs. MERRY CHRISTMAS BLAIR!!!!! i <3 u!!!!!

mimi said...

Merry Christmas!!Hope you have fun with your family.

Platypodian said...

Hi, Blair! I totally understand why you don't want to make that video. Although, a haul video would be fun to watch. Christmas Eve and Day are both equally exciting. Christmas Eve was the day I opened presents with my Daddy (RIP... the 15 years I had with him wasn't enough). So, we opened with my grandma today (his mom.. who I live with). My sister and bro-in-law came over, we had pizza, and gave my gma her gifts, and vice versa. Tonight, I am going to my grandfather's for Christmas Eve Supper. We are then going to a candle light church service which starts at 10 PM. I will then come back to my granny's, go to bed, and wake up in the morning. When up, I will go across our farm (literally) to my mom's house. I will open presents there. Then, I am going to my sister's in laws house for a Christmas brunch. After that, I come home, look at my presents again, and I organize them. I then have Christmas supper (cooked by mom) at my Grandpa's! Busy, busy! Merry Christmas to you, Elle, and the rest of your family!

Anonymous said...

Hi blair! I from Sweden and we celebrare christmas om christmas eve(december 24). :)

Anonymous said...

I thought you said when you get a flip you'd vlog in public more! ;)

Plaisir De Fleurs❀ said...

happy holidays! do a christmas haul?! xo

Anonymous said...

Christmas eve was my favorite day when I was little, but now i like christmas a little more. I still love christmas eve though!On christmas eve my famil wakes up and pretty much watches chrsitmas movies, wrappes presents, does last minute shopping, and then comes home and opens one present each.( which is usually pajamas or a christmas book to read that night before bed)After that we just sit around drinking hot chocolate and being excited. On christmas morning we usually wake up at 8 A.M. and open our present.Then we eat our christmas breakfast(cinnamon rolls) and play with our presents. Then we watch rudolph. At 4 oclock the grandmas/aunta/cousins etc. come over for christmas dinner ( which is usually a huge buffet of ham, homemade macaroni, cornbread, mashed potatoes, corn pudding,greenbean casserole, sweet potatoes, pasta salad, homemade spaghetti and meat balls, and whatever else the family brings). Then we go to bed and about two days later my sister and I go to Maine to visit my dad for new years! :)

FashionTally said...

I totally agree! I never reall thought about it that way before, but Christmas Eve is such a great day! Everyone is all excited and happy. On Christmas, the excitement wears off the moment that you realize that you've unwrapped all of the presents.

rachael said...

hi Blair
i hope that you have a great christmas eve and christmas. and have a happy new year too may 2011 be a wonderful year for you and your whole family :)

Danielle said...

Merry Christmas! - Well its Christmas now in England haha. I kind of have 3 Christmas days! Christmas Eve we spend the day shopping getting last minute presents, wrappng etc and then in the evening we go to my Grandmas house and she always does like a buffet of our fav foods and we exchange presents there. Then Christmas day we get up really early obviously haha and me and my Sister open presents from 'Santa' and then unfortunatley i have to go to work.. but when i get home we open presents from family and friends and then have our big dinner follwed by watching all the good Christmas Tv! Then boxing day i me and my Sister go to my Dads & his Girlfrends house with her two boys and have like party food and exchange presents there!! I pretty much know what im getting this year - well i know my mum is getting me this Pauls Boutique bag ve wanted for ages.. http://www.pauls-boutique.com/default.aspx?scid=1&pid=659 You might like them Blair! Love you vdeos and hope you have a fabulous holiday!!!

~Danielle

Anonymous said...

Frist off i wish you a happy christams and a happy new year. however,you know what i think would be a great blog to start your new year, talking about some of your new years resolutions:)

Bellesme said...

Have you ever been to Turkey?
Btw, I think the way you guys do it sounds really nice <3
Bellesme

jessica carter said...

