Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Traditions

I am a sucker for traditions.    I love the special comfort that the routine traditions bring to our holidays.      Here are a few things that we do during the Christmas season, what does your family do to make the season special?

Trade out all the music in the house and car stereo to Christmas CD's
Make Christmas Cookies and doorbell ditch them to the neighbors.
Get Mistletoe from Grandma and Grandpa's house to hang in our house.
Address and Mail Christmas Cards.
Buy at least one new Christmas book to read.
Read Christmas books -- even some from when the boys were little.   Shhhh!
Make Gingerbread Houses with our friends from Atlanta
Spend several days having a mini-Christmas with our friends from Atlanta
Go to Canton to see the Christmas lights
Sit in the living room with just Christmas lights and fire drinking hot chocolate.
Try a new recipe from Christmas Around the World
Read Jotham's Journey.
Put out all our nativities around the house.
Hide all the baby Jesus figures from the nativity scenes to be found on Christmas morning.
Decorate the Tree
Watch Christmas movies like Elf and Santa Clause
Drive around to see the lights.
Go caroling
Go to Nana and Papa's the weekend before Christmas
Go to the movie theater and see the latest Christmas movie (This year - Chronicles of Narnia!)
Volunteer to work the Toy Shop with the Salvation Army
Sign up for the Giving Tree and buy items for a needy family.
Watch Elf
Our Church's Christmas Concert


Erin said...

Wow! I'm tired just reading that list! Whew! We have some of the same! Christmas music and movies are on the top of the list. I also LOVE our Christmas Eve service where we do the Lord's Supper and light candles, etc!

PatriciaW said...

Christmas sounds like fun but wow, how do you fit all of that in?

We definitely bake Christmas treats and try to watch as many of the old TV shows as possible, beginning with Charlie Brown Christmas. Writing letters to Santa is a big thing for the little ones, along with whatever school activities there are before the break. Our older son gets a kick out of helping me keeping the Santa mystique going for his brothers, including the milk and cookies. We try to visit some of the more decorated houses in the area, and church is a must.

Patti Lacy said...

WOW! If we do, like three of these, I consider it a festive Lacy Christmas.

I'm beginning to suspect you have laods of energy...and love.

Blessings, dear one.

The Japanese Redneck said...

About our only tradition is to do XMAS eve snacks. The hubby and I make tons of finger foods and pig out.