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We are halfway through the 12 Days of Giveaways and today I have a big ‘ol TRAGIC GIFT SET for you! Tragic was my first break-out hit and over the years the series has continued to grow. And little bits and pieces are being added to it in the Creeping Beautiful Series as well.
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The first three audiobooks in this series have just been remade and I’m very proud of the performances of JASON CLARKE and ERIN MALLON.
I have a sample for you to check out below.
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(1) COMMENT HERE on the blog (below) and tell me your favorite Holiday Tradition.
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MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION…
I ask this question because Christmas Eve wishing is a big theme in the Rook & Ronin books. And there are quite a few Christmas wishes in this series since it spans a pretty long period of time.
My favorite Christmas Eve tradition is the food we make. It’s always baked potato soup with French bread for dinner on Christmas Eve. I also love our Christmas cookie tradition.
But on New Years we have this old “ritual” passed down from the Romanian side of our family tree to ensure prosperity in the New Year. It came from my crazy Aunt Jody. She was the black sheep of the family. A very eccentric folk artist who was always doing risky things, and taking chances, and whenever I would complain about something when I was a kid, my Aunt Jody would say, “Ah, stop whining. It builds character!” I will never forget that. 🙂
She was the one married to “Shoes” – remember him from Bossy Bride? Well, I called him Fingers in that book, but in the End of Book Shit I explained that Fingers was really based on Shoes – AKA my Uncle Bill! Aunt Jody took me on some crazy adventures when I was a teenager. All my craziness comes from her.
So this is her ritual and it’s really simple, you just put money outside as the new year turns. Some years we put our purses and some of us just put our wallets. And if your money is outside when the new year turns over you will be prosperous.
I explained this ritual to an author group I’m in several years ago and now I have them all doing it too! lol
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My holiday tradition is driving around and looking at decorations for halloween and Christmas because people can be so creative on these two holidays.
We don’t have many family traditions for Christmas. We are foodies. Our Christmas is simple. Great food and drinks. Usually our desserts are the same. Cheesecake, pretzel salad, fudge, and pies. The drink of the evening is usually something that I have tried new on vacation.
First time back in Colorado in 11 years for Christmas. Even in trying times, loss of jobs and a pandemic I will always search for the good. Right now it quarantining with loved ones.
No traditions, just being with family and friends.
Our Christmas traditions are buying presents for local children who wouldn’t have a Christmas and then as a family being together, enjoying our blessings and watching holiday movies.
Wow, this made me realize we really don’t have any holiday traditions. Maybe this year will be the year we start one
Driving around looking at the lights
My favourite holiday tradition is our Christmas “Clue” Presents these are one extra special present each that you’ve to find by solving riddles 🎄😍🎅 it makes xmas morning interesting 😂
Our Christmas tradition is to attend Christmas Eve mass at church, then we go for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant with Tom’s brother and his family. This year, Christmas Eve mass will be watching mass on the computer due to lockdowns, and getting takeout from a different restaurant because our beloved Mexican restaurant closed permanently, but we are going to make the best of it and say extra prayers for everyone affected by the pandemic. And we’ll still thank God for everything that we have.
Love this series. Boxing Day get together with all the family x
My favourite holiday tradition is watching Mr. Bean with the hubby once the kids are in bed and enjoying a beer! All these years later and we still LOL with his shenanigans! We always leave gift wrapping to the last minute so it’s a nice reward for us.
On Christmas Eve, my cousins and myself go to the cemeteries where my uncle and my mom are buried and we do a special Christmas shit with them. Wishing them a Merry Christmas
Our tradition is we open presents on Christmas Eve.
I love just getting together with extended family! We open one present Christmas eve and its usually new xmas jammies to wear for Christmas Day!
My favorite holiday tradition is waking up early to open up presents. We don’t have kids but we are like big meds that love presents lol
Also our new Christmas tradition of watching Krampus! I love it!
My favorite tradition on Christmas Eve we gather at my parents house for Christmas spirits and appetizers. My Uncle plays the piano and we sing Christmas songs until it’s time to leave to go to Midnight Mass!
My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my daughter and watching her pick out which cookies to leave Santa.
The day after Thanksgiving each child gets to open one thing which is a Christmas ornament for the tree. We do this every year so that when they grow up and get married they will take all of their ornaments and put them on their tree. We do this so they don’t have to go out and buy ornaments plus it also gives them a memory of each year. We also theme them. My oldest has always gotten Santa Claus ornaments my youngest gets snowman and now my daughter-in-law gets angels.I have two new grandsons and one will be reindeer’s and the other one will be Bears. I have all my ornaments from when I was a child and now that my parents have passed on I have theirs as well.
My favorite traditions are baking cookies with my family and visiting all my family. I know many people dislike going from home to home on Xmas day, but I secretly love it. I have had a few holidays with no family and it makes being able to visit them that much sweeter.
Hello! My favorite holiday tradition is probably setting up my book swag tree I decorate
My husband and I began collecting Christmas ornaments since our first Christmas together.
Outside lights that my late Father started and I keep going.
Hi! My favorite holiday tradition is making all sorts of homemade cookies and candies with my sister then gifting them to friends and family.
My favorite Christmas tradition occurs Christmas morning. We gather around Christmas tree in a circle. We start with youngest. She opens a gift completely then passes it around for everyone to see even if its panties, lol. Then we move to next till all gifts are open. By doing it this way it prolongs to experience and adds more meaning to Christmas and each gift given.
Thank you for this wonderful chance.
My favorite tradition (which we won’t be doing this year for obvious reasons) is the extended family party we have every year. Both sides of my family do it and it’s usually the only time of year we see the whole entire family…aunts, uncles, cousins! It’s so fun catching up with everyone.
We have a few. We always watch Its a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve. And I always watch National Lampons Christmas while I wrap presents. And we most definitely listen to the Charlie Brown Christmas and The Nutcracker suite soundtrack from Thanksgiving til Christmas.
My husband and I watch movies on Christmas Eve the while drinking hot chocolate. It’s our time together without our families. Just us in a little bubble. It’s the best!
