What is your favorite Christmas/holiday tradition??
Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:17 AM
1. On Christmas eve, my girls and I dress in our Christmas jammies and have hot chocolate and watch a christmas movie. Since the kids are grown and gone, it will be just me and the dog! DH doesn't wear Christmas jammies!
2. My mom used to buy advent calendars for all of the grandchildren, but she passed right after Christmas last year and it will be to hard to carry that on this year.
Posted 26 November 2008 - 11:57 AM
| Originally Posted by Sloan |
Mamosa's (OJ and champagne) on Christmas morning with a big breakfast. Usually the mamosa's continue on throughout the day. I opted to work Christmas this year, so no Mamosa's for me!
Anyhow - our tradition is every year we buy an ornament that reflects the year. Last year we bought a seahorse ornament to remember our first family trip to PV. This year it will definitely be something wedding related. Maybe I'll find a big script E to put on the tree. Hmmm...something to think about!
Oh and we always spend Christmas Eve with our friends and when we get home we let the kids open one gift.
Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:44 PM
Since I've been with my husband, it's been fun being part of his family's traditions. They're all just like a bunch of kids during the holidays, and I love every minute of it. There are the required "butt shots" of each of the kids hanging an ornament on the tree...the boys get competitive and try to get the most crack showing...I know, juvenile, but so funny to watch. On Christmas Eve we all get together to hang our stockings and eat sandwiches around the lit Christmas tree. And on Christmas morning (or sometime during Christmas day), we all have to gather on the staircase and do the "OHMIGOD SANTA CAME" face so that my mother-in-law can get a picture.
It's all really silly stuff, but really fun since I never got to do any of it growing up.
Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:56 PM
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:20 PM
The tradition that I love most though started last year when my husband was in & out of the hospital with his cardiac issues last Fall. He wasn't able to work for about a month & a half & $$ was tight, so we went to a mall with $25 each & had 2 hours to shop for each other. And we couldn't go one cent over the $25. It was so much fun, because I kept stalking him in the bookstore waiting for him to leave, so I could shop there. The best part was when we told the stories of where we went & why we purchased what we did. It was so much fun that we're doing it again this year (& hopefully for years to come!)
Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:24 PM
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