By Christine Katende
What you need to know:
Whether it is travelling to a dream destination or just staying at home to binge watch your favourite Christmas movies, there are many ways to enjoy the festive season.
For many of us, Christmas 2022 feels like the first ‘normal’ Christmas since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with more opportunities to spend time with loved ones or enjoy parties with friends. But this year we are also faced with a new challenge; the cost of living crisis. Many people are opting out of their usual extravagant celebrations and instead choosing to celebrate at home in order to cut on expenses.
Christmas can be a magical time for lots of people but for those in a relationship, it can also involve navigating challenges such as mixed expectations and different traditions, from what kind of gifts to give to what to eat or how you will split your time between each other’s family.
These couples share how they are spending their day.
Obedi and Rachael Kiyaga, married
This is our fifth Christmas together as a married couple. Previously, we would always be invited by other families but this time, we are planning to host our parents, siblings, friends and other family members for Christmas Lunch at our home. Since it is our first time to host, it is exciting and preparations are already in high gear, especially when it comes to Christmas decoration, lights, gifts, balloons, cards, games and movies.
We want to make this year’s Christmas memorable, especially for the children just like our parents used to do. We shall also have different activities meant to remind everyone that Jesus Christ was born and later died for our sins so that we can live and enjoy they life we are enjoying.
Denis and Jane Ssendege
We are not planning much this year. Our programme starts on 24 with a service at our local church, before returning home to prepare all the delicacies for the big day.
Since we have invited some guests, we need to prepare everything beforehand so that we have enough time to spend with our guests when they arrive. Click to read more…