I think that’s awesome that you continue to use traditions or ritual from when you were younger. We do what I call typical things, go look at lights, eat light on Christmas Eve (soup and sandwiches). But, our children who are 23 & 20 now are EXTREMELY difficult!! They still insist on opening one gift on Christmas Eve and the “men”, hubby and the two boys go hunting. Then no one wants to get up on Christmas Day. It is the one event they do every year without fail!
One of my favorite traditions is celebrating with my mom’s family, she’s one of eleven kids. We have to rent a hall to accommodate 140ish people (five generations). Each family takes a turn hosting. At the end we all sing the 12 Days of Christmas, abnoxishly loud. Each family sings/yells their part based on birth order, i.e. we are Four Calling Birds. Unfortunately this is the first time in 40+ years that we cannot have it.
My family tradition I carried on is my dad would wake us up to Elvis live show as loud as possible and him dancing around. Memories are priceless
My favorite holiday tradition is letting the little ones open just one gift on Christmas Eve.
My favorite Holiday tradition is a special Christmas Brunch, with lots of treats, complete with boozy eggnog.
My favorite tradition is making Tamales on Christmas Eve with my girls
Our favorite holiday tradition is the traditional Italian Christmas Eve with all the fish dishes … then we sing carols the kids put on a play or play their chosen musical instruments (which is always off key ) and then we exchange one Santa gift at midnight … this will be the first year in all my memories we won’t be doing it …sigh 😔
Baking Christmas cookies with my girls!
Don’t really have any nowadays, but growing up we got into the tradition of opening our gifts on Christmas Eve, then on Christmas morning we’d open the gifts from Santa (which was usually the best gift.) Also, when my nephews were younger, we’d drive around looking at all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood.
A tradition we have are asvent calendars! We have 4 different ones this year!
Baking cookies and wrapping presents with my daughter
Having Christmas brunch at my parents house on Christmas morning!!!
On Christmas Eve and Boxing day we have nibbly bits and cheese and crackers. Always good because we can just graze the evening away while we watch stuff on tv, not necessarily Christmasy themed shows.
We always drive around looking at Christmas lights. I love it and love seeing the kids light up when we see a house who has tons of lights!
Thank you for the chance! <3
We have a couple. We always get to open 1 present on Christmas Eve. It’s from the pets of the house and it’s always new pj’s. My parents would take my sister and I every year to get a special new ornament for the tree. We’ve kept both of these going with our kids. And last, My mom always makes Christmas dinner which is a huge prime rib roast.
We gather into the car and drive around for hours looking at Christmas lights. I love all the twinklies!!
We always sing carols around the Christmas tree 🎄 on our village green on Christmas Eve, all the people who live in our village come out and join in, a brass band plays all the carols with head torches on to see the music and it’s lovely way to begin Christmas. My two have always enjoyed it and want me to FaceTime them the event if they’re with their dad on Christmas Eve so they don’t miss out!!With COVID-19 we won’t be able to this a year but I hope we can do something safely instead for all the people who enjoy this tradition and may not otherwise see anyone xx
My favorite tradition is sitting with my sister with mugs of hot chocolate and all the Christmas lights on after the kids are in bed reading the Letters to Santa in the local paper. It’s hilarious.
Decorating the tree with the kiddos!!
One of my favorite Christmas tradition we go for a long ride out to see all the Christmas decoration, lights , sip on hot cocoa and listen to Christmas tunes.
Our family drinks hot cocoa and watches Christmas movies. I’m hoping to start new traditions next year like going out and seeing everyone’s lights.
Just decorating the tree with chocolate, with the help of my little boy, and eating all the chocolates after Christmas
My favorite tradition is my nieces and I wear our Rudolph pajamas all day! I may be almost 60 but I have certainly retained my cool factor with them! Lol
Btw…I love this whole series and love the narrators of the audiobooks!
We’re usualy having a little movie marathon. I watch Polar Express with my daughter, Die Hard with my hubby and Dinner for One with my mother (my favourite one, there’s booze involved). Thanks so much <3
Picking out a new ornament to add to the tree that represents something special from the past year
Every year we pick out a new unique ornament for our Christmas tree! We do this as a family, kids love it.
At least one person in the family gets a gift that is impossible to open. The present is either a gag gift or an extra special one. You don’t now till it’s opened.
Our family traditions start with Christmas eve we open a present that has PJ’s, movie and snacks we then watch the movies and of course eat the snacks, etc. Then after dinner we play trivia games to help work off everything we ate. It is fun family togetherness.
My Christmas tradition is starting on Christmas Day, we play board/card games and whoever wins gets to open one of their Christmas stocking presents. It usually takes days because we’d wait for the kids to go to bed, we’d play some, then get tired and go to bed and start again the next day. But the kids, as they get older want to join in on the fun. Makes all the fun last longer.
Making cookies for Santa with the girls on Christmas Eve in our matching pajamas. 😍
My favorite holiday tradition is watching the classic Christmas movies all day on Christmas Eve.
We have several:> making All the Sweet Treats that we can, the messier the better. We love Looking at all the Beautiful lights. Ice skating if we can find it, we live in the South (AL) so we’re terrible at it but so love to try:) Thanks for this Fabulous giveaway!!
So we have a lot of traditions that we have started when are kids were born that we still do because what better way to make memories. It starts at the end of September with Apple & Pumpkin picking and me baking as soon as we get home. Then the day after Halloween all those decorations come down and all Christmas decorations go up. My hubby & I pick a day and go shopping starting it off with a Starbucks holiday coffee and just enjoying it. We host Christmas & New Years so my husband cooks everything and I bake..and I mean bake! Everyone has their favorite cookie, pie, Tiramisu..I make it all! Christmas eve after we get back from my SIL’s, I set up the table and prepare my Blueberry Crumb top muffins to pop in the oven first thing on xmas morning. Then my house is like the Griswolds with both families here, we do a yankee swap and its a very fun, loud Italian festival! Then they are all back on NYE to dance and enjoy bringing in the New Year. And my kids will not let me stop all this even though Im getting older and tired, they just wont have it! And the very last tradition that my husband has started because he has a heart of gold is that we sponsor a family in need for Christmas. Just making memories with our kids and family is what is all about for us. Thank you and have a safe and very Merry Christmas.❤🤶🎅🎄
This sounds AMAZING! I wish I was in your family! 🙂
Christmas Eve Tradition is having crab legs , opening some gifts and playing card games
The only thing I can think as a “family tradition”, would be opening the presents from under the tree after lunch. This was cos we had to wait for the grandad to come to our house. We would try lots of tricks for him to come quicker, but it wouldn’t work, lol. He’s gone now, but we still wait till after lunch to open the presents – it kinda makes the day last a bit longer.
