We did it a bit differently. We were more relaxed which meant we could spend more time together. No rushing to the kitchen to check on food or make salads. No hot ovens (really, who ever thought a cooked meal is a good idea in summer)
Instead we had a late breakfast, made mostly by my husband, camp style. On the stoep where we all were.
We had a braai much later, with pre-made salads.
We still ate way to much. We were thankful that Santa brought chocolates as gifts. Pudding was easy. Altough some people did have Christmas pudding after the braai. That would not include me. I love fruit and sometimes enjoy cake but definitely not fruitcake.
Hope you had a special time with family as well.