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So, since Halloween is over and we are officially moving into the 2012 holiday season, I thought it would be fun to share....
What is your favorite tradition of your family's? Can you believe that we are all going to have 6 month old babies by next Christmas?! So exciting
My family doesn't do a Christmas Dinner... We do it Christmas Eve. That is my favorite night of the year! We light a lot of candles and turn on the Christmas tree and Christmas lights and turn out most of the lights so the room is mostly candlelit and the tree looks stunning! Ah, I love it
My favorite thing my mom used to do was not put any presents under the tree at all before Christmas, so when we woke up as kids, there were presents everywhere.. It was pretty awesome actually! I have pretty much kept this tradition too
JaxonJocelyn Gabriel Grayson and Scarlett
I can't pick a favorite. I love everything about Christmas! Decorating the tree with the family while listening to Christmas music. My mom, sister and I make coffee cakes together that we only make at this time to eat on Christmas morning. picture with Santa Claus. Leaving cookies and milk and carrot for reindeer. Picture at the top of the steps Christmas morning before going down to presents. Now I'm getting so excited about it!
Oh and I always buy the girls matching Christmas pj's
My family is 2,600 miles away and DH's family lives an hour south so we don't see them all that often. The only holiday tradition we have is going to their place for Christmas Day and it's not really all that special to me. I'm looking forward to building our own little family traditions as our kids grow! Last year we had a blast picking out our tree, but I decorated it myself since DD was still a baby and DH had to work. Every holiday season has been really different since I met DH, so we'll see what sticks.
Eliza Rose, born 6/9/10 ...and getting a little brother for her birthday! Baby Henry Wilder, due 6/7/13
I love Christmas! I have started a tradition of a book left on DD's bed on Christmas night by Santa, we leave cookies, milk, carrots out for him on Christmas Eve. We usually order take out Thai or have pies on Christmas Eve with my sister and parents. I make homemade cinnamon buns and we have those on Christmas morning with a big breakfast. That day we hang out at home as a family until 10 or 11 and then we head to both sets of grandparents houses.
On Christmas Eve we all get a new pair of pajamas to wear that night.
Christmas is my favorite holiday! My parents don't have Christmas dinner, they have Christmas breakfast with homemade biscuits and gravy, hot apples, sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes...I'm sure I'm missing something. This year out first Christmas we get to celebrate as a family! I'm looking foward to making our own traditions!
Too many to name, but we do always go to the 11:00 in the evening service, at the end we go out in the streets and sing Christmas hymns in the street (we go to a downtown church, so there are a lot of passerby's who join in)
But we love Thanksgiving, too!
Melissa, Mom to DS Zeke (10/12/2001) and DD Paxton (05/29/2003)
Our traditions have changed a little in the last few years after the passing of my grandfather. The thing I look forward to the most over the holidays is getting together with my family and just lounging around enjoying spending time together.
Oh and my mom's homemade chicken and noodles. I've been hinting around that if she felt like making a batch early this year I wouldn't complain at all
09/03 - 09/06 - 06/13
"Would I rather be feared or loved? Um ... easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me." - Michael Scott
Thanksgiving is always at my house, I do all the cooking, we watch football and then it is time to turn on A Christmas Story!
We always go to church on Christmas Eve and then dinner at my in laws. Go home and my girls open one present on Christmas Eve (a tradition at my house as a little girl) and it is always SURPRISE, pajamas for them. Wonder if they will ever catch on??
Christmas morning is at my house and then we head to my in laws for a big brunch and my parents go there too since we all live 15 minutes from each other.