My favourite Christmas tradition is going to the cemetery on Christmas Eve to light up the candle on the graves of our loved ones who have passed away. In the snowy winter darkness of Finland the cemetery is a sea of candles.
A Christmas tradition is helping my grandma make a apple dessert 😀
I miss helping my grandma in the kitchen. Cherish those memories forever
Picking out a tree to cut down. We live on 26 acres, but after 27 yrs the trees are all 50 tall, so we go to a tree farm.
Family gathers, special food is prepared.
Open 1 gift on Christmas Eve.
I don’t have any true family traditions. I enjoy watching holiday movies on Christmas Day with my family after all the craziness is over. We also open one gift Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!
My favorite tradition is Christmas Eve’s seafood dinner and making Florentine cookies and Pizza Rustica
I also have an aunt like that lol My aunt Helene is the black sheep but she is just the best! So many awesome memories thanks to her!
My favorite tradition is my X-mas diner with my mom and my sister. She was a single mom and even if on Christmas eve we would have a big family gathering with all the aunts and uncles and cousins, the 25th was only the 3 of us and for the last 3 years my son and my nephew. We would cook, sing, dance and open one last present together. Saddly, this year she will not be with us as she passed away in February. But we will honor that tradition and make our mother’s famous stuffed potato. Christmas was always a big deal for her and we find it important to pass this tradition on to our kids.
My favorite tradition is making cookies with the grandkids on Christmas Eve
Favorite Christmas tradition is putting the candy canes on the tree Christmas eve night!!!! Santa puts them on and my boys have continued that tradition with their kids😊
My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my children on Christmas eve it something I started when they were around two years old and now that they are grown I do it with my grandchildren.
My x-mas tradition is to go to mass on Christmas Eve. I also open presents on Christmas Eve with family.
My favorite tradition is baking day. Making several kinds of goodies and then bring them to work and sharing.
We follow a bit of the European Christmas tradition by opening some of our presents on Christmas Eve. But also in the UK we don’t leave milk and cookies out for Santa. We leave some malt whisky or brandy or Sherry (or maybe that’s just us😎) and mince pies (sweet!). Because it’s a tough job being Santa and he needs a tipple to keep going 😊
We watch a film on Christmas Eve, wearing new pjs and munching chocolate. Christmas Day is different every year since Skye goes to stay with her dad every other year. I don’t mind. I’m not that into Christmas, except for the lights! We FINALLY have outside lights this year and I’ve wanted them for years and years. I love reading about everyone’s traditions 😊
Watching White Christmas on TV and sometimes wrapping gifts, but now the kids are older and gone, not so much wrapping to be done
My favorite Christmas tradition is getting a new nut cracker!!! And the family jammies
Old Polish tradition on Christmas Eve – making all the traditional foods for a huge dinner. There were 30 people at the tables! There were a few delightful foods. Others not so much the jellies fat meat squares. I’m willing to try anything, but that one was a huge mistake!
My mom used to make probably 12 different christmas cookies each year i dont make that many but keep making my dad’s favorites now that my mom has passed to keep the tradition alive.
We have a Christmas pickle ornament that my husband or I hide in the tree somewhere and whichever kid finds it gets to open the first present. It’s fun!
We dont have any holiday traditions. My husband and I stay home with our three boys and spend day eating and watching Christmas movies.
Making Christmas cookies and Pirogi (like Polish Ravioli) with my sister, nephews and niece. We still do it and the kids are in their late 20’s. We have been doing this since they were little kids. I absolutely love it.
My favorite tradition is making holiday crafts with my kids. We make ornaments and Christmas cards for other family members. Baking cookies on Christmas Eve is also a favorite! 🎄
On Christmas Eve we let our kids open one present the night before that has a movie and jammies and snacks in it and then we sit and enjoy time together.
Christmas Eve all the kids gather around and read The night before Christmas ! 🎁🎄🎁🎄
Our latest tradition is playing the Saran Wrap Ball game on Christmas with all our family. My mom and I make it ahead of time and fill it with gift cards and all sorts of great prizes. It has become a holiday favorite!
On Christmas Eve the kiddos and I bake and decorate cookies (not many make it to Santa’s plate) then they are allowed to open one gift.
Christmas Eve is my favorite we have some lovely Balkan traditions here, we bake a bread with a coin in it and the ones who find the coin will be a lucky person through the whole year, we have a family lunch and on that day we don’t go to visit anyone. Also the little kids in the morning on the Christmas Eve go from house to house in the neighborhood and sing some traditional Christmas songs 🙂 thanks for the chance
On Christmas Eve our family opens a box, made by myself or my mom, and it we have new PJ’s, socks, a Christmas movie, hot coco, popcorn, theater candy and a ginger bread house kit. We all put on our jammies and sock, make the ginger bread house, hot coco and popcorn and then watch the movie together. It is so much fun. This year we are making our PJ shirts. So we will decorate those a few days before Christmas Eve.
ever xmas eve we go driving around with the kids after dinner and look at all the xmas lights
Every year me, my kids and now grandkids make a Christmas ornament with the year for our tree. We eat cookies and just laugh. Its the best Sunday.
We watch a movie together as a family with snacks and the aircon on high so we can snuggle in blankets without wanting to die from the heat
Thank you for the chance 💜
We celebrate Hanukkah, so once a year I grate potatoes, and fry homemade latkes, and make fresh apple sauce. We give out gifts and hang out in pjs watching Star Wars
Warm cinnamon rolls and coffee after presents with my husband, kids, and MIL.
We have a tradition of baking & decorating cookies on Christmas Eve,which started over 25 years ago-I have a big family & we all live nearby,so it’s like having Christmas 2 days in a row!
When I entered my husband’s family 28 years ago, at Christmas time they do 7 days of Christmas stockings. The kids get one thing in their stockings for 5 days and then on Christmas Eve it is full and Christmas day it is full. I can tell you this can be just as expensive as what is under the tree. All 3 of my kids are adults now and none of them have children yet. I don’t know if we are going to do this tradition this year or not.
