NO SPOILERS, I PROMISE!
For the past 3 years, my brother and I have had a tradition with our Grandmother that instead of giving gifts for Christmas, we go see the newest Star Wars movie and go out to eat. It started with The Force Awakens, and we have continued it ever since.
Today, we went to see The Last Jedi, and let me tell you, it was amazing!!! I won’t go into details because I hate spoilers, but I will do a review post Christmas sometime, once it’s more likely that everyone who wouldn’t want spoilers had already seen it.
What I love about this tradition is that it really focuses on the time with loved ones around the holidays, instead of presents. Everyone enjoyed the movie and we had a nice lunch after, and we spent less money and time trying to figure out what to get each other. These are the kinds of gifts that we will cherish forever, and the moments that we will never forget.
We plan on doing this next year, Star Wars movie or not, and it is something to look forward to each year. I would love to hear everyone else’s special non-gift Christmas traditions!