Christmas at the Cullens'
"Good morning, love," said Edward as I walked in the door. I'd been helping Alice prepare the house for Christmas. "How was it?"
He didn't have to ask. I just scowled.
"Well, I thought I'd head up to the house now to put the presents under the tree. Of course, Alice already knows what I got her, but I wrapped it anyway. And I only know what Emmett got me – he isn't very good at hiding his thoughts." He smiled, and wrapped his arms around me. "You're going to love what I got you."
After 50 years, I'd come to enjoy receiving gifts. But I still hated parties.
"You, too," I said softly, before kissing him passionately.
We heard footsteps, and pulled away as the door opened.
"Jake!" I exclaimed.
"Bells! Edward! Merry Christmas!" Jacob replied.
"Merry Christmas!" said Edward and I. Edward and Jacob were good friends now.
Then, Renesmee entered the house after him.
"Merry Christmas, oh, parents of mine!" she exclaimed.
"Merry Christmas, Renesmee!" we replied.
We all walked to the house together. It was decorated with lights EVERYWHERE, wreaths, lanyards, the works. Alice was standing just inside, and greeted us. She was wearing green leggings, a red shirt that said "Feliz Navidad, from the Vamps!" with a brown vest over it. She had on a Santa hat.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" she shouted.
"Merry Christmas!" we chorused.
Inside, there was a HUGE Christmas tree, decorated by Alice, Rose, Esme, and I. We'd actually had a little bit of fun, but not enough to make me say it was a great experience.
Once we had added our presents to the pile, it was OPENING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No, seriously, that's how Alice announced it.
Here's how Christmas works at the Cullens'/Blacks':
The couples give each other their gifts: Carlisle/Esme, Jacob/Renesmee, Edward/me, Rose/Emmett, Alice/Jasper. Then, the parents, Carlise, Esme, Edward, and I, give their children their presents. Then the children give to the parents. Then the chaos for Jake, Nessie, Edward, Rose, Emmett, Alice, Jasper, and me begins. We lay a present for each of us on the ground, then we all have to fight for the presents. It's soooo much fun! That continues until we all have our presents. Here's what we all got:
From Alice: a fur coat
From Jasper: a stress ball
From Emmett: a certificate for an arm wrestle (he's still getting me back for my newborn strength.)
From Rose: a book called: Beauty and You: Tips for Beauty like no other
From Carlisle: a medicine book (apparently Edward had told him I was thinking of going into the medical field)
From Esme: a book called: Cooking for Your Teen (I usually ended up cooking for Jake, who fazes every week to stay Renesmee's age forever. He and Renesmee still eat a TON!)
From Renesmee: a sweater that said: "Super Vampire Mom"
From Jake: a wooden moon charm (so sweet! It matches my wolf charm!)
From Edward: a locket heart necklace that said "My Love" on the outside, had a picture of him and me inside
After that, we all went out hunting. It was our "Christmas Feast".