After bugging my mom for hours she finally gave in and let my sister and me open one gift before we went to bed. The condition was that we had to go right to bed afterward, we continued it every year after that. Even as an adult I love looking through the gift and picking out my Christmas Eve present 🎁.
My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my grandsons.
My favorite holiday tradition is making cookies with my kids , we put them in tins and give as gifts
Wearing our matching pajamas and driving around to look at Christmas lights, then coming home to drink hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies….on Christmas Day we spend the day being lazy, and then in the late afternoon we go to a movie and then get Chinese takeout.. once home we watch Christmas Vacation
We would drive around and look at lights on Christmas Eve when my kids were young and I miss that age and the wonder seen through their eyes. As for New Year’s – we always have some black eyed peas. A southern tradition for luck. My mom did it as I was growing up and I still do it to this day.
My favorite holiday tradition is doing a bunch of appetizers for Christmas Eve dinner, and then everyone opening a small gift before we go to bed!
We always have some one as a postman deliver the present, so everyone can open one at the same time.
My favorite Christmas tradition is to bake goodies for my neighbors and close friends. I bake my grandma’s chocolate oatmeal drop cookies, homemade pecan turtles, peanut butter balls and mix it up with something different each year. This year I’m doing a peppermint white chocolate pretzel. I box a few of each in the cute holiday food boxes with a Christmas card from “our family to yours”. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and wishes for a prosperous New Year! Rook & Ronin has been a very favorite of mine! The Company series and Junco are right at the top of my all time favorites!
We don’t have any traditions that we do every year. Although every second Christmas and new year I have the use of my family Crib (holiday house) in Clyde (NZ). Love it up there. Weather beautiful and friends stay. Lots of good times and memories made 🥰
Aha! 🙂 The Romanian side of the family! Welcome to the family! 🙂 I know I’ve been welcomed to yours with love and snow and sun… (The Company, Ford, Meet Me In The Dark… 🙂 )
I love to decorate my Starbucks tree. I have several trees to decorate, but this one is my favorite. It’s filled with several years of collecting Starbucks ornaments, nutcrackers and a few fillers. It brings me joy. Merry Christmas!
My favorite tradition was when I was a teenager. Every Christmas Eve when we came home from visiting family, we would sit around the tree and have a toast before bed. My parents would have wine or champagne and we would get 7 up in fancy glasses. But when I got to be a teenager, my parents would let me have half and half and it made me feel so grown up.
I always go to a candlelight service with my mother on Christmas Eve. And on New Years Day the whole family gets together and we eat the Southern good luck food. Greens (turnips or collards) for money in the new year, pork belly for health, and black eyed peas for good sense. If nothing else it’s a good country meal.
Well our tradition on Christmas Eve is to have some family over I put on some Christmas music we have a light supper have some eggnog and Rum (ohhh soo good)
And just sit and talk and kids open presents such a good time.
My favourite Christmas tradition is opening Xmas eve boxes with my 3 littles. We put Xmas pjs, an Xmas storybook and movie, hot cocoa and mugs. We all get in our new pjs and read our book then finish the night off with hot cocoa and an Xmas movie. They look forward to it every year and I love to see their faces get all excited!
My favorite Christmas tradition is gathering with my in laws on Christmas Eve and gathering with my family on Christmas day
Making tamales we all go and help. On Christmas eve we stay up till midnight and open presents the kids do too. On new year’s eve we wash everything, clean the house and sweep out the old year to bring in the new one.
My favorite tradition is watching Christmas movies all day Christmas eve and at midnight everyone opens one present.
My favorite Holiday tradition is going to get Chinese food with my husband on Christmas Day! It will have to be take out this year but it will still be nice.
I love this series x
My tradition is watching Christmas movies miracle on 34 street also in past years when Star Wars films came out just before we all went to cinema together to see it x
My favorite holiday tradition now is Christmas Day when Brittany my daughter gets to open her presents Its always so exciting to me Ans now that her police officer dad has retired it will be our first normal Christmas together in 19 years Yes hes worked every single on of them either Christmas Eve and Christmas Day or one or the other. Whwn she was little Santa would come after he got out of bed from working graveyard I’d put her in the bathtub and Santa magically came while we were in the bathroom. Silly I know but that was how Dad got to sleep and still see Santa come Whwn she got older he would come home and we would get her up at 6 a.m. and then he could just go to bed.
we don’t actually have a tradition. We just get together, eat, talk and play with my nieces.
Making Christmas cookies. Not always the same kind of cookies but always cookies 🍪
Decorating the tree as a family <3
My holiday tranditions are waking up Christmas morning making breakfast with the family in pj’s, followed by a movie and opening up gifts.
Baking cookies with my sister
My favorite is Christmas Eve dinner with my mom’s side of the family. After dinner Santa comes to pass out presents and take pictures.
Thanks for the chance!
Baking and decorating Xmas cookies.
My favorite holiday tradition for the past three years is spending the holidays in New Orleans. We see The Nutcracker play and the beautiful Christmas lights “Under The Oaks” at the city park. We stay at our favorite place, Hotel Monteleone. Celebrate my birthday on the 28th at one of my favorite restaurants. Last year I got engaged right after the New Year Eve fireworks!!! don’t know what Christmas in New Orleans will look like this year but with my new husband by my side, I know it will be special.
I enjoy being with family. My mom’s side on Christmas Day and my dad’s side a Saturday or two before when we rent the town hall for a huge party that is sometimes the only day a year we see some relatives.
My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with my family for a big dinner and exchanging gifts. Especially watching my nephews open their gifts.
I enjoy getting together with family. Seeing my mom’s side on Christmas Day and my dad’s side a Saturday a week or two before Christmas when we have a huge get together that we have to rent the town hall for.
My favorite tradition is g going over to my mom’s house and opening gifts with the rest of my family
I’m all about the fabulous meals and baking. Christmas Eve we do Surf N Turf usually King Crab Legs, Lobster, Shrimp, Steak supper with a helluva lot of extra fixings. Christmas Day is the turkey meal with everything, Boxing day is Ham, perogies with mushroom gravy, cabbage rolls and whatever leftover desserts we want.
