Prince George Forces William & Kate to Change Royal Christmas Tradition

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kate middletonWord on the street is, Kate Middleton and Prince William are a wee bit more excited about Christmas this year. And you can probably guess why, right? Because they've got a bouncing bundle o' joy to celebrate with this time 'round! It's a proven fact that holidays are exponentially more fun when little ones are a part of the festivities. Even if you normally celebrate in a castle surrounded by a moat filled with angry alligators waiting to take a swipe at the first trespasser who comes there way.

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess will be spending Christmas at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England, with about 30 people, including Kate's parents, Michael and Carole. The couple is said to be extra "excited" this year since Prince George, who'll be about five months, is around for everyone to coo over. Also, random fun fact: Apparently the royals all get each other weird gag gifts every year -- "the cheaper and quirkier, the better" -- as opposed to lavish gifts. I like that. It's nice that the focus of Christmas for them is fun, as opposed to spending money. It's a sweet thing for Prince George to grow up with.

But back to having a baby around the holidays. It really is like hitting the reset button. Suddenly, the holidays become magical again. Even though you're not the person who believes in Santa, he's in the air again. Baking cookies becomes a special, memory-making to-do. And it's fun to come up with your own holiday traditions that are different from the ones you grew up with. And there's nothing like having a baby around for his very first Christmas.

William and Kate will surely enjoy their holiday a little more than usual this year. As will everyone with a new baby -- even if they're just celebrating in, you know, a regular house.

Do you find the holidays more special with children? What do you think the Duke and Duchess will gift their son with?

 

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June C Dobson

awww that is great,thinking they are trying to bring the wee one up as normal as possible, not like royalty,,


 

mande... manderspanders

Another Stir article with a title that doesn't match the article.  There is nothing here that says that they are "forced" to change a royal tradition.

Katie Hobaugh

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO WILL AND KATE AND THERE NEW ADDITION;CHRISTMASES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME THE FUN HAS JUST BEGAN;HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Nelli... NellieAthome

The tradition of giving gag gifts is a long standing tradtion in the royal family. Nothing new here including the inability of The Stir writers to actually research what they write.


June - if they were going to be like "normal" people then they would be spending thousands of pounds on luxury items the kid doesn't need and like "normal" people would go into debt to do so.

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