Christmas Traditions

by Cate on December 15, 2006

I love the holidays. So much so that I’d be hardpressed to pick a favorite one. Christmas is definitely in the top 3, right up there with Halloween and Valentine’s Day. I love the festivity of it, hauling out all the decorations, planning just the right menu, and celebrating with family and friends. Whatever the holiday, we jump in with both feet. OK, probably me leading the way slightly, but I drag them in happily with me.

We have a few Christmas traditions, and one is our Santa and Snowman collection. When The Husband and I got married, we bought a Santa at Christmas time, and every year, we have continued that tradition. When Nicholas was born, it was Snowmen, and every year, we buy a Snowman to celebrate the holiday with him. It’s one of the many things we look forward to, selecting the perfect one each year. In fact, The Husband complains if I try and buy them without his input. So now 8 Santas and 4 Snowmen in, there’s a little bit of holiday in every room in our house, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What about you? What are your special holiday traditions? Until tomorrow…

A year ago today … those rosy cheeks!

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Anonymous December 15, 2006 at 1:17 pm

My mom gets an ornament for my brother and me every year. I now have my own apartment and tree, so those ornaments adorn my tree here! We also have a breakfast tradition of breakfast casserole on Christmas morning.

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Anonymous December 15, 2006 at 5:05 pm

We have two traditions like that. The first is that we buy a nutcracker every year. At first it was only the traditional nutcrackers, but we’ve expanded it to nutcracker cookie jars, potholders, towels etc.

The other is that I buy each of my children one of those outrageously expensive Christopher Radko ornaments. They’ve got quite a collection by now.

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Scott at Real Epicurean December 15, 2006 at 6:59 pm

Ours was rather boring until I married my Polish wife, now it’s all changed! Christmas presents are now given on the 24th December, and the meal is eaten around the same time.

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