My favorite holiday tradition is the family gets together a week before Christmas and makes homemade candy. It’s become one of our most beautiful times together has a family.
Christmas Eve service at United Methodist in Wayland NY
My favorite holiday tradition is going to my aunts house and making Christmas cookies with my kids and family.
Christmas morning breakfast! Omg homemade biscuits and gravy, bacon, pancakes, eggs. The family comes and goes since we are a blended family! So perfect ♥️
My favorite holiday tradition is having Christmas morning Breakfast with my husband. We make Eggs Benedict then open our gifts while watching The Ref!!
Every year my mom makes me walnut bread for Christmas. It’s so good. Since I won’t be back to visit over Christmas, we had a mini Christmas at thanksgiving (we quarantined for two weeks and got tested before going to visit). She made me two loves! I’ve been having some everyday. Yum!
My favorite holiday tradition is cooking for my family. I love cooking a big delicious meal and gathering together with all people I love most. I especially like making stuffed shells because my aunt made them every year, and after she passed I took on the tradition. Merry Christmas!!!🎄
Christmas Eve supper with family
Every year the kids and I get pizza and hot chocolate on Christmas Eve and watch movies until midnight and then go to bed 🙂
We have a lasagna dinner on Chridtmas Eve then go to Midnight Mass.
Putting up the Christmas tree with my son after Thanksgiving. Then on Christmas Eve, making cookies for Santa and putting reindeer food on the lawn with my son.
We put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving when my mom is visiting. It’s a funny tradition because we’re Muslim. My family is Christian and the kids want a tradition with their grandma, so we have this winter tree. lol They wrap their friends’ gifts and keep them under the tree until the last day of school before the holiday.
Our family always opened Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve and stockings on Christmas morning… a bit odd lol but that way my parents could get some sleep on Christmas morning.
Our family tradition for New Years’ Eve you have to pay all your debts, wash all your dirty clothes and to cook black eyed peas. The traditions ensure you have clear conscience, you have a favorable presentation in your community and the peas is that you will not go hungry and you will be blessed with fortune. This is a southern tradition. We do this every year. Even if we don’t eat the peas.
One, I must watch White Christmas within 1 to 2 weeks of Christmas. Mandatory! and then I try to come up with a new way to use the same old decorations because I hate to get rid of any and I hate doing the same thing twice. (I know, freak! lol )
Gathering at my mothers with all 8 siblings, their spouses and children and opening gifts. Unfortunately, 2020 will not allow that.
Our traditional Christmas Eve Family Dinner es very important as well as receiving the New Year together! Oh, and going to the Traditional Lakers Game on the 25th if we’re all well and healthy or Covid is not on the way. Thanks again for this amazing giveaways.
My favorite tradition is every year my kids get at least one new ornament and they are the first ones on the tree. When they move out, they will have at least 18 ornaments for their first tree.
My favorite tradition is making Christmas cookies with my dad.
Our favorite Christmas tradition is opening up 1 gift on Christmas Eve.
My mother is English (well, really old time Yankee, because her ancestors practically came over on the Mayflower!) and my father was French Canadian. So my mother would make a big roast beef dinner for Christmas, and French meat pies for New Year’s Eve. The best of both worlds!
My daughters & I love to drive around and look at all the pretty holiday lights. It’s been our tradition for the last 15 years.
My husband and I spend Christmas Eve day-drinking at our favorite pub!
Our holiday tradition is we open all of our presents on Christmas Eve at midnight. So technically Christmas right? Right! The best part about doing it this way is we get to sleep in Christmas morning. My kids love it.
Christmas is always full of chaos and crazy while i love the smiles i can bring to people it sometimes stresses me out. me and my better half have started a us time tradition of horror films togetherness and no Christmas crazy or Christmas doing of any kind the nights leading up to Christmas and a;ll day on boxing day we do nothing but horror . Every year we also prompt our kids to donate things they are not using to the homeless and less fortunate
I go to my sweet Mommas every year and we all put up the Christmas tree and eat Christmas cookies / watch The grinch that stole Christmas we love that movie lol ! I love Christmas it’s my favorite time of the year not to mention my bday is the day after Christmas 💕🎄 Merry Christmas 🎁🎄
My favorite holiday tradition is on Christmas. Even though my grandparents have passed, my whole family still get together at their house and do the Christmas songs in front of the tree with all the kids. My uncle gets the words wrong every year and the kids laugh at his lyrics. Sadly we won’t be doing that this year and we are all sad about it.
Favorite tradition is playing christmas trivia for money, not a lot of money, it’s just fun.
My kids are 4 & 6 and this we started an advent calendar doing crafts for decorations, baking or anything family time plus reading a Disney story a day countdown every night.
Decorating the Christmas Tree
My favorite holiday tradition… making ornaments with my boys and my mom. I love looking back at the ones from years past!
Well when my dad and my grandparents were alive we used to do a different food each year. One year seafood. One year Mexican. One year Chinese. It was fun.
I collect snowflake ornaments and have a 10ft tree covered in them! I love finding new ones each year. Thank you for the chance. Xoxo
On Christmas Eve we sit around the Tree in our pj’s and listen to the Santa Tracker from NORAD… you can also watch it online and I think there is an app.. I like listening to NPR like I have since I was 4.
Typically on Christmas Eve I make a traditional German dinner with my daughter and her family. Christmas Day is made for opening gifts and more cooking… Family is a blessing.
We only really have 2.
1) my close family all stay together on Christmas Eve
2) we open a small gift before we go to bed on Christmas Eve.
My favorite Christmas Tradition is see a my family. All my Great Aunt’s and Uncle’s, cousins, their special someone, friends, and all the little ones that have come to visit this year. Even tho the next few years will be different, with Zoom Group chats. Anytime I spend with the ones I love is always time I will never forget and treasure.
My Christmas tradition is making red velvet cake pops for my 11 grandchildren. Merry Christmas Julie!
My favorite holiday tradition is everyone that can comes to my house. I spend days getting ready. But it’s so lovely that both my side and my husband’s side of the family all get along and we can join together and just be happy and together for a day!