HEYYYY BLAIRRRRR,, merry christmas tooo!!!! btw my mom also makes the same christmas casserole every year, and two of thew presents i got from christmas eve were from you r video
the bh cosmetics palete and the urban decay fairy book thing, thankkssssss for the ideas

thepenguingirl33 said...

Hey Blair Girl

I just wanted to say I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and don't worry about not posting videos as you are very faithful at doing your videos all year long and you deserve to have a mini vacation from posting videos and spending that time with your family. Christmas eve is real special in my family as my Mom and I and My Aunt spend the part of the day cooking together and visiting while my Dad works on our Family Christmas letter and our Little Girl Dog either stays in the kitchen with us ladies and cleans up our messes on the floor or goes in the other room with my
Dad while he works on the letter. Then we go to Christmas eve services at our church in the evening and afterwards we drive around and look at beautiful Christmas lights on houses. Then we come home and eat the big meal that we made and the desserts. this year I am sick and can not eat. Then we open the present that Santa left which was a really good Christmas movie called the Christmas Hope. Then we go to bed and wait for Christmas day which is Jesus's birthday that we celebrate. Then we wake up and eat breakfast and then we open our gifts and watch the Christmas day parade and then start cooking again the big Christmas day meal. Then after our meal we all take a nap. Christmas is wonderful in my family also and I love being with my family too. May you and your Family have a very Wonderful and Peaceful Christmas and a very Super New year.

thepenguingirl3 said...

Hey Blair
Merry Christmas and very Happy New year.

Rashana Opal said...

Hey there Blair
Have a fantabulous Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year.

Vicky xox1 said...

How come you did a birthday haul...but you won't do a christmas one?
Merry Christmas!
Vicky xxx

Jennifer :> said...

MY SISTER BOUGHT ME A PINK IPOD NANO FOR CHRISTMAS :D :D :D HAHAHAHA!!

BeautyAmbition.net said...

*MERRY CHRISTMAS*

luvluvally said...

Hey blair,
hope u have a happy holidays! ur videos are so inspiring and make my day:) have a happy holidays, and remember that you can take a break from YT every once in a while, i'll always be subscribed:)
btw check out my blog
http://luvluvally.blogspot.com

snookerddle said...

Merry Christmas Elle!!!!!!

Leya Taylor said...

Hey Blair!
Just wanted to let you know I am currently following your blog right now (i thought it would be a nice little Christmas gift) :) Christmas is almost over, seeing as it is past 9:30, but I wanted to say hi and Merry Christmas! My wish list consisted of only a few things-- Taylor Swift Speak Now CD, an iPod touch :), some cute wall decorations for my bedroom, and a white Christmas (Which I got a little early- it has snowed for 3 days straight!)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
-Leya Taylor
follow my blog: bloggergirlmaddienicole.blogspot.com

SuziDoll07 said...

hi blair!
woah u get up at 3am?? haha my family just wakes up at around 8am, or whenever my little brother/sister wakes up. haha

Emma said...

loving your blog posts :)x

Anonymous said...

Wow my parents put out the Santa gifts while we are sleeping. How does ur sis not figure out what's going on when ur parents barely try to keep the secret

Emily said...

YOU'RE AMAZING! I LOVE YOUR YOUTUBE AND BLOG!
I JUST STARTED A BEAUTY AND FASHION BLOG...PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AND FOLLOW ME!
www.cuteybeautyfashionpassion.blogspot.com
xo Emily

Anonymous said...

:D haha awesome you are soo lucky to have a gandmother :'( Just reading this made me smile to see you had a great day! .. so much for my day :\

Anonymous said...

hi Blair! i Really need your help!! Could you do a tutorial video on how you can do Anahi's make up? That would be great! Thanks Blair!
your biggest fan, M.M

DanceDance said...

Hi Blair! I would love if you read this comment! You are a complete inspiration and even if people leave hater comments saying they don't like you just ignore them coz you are the kindest person i have EVER met! Also i love your YouTube vids.
Love Bell
xxxx