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Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

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Ugly Ornament Contest
The 1st weekend every December, all the women in my family get together for a shopping getaway weekend...usually 4 or 5 of us. Every year we have a contest on who can find/buy the ugliest ornament. The winner...
Christmas Shopping with Rules Makes it Interesting
During our annual Ladies-getaway-shopping weekend we have a rule...you cannot mention your kids names or the spouses name while out shopping. If you do same the names and get caught you have to...
A Holiday Baking Tradition
My Mom, Sister, Aunt and Grandmother all get together at my Grandma's house the first weekend in December and do all of our Christmas baking. We spend all day, from morning until evening making dough, baking...
Christmas Eve Family Gift
We always open our Christmas gifts in the morning of Christmas day, but we have one exception. On Christmas Eve, we always open a family gift that everyone can enjoy. The gifts have ranged from a board game or DVD...
My Christmas Dinnerware
I always wanted a beautiful set of Christmas dishes but never could seem to bring myself to pay for a whole set of expensive holiday dishes. About five years ago I decided to put together my own set of...
Putting Straw in the Manger
we have a tradition in our family that encourages our kids to be especially giving during the holidays and also to remember the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus. My husband made a wood...
Wearing Santa Hats
My husband and I love the holidays. We love that people seem to be friendlier and more giving during the Christmas season. Each year when December comes around we get out our Santa Hats to replace our regular...
The Longest Night of the Year
My family and I have always celebrated the longest night of the year on December 22nd. We eat dinner by candlelight, make a small backyard yard bonfire (with marshmallows, of course). No one is allowed to turn on a...
A Christmas Story in Mom & Dad's Bed
A holiday tradition that we have is that the kids all crawl into bed with us on Christmas morning before they go downstairs to open presents. My husband or I read the Christmas story and then everyone heads down to...
Fall Asleep to Christmas Lights and Holiday Music
We always hang colorful Christmas lights around the inside of the windows in our kids' bedrooms. They love going to sleep with the lights on and listening to holiday music on the radio. My husband and I sneak...
A Key for Santa
A friend told me about a neat Christmas tradition for those of us that don't have chimneys in our house. Since the traditional Santa stories always show Santa entering the house through the chimney, we didn't...
Make Sure Santa Was Here
When I was a little girl we weren't allowed to go downstairs until my Dad checked to make sure that Santa showed up. He would make us wait at the top of the stairs. After he checked to make sure everything was in...
Jack, the Christmas Elf
I started a new tradition a few years ago when I bought a new stuffed elf at a local store. The Christmas Elf, named Jack, appears in the house on December 1st and leaves on Christmas Eve. Jack works as a...
Giving of Yourself
We exchange traditional Christmas gifts among family members, but we also give a special gift that we call "the Gift of Yourself". The Gift of Yourself tradition is a way for each one of us to give another...
Christmas Pillowcases
My Mom bought my kids their own Christmas pillowcases at a local craft fair a few years ago. We switch out their standard pillowcases for the holiday-themed ones on December 1st. The kids think they're a cool...

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