We go to my mamaw’s house on Christmas Eve to exchange gifts. We’ve always done this as far back as I can remember but she’s 90 now so I’m not sure how much longer it will last. I will need a new tradition with my husband!
Our family traditions have changed over the years as my children became adults, but we all still watch Christmas movies starting December 1st and through December 25th. We open 1 small gift Christmas Eve and my daughter has Christmas Dinner at her house. I always bring the Sweet Potato Casserole, Pumpkin pie and Cherry pie for dessert and Marinated Mushrooms for an appetizer every year. But I think we have the most fun when we have our Dirty Santa family party a week or two before Christmas. Our great aunt and cousins and their kids show up for a night of laughter and yummy appetizers and play games and share our love for each other.
Christmas pajamas and letting the kids open one gift on Christmas Eve. Thanks for the chance:)
My kids come over Christmas Eve we open one present. Hang out the rest of the night.
Definitely making cookies
My favorite Xmas tradition is my grandma’s sweet potatoes! They are candied and have no marshmallows, which my family turns up their noses at (sorry!). If you want to make them, boil the sweet potatoes until almost cooked. Let cool overnight, slice width-wise to about 1” thick to make thick disks. Cook butter and brown sugar in an electric frypan (on low—burning is highly possible and the pan must be closely watched to avoid) until it begins to candy (turn into a almost caramel like substance). Add your sweet potatoes and cook until the potatoes are both cooked through and heavily coated in the thickened brown sugar/butter mix. When the pan begins to dry out, add more brown sugar as needed. Some butter can be added too—it’s a judgement call. Enjoy!
My favorite holiday tradition is opening one gift Christmas Eve. I always look forward to this because even the smallest things are great.❤❤☃️☃️
I love hearing about all the different traditions. We have a few. We always put up the tree after Thanksgiving. I still put a handmade ornament that each of my kids made on the tree, even though they are teenagers now. We try to go look at Christmas lights every year and we have a Christmas morning breakfast.
There were several traditions my fam through the years. When I was a kid, I was allowed to open a prezzie on Xmas Eve. As an adult when my mom & I would visit my grandparents & uncle, we would attend Xmas Eve service then go to my uncle’s best friend’s Xmas Eve party. The next day on Xmas, we all would travel to my aunt’s house for Xmas day. Now that my grandparents & uncle have passed, my mom & I go to a buffet for Xmas dinner then open prezzies.
We no longer have any Christmas traditions as my mother and my 2 brothers have passed. I still watch White Christmas and make my famous sweet potato casserole (also sorry, no marshmallows) and greens. New Years day I serve black-eyed peas and collard green. I try to get together with one of my sisters but we are so spread out it is hard to do.
My favorite Holiday tradition is hosting a gathering of family and friends on Christmas Eve. But not this year.
One of my favorite traditions is Baking cookies with my mom and we watch Christmas movies.
We have quite a few family traditions. It starts with watching national lampoons Christmas vacation every year after thanksgiving dinner to bring in the Christmas season. We love spending hours driving around looking at Christmas lights, we do that several times a week for the whole month.
My favorite tradition is baking cookies and candies with my 4 kids while listening to Christmas music and then making trays for family and friends as gifts! I did this with my mom and grandma growing up! I use their list to make the same cookies and have added more of my own! We make over 2 dozen different kinds!
what a great tradition
My fav holiday tradition is waking up early and going to my grandmas house.
My favorite tradition is my mom reading Twas the Night Before Christmas to the 31 grandkids on Xmas eve. I think we will need to Zoom it this year!!
My favorite tradition is that we go gourmet with my family on Christmas Eve!
Our tradition is to light candles for eight evenings. We let every child light his own candles, so the whole house is lighted in sweet candle lights 🙂
Our tradition is to bake Christmas cutout cookies with my grandkids.
My family’s tradition is that Dad cooks the ham while I sleep. I usually work on X-mas Eve or X-mas Day.
I love baking cookies and candy with the kiddos
Baking cookies and kieflies. My granny’s recipes.
Christmas is a busy season for us since my family owns ups stores. But my favorite traditions are family dinner and chill night on Christmas Eve then Christmas morning going to a Chinese dimsum place for brunch.
Food is my favorite tradition!! Eating it making it! Everyone comes to ny house, I have 4 brothers, spouses nieces nephews everyone! We eat play games do a scavenger hunt, watch movies. At midnight we open presents and its a free for all! I live that weare all together especially since I am lucky enough to have my mom live 5 minutes away.
We don’t really have any traditions for the holidays. Just being together.
Going to look at Christmas lights with my daughters and now we get to do it with my grandson and baking cookies together ❤
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating our tree, while sipping champagne, and having the movie White Christmas playing in the background. I love topping the tree with our flying dragon!
My favorite thing to do over the holidays is bake cookies with my daughters. We’ve been doing it since they were small children and now we do it with the grandchildren too. We missed a few years when I lived across the country, but now we’re all together again and have picked up again like we never stopped.
Baking with my 3 boys while listening ti Christmas songs. Then watching some Christmas movies. Thanks for the chance
My grandparent, parents and now us kids passing the German tradition down. Opening up our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. Each taking their turn in opening up one present at a time. Santa comes in the morning with more presents followed by a big family feast.
The only part that has been changed over the years is that the Christmas tree is up and decorated before Christmas Eve.
Thank you for the chance. I am putting my money out side this News Year. 🍾
Every year for Christmas, I would hide my kids biggest gifts. I would hide clues around the house. One clue leading to the next. The kids would get their first clue in their stocking. I remember one year hiding my daughters bike in out shower. It took her half an hour to find it, lol.
My favourite thing about Christmas is cooking the dinner. I start sober and by the times it ready its giggles all round!
Baking with my mom, we have baked for Christmas every year since I was little. We turn on the Christmas music and have a great time. Its so much fun.
Also, new one is watching Christmas movies with my husband and kids. There are a handful we have to watch every year.
Our tradition is making tamales as a family. It’s hard but fun. “That’s what she said”. Sorry. Lol. But yes making tamales every Christmas Eve.
Our holiday traditions would be making Christmas treats for Santa and family with my kids, opening gifts Christmas morning and family dinner. Then we hang out and play board games or watch Christmas movies.
