They place ribbons and wreaths around the veranda.
Now it is time to decorate inside the house. Julie David and the children decorate the Christmas tree and also do the mantle.
Snow has started to fall again so David go out to shovel the driveway and walkways. Then Julie has to go and wrap the presents so the children finish the last decorations on the tree. Then they sit and discuss what they hope to receive from Santa.
Julie settles down to wrap the presents. The children know not to go into the dining room until all the presents are wrapped. As Julie is wrapping she can smell something delicious coming from the kitchen.
The kitchen is a very busy place with Julie's mother, Barbara Anderson, and her grandmother cooking up a storm in preparation for Christmas. Julie does not like cooking or baking very much so her mother and grandmother were only to glad to do it.
Barbara has just taken a cherry pie from the oven and the yule log is done.
Sugar cookies, gingerbread men, mincemeat tarts, cupcakes, as well as other assorted cookies have all been prepared and the whole house smells so delicious with all the wonderful aromas.
Christmas Eve, and all the work is done. The presents are wrapped and under the tree, the stockings are hung, and the snack for Santa and Rudolph is all set out. Julie and David and the children have a quiet moment as they dream about tomorrow and enjoy the peace of Christmas Eve.
Christmas Day after the presents are all unwrapped and the room is deserted as the family gets ready to go to church.