Raiding My Sister's Closet: Looking your best for Christmas Morning

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Each Christmas, I carefully decide what I am going to wear for present opening festivities.  The first few years when I started caring about what I looked like on Christmas morning, I made some effort, but in recent years, our Christmas morning photos have ended up on the internet, and I feel that I have more of an image to uphold, so here are a few of my suggestions for looking your best on Christmas morning.

1.  Pick cute pajamas.  This is a no-brainer, but loads of people wear oversized tees and sweat pants to bed, so I feel like on Christmas, at least, make an effort, even if you have to change into them after you get up.  About 4 months ago, I finally threw out all of my grubby college tees and replaced them with some v-neck tees, leggings and cute pajama pants.  It had more to do with the fact that pregnancy was making me feel super fat in oversized tees, but, it has made a world of difference about my level of cuteness when lounging around the house, and having something you feel attractive in is guaranteed to make photos on Christmas morning more successful.  Your family may be the awesome type to get matching or homemade pj's.  Sadly, we are not this family.  Hopefully one day I will get us some awesome matching jammies, but for now, I just try to wear something semi-festive or at least attractive.

2.  Brush your teeth.  Another no-brainer, but I hate morning breath, and I hate hugging and kissing family members with morning breath.  It is yucky.  We always had to wait until my parents were ready for us to run down the stairs to get stockings, and for everyone to be awake and ready to go, so we always had time to brush those teeth.  And I never regret doing it.

3.  Do something cute with your hair.  It doesn't have to be fancy or take a long time.  I often sleep in a bun or a braid, and find that it makes for a decent 'just out of bed' look.

We are sort of hoping our baby comes before Christmas so he can wear his best Christmas jammies, too... They are so tiny and cute!!!

Check Janssen and Merrick's blogs out for some other fantastic ideas for looking your best on Christmas Morning!  



  1. I hope your baby is here for Christmas too! Or that you're at least not in labor on Christmas and get to enjoy the holiday!

  2. Those little jammies are so cute! I too would wear oversized tees and pants that needed to be thrown out. I realized I needed an upgrade after looking at our morning Christmas photos last year. It's funny how wearing cute PJ's to bed makes me feel better in the morning! (that and brushing my teeth like you said)

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