Every year I bake with my dad and my 2 kids. We let the kids decorate the tree and then go to my dad’s to bake
Getting together with my cousins, having a game night with good food & drinks 😊
Getting together on Christmas!
My favorite was getting together to put up my moms tree. She always had all of the grandkids help and everyone was so happy. She’s been gone 4 years now and its just not the same. I tried to do with my kids but they all go so sad, so we made a new tradition of using a different theme and meal every year. Its helped but it still hurts.
My favorite tradition is making Struffoli & then when we make all different holiday cookies
One gift opened by my kids on Christmas Eve which is how my parents did it! Then dinner at my parents, and breakfast at my parents the next morning!
My lovely in-laws always come to us for Christmas Day and my MIL always makes the gravy to go with our Christmas dinner – UK gravy as opposed to US gravy! LOL We always eat at lunchtime and usually have a small buffet in the evening and play a few board games. Not sure how this year will pan out as we’re currently in semi-lockdown and no two households are supposed to mix, plus my FIL is in the vulnerable category. So, we’re just taking it one day at a time. It may be that we’ll be delivering Christmas lunch down to their house!
My oldest (18 yo now) is very into keeping “traditions” for the holidays, especially since his father and divorced in 2014. My other 2 kids (16 and 13) aren’t into it as much but then they have had to go back and forth between 2 households every year. One tradition that we have is to watch Polar Express and A Charlie Brown Christmas with hot cocoa on Christmas Eve.
Decorating the tree, I have a memory with each ornament
We always sang Christmas carols while having a few drinks. We always did the 12 Days of Christmas and everyone had their day. Somehow it always took about an hour to get through it because someone would forget their part and we had to start over 😂 This year will be different but I have the memories of the past. We also like going to a little town full of little shops and they have a tree lighting ceremony that we love.
We have game night on Christmas Eve. We all go my brother’s house for it.
One family member reads “Twas the night before Christmas” then date and sign the book
We don’t really have a tradition but we always make trifle for Christmas pudding and now have my in-laws also doing it when they never have before
The family is always together Christmas Eve and we get open one gift. Then Christmas morning we all get up together and open the remaining gifts and have breakfast together. We have started the tradition that you have to make a gift for each person. This makes Christmas not so “store bought” and more meaningful.
We don’t really have traditions unfortunately, but I enjoy the time with my nephew.
Our favorite holiday tradition is that we always have a big feast as soon as the clock strikes 12. We celebrate early and sleep in late on December 25th and January 1st lol.
Growing up we always played games as a family on Christmas Eve. Mom would have lots of baking done. I miss that
Now as an adult my family always went out to our friends places on Christmas Eve, not sure what we are doing this year, might be time to bring back my parents game night tradition:)
My favorite thing we do is we have Cheese Cloud for breakfast Christmas morning. We have done this ever since I was adopted when I was four!
On Christmas Eve, when we get home from the In-laws, my girls each open one small gift from under the tree. Then we make hot chocolate and a small snack, and get in pjs. I read Twas the Night Before Christmas to the girls. Then we put out cookies and milk, and hang Santa’s key outside the front door. Then the girls go to bed. We still do this, even though the girls are 20 & 14 now.
We also go drive around and look at Christmas lights every year close to Christmas Eve, usually the weekend before- our parents took us, and. Ow we carried on the tradition.
We have a beautiful tradicion. First we have dinner with family and friends. Then we play funny games and at the end of the evening we open the gifts.
Always celebrated with the family on Christmas Eve. My Mom was a letter carrier and got home baked treats from her customers. She would save it all and put on a great spread with all the treats and sliced ham and rolls, cheese and crackers, eggnog and wine. Really festive and not too hard for her as she was working so hard to deliver everyone’s packages on time. Nice that she shared her food gifts with us. It has become a treasured memory in that she passed away this year. Having fun did not cost much but she made the most of it.
My favorite holiday tradition is hosting a gathering of family and friends on Christmas Eve.🎄💕 We can’t do that this year, but we’ll visit via FaceTime!
Hi Julie! Traditions are fun! Especially this time of year. This year has definitely been about change, and so our traditions are changing. This year will still hold the cookie baking and hopefully watching the Tournament of Roses Parade on new Year’s Day.😍🌹
Favorite Tradition would be- When it’s time we start decorating and the tree goes up its hot chocolate, Christmas music, baking all the while doing it with my granddaughters and daughter Jessica. Always gets we in the Christmas Spirit along with having an adult wrapping party.lol
Every year I make homemade hot chocolate and cinnamon toast sticks. Then we grab the dogs and go out looking at lights and for the deer coming down the mountain which is about 3miles away
Making Christmas cookies with my boys ~ I use my grandma recipe and we have a great time decorating them , even if it gets messy 🤣
Day 6 Answer is I love baking with my kids. If you can’t figure out why your geandmas cookie recipe doesn’t taste the same its because 8 years ago Chrisco eliminated animal fat & other vegetable oil for TOTALLY SOY. Go to Walart and get the store brandthat has animal fat(lard) and your cookies will be great again!!!
My favorite holiday tradition is when we have baked ziti and make sugar cookies on Christmas Eve!
Friends come over on Christmas Eve, and the kiddos open their stockings. We drink eggnog and wine and beer and end up very merry!
My favorite tradition is my mom’s homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.
My favourite tradition is our Christmas Eve dinner & family time opening presents.
My other favourite tradition is making Xmas cookies. A family favourite is molasses. My dad was the master at making these cookies!
One of our family traditions is we each pick out a new Christmas tree ornament every year. My kids are 21 and 24 and we have done this since the first child was born. So between my hubby, 2 kids and myself we have quite a collection of tree ornaments.
We used to have quite a few family traditions, but as we’ve grown older and apart in distance it’s become harder and harder to keep them. We all used to spend the holidays at my grandparents’ house every year and all get up early to make breakfast and open presents. It was absolute chaotic joy! The house was packed! (My cousin and I swore we heard Santa on the roof one year, lol!) Even thru high school and college, we still went over every Christmas morning and spent the day there. But then everyone started getting married and having their own kids and things changed. My little sister passed away 12 years ago and that was almost the end of all the traditions. We rarely get to see my niece and nephew now (due to a unkind stepmom) and the holidays just aren’t the same. I miss the old days.
And this year with COVID, I won’t even be seeing my parents. 😢 It will definitely be different.
Hi! My favorite holiday tradition is picking out a Christmas tree. My mom and I used to do it every year before she passed. Now I hunt with my boyfriend. I have so many ornaments!
Drinking Egg Nog while Decorating the house.
Me and my brother would always open our stocking stuffers on Christmas Eve. I’m 41 and my momma still gives me a stocking. It’s so fun!
We open a gift on Christmas eve it’s usually a movie, pjs and snacks
Making Christmas cookies while the Christmas story plays inthe background. Then opening Christmas presents in front of the tree.
It’s a bit of a “mean” tradition, especially for a child, but we have to wait till after lunch to open our presents from under the Christmas tree. This started as we had to wait for Grandad to come over. I wasn’t a fan when I was a child, as we’d always play with the neighbour kids and they’d be showing off they’re gifts and we couldn’t, lol. But as I’ve gotten older, I actually like it, as it makes the day go a bit longer.
We don’t really have many..it’s Mass at midnight of the 24th , then opening presents with my nephews on Christmas morning. Big Christmas lunch and dinner as only italians can do lol
Our favorite tradition is eating snack foods and playing games on Christmas Eve
My favorite holiday tradition is watching a movie with the kids Christmas Eve night after everyone leave. Each year we take turns picking a Christmas movie. Thank you 🎄
Love watching Christmas movies and making cookies/ cake with my nieces and nephews. Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays
We always do Santa. And then a huge breakfast and then that evening we visit family. 💕
Our family always has an extended family party with a Texas Hold Em tournament! It’s always a great time!
When the kids were young we would hide their main gift and a bunch of hints to find other hints until finally they would find their big gift. It was always a blast. The other is on Christmas Eve we go to my mom’s to celebrate altogether as a family.
Everyone gets new PJs that get opened up on Christmas Eve. That way everyone looks their best on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
Every year, the adults in the house put the tree up and the kids decorate it. I love this because it’s family time, the kids get to feel like they’ve contributed & it’s fun for them. Plus, beyond a tree lover, I love seeing the tree with lights on it, all decorated up.
Thanks for the giveaways.
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Our favourite holiday tradition is doing our Xmas eve boxes with our 3 littles. They include pjs an Xmas movie and book, hot cocoa, their Xmas ornament, and slippers. We put on our pjs and read and watch Xmas movies while we have hot cocoa and baked treats and await Santa’s arrival.
My favorite Christmas tradition is everyone getting new pajamas to open on Christmas Eve. Sometimes they all match, sometimes they don’t. I love it!
I have several cherished holiday traditions, but one of my favorites is baking a poppyseed kolache with first my grandma, then my mom, and now my daughter. This has been a Christmas tradition since my great grandmother, and I love passing in on through the generations.
We have quiche every Christmas morning! It’s a most have for our family.
We like to drive around and see all of the decorations, light displays, Christmas lanes, winter wonderland here at a park in my city. My family and I eat yummy food, play games, open gifts and have a good time with lots of laughter.
We don’t really do much except hang out the holiday wreath we got for our first Christmas and get a new ornament for each other.
I go to visit relatives during holidays. It’s like an every year ritual 😂. Love them.
Thanksgiving weekend my mom and I go with a big group of people to cut our Christmas tree down at the farm, generally on Black Friday. It’s still my job to put the angel on top – even though I’m now in my 30s!
My favorite tradition is making tamales with the family.
A full day of cookie baking with my best friend!
Driving around looking at Christmas lights! Thank you for the chance!
My favorite tradition is Christmas Caroling and then coming back for hot chocolate and chili! 💙💙💙💙
Christmas Eve opening one present of our choice after dinner
My favourite holiday tradition is that we go out as a family and find our Christmas tree in the forestry. We then have a weiner roast and enjoy the beauty of the forest!
I like to bake cookies with my grandsons
My favourite holiday tradition is to bake Christmas cookies with my daughter, as I did with my mother. Next year, I will bake with my granddaughters.
Ok, I’ve never heard of putting your money outside and seeing if it’s still there after the New Year arrives. I’m not sure that would work EVERYWHERE. In some places there may be lots of paupers for the New Year, LOL, but I do like the concept! My favorite holiday tradition is attending Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, returning home for a snack and opening 1 gift each before heading to bed.
I use to love watching my grandmother make tamales. We’d make them about two weeks before Xmas. She’s let me help out the masa on the corn husks. She’d make anywhere from 12-20 dozen so we wouldn’t complain about running out.
It’s a tie between decorating the tree with Christmas movies on and baking cookies! Just the very best!
Most of my tradions involve my Mom. We put our decorations up after thanksgiving while listening to older Christmas music that we listened to when I was a kid. Mom and I also get together twice to make treats for family and friends. I love this holiday!🎄🍭
Holiday tradition in my house is to have Christmas Eve breakfast with my husband and from something different every year for Christmas dinner. We also like driving around to look at Christmas lights.
I have been slack with Christmas traditions in our family over the past few years due to a falling out with some family. My first grandchild is due to be born next year so I am excited to bring new traditions into our family again for him and see things through younger eyes.
When I was little we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve and we watched Christmas movies and baked cooy
Making cookies with ny babies~💗💖💗
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Decorating our home and the christmas tree.
We are making homemade Christmas ornaments every year. We love to baking and decorating the cookies and we are watching The Nightmare before Christmas on Christmas eve almost every year.
My favourite tradition, is Christmas Eve my mom hosts an open house for friends and neighbours (not this year though with COVID).. we all go to her house and have appetizers and Christmas cheer..
decorating the tree
Decorating and baking as a family. Thanks for this chance. Happy Holidays.
Decorating the tree with my daughter.
Making Christmas cookies with my mom and brother
Getting together with family. Its pretty well the only time we all have off at the same time.
Our tradition is making cookies for soup kitchens in our area.
My favorite tradition is going to my best friend’s annual Christmas party, this has been a thing since we were in high school in the 80s. but we will have to skip it this year of course.
Love our white elephant exchange!
My favorite holiday tradition is my daughter and I spending the night at my parents on Christmas Eve and making cookies for Santa and then getting up with them Christmas morning
My favourite holiday tradition is when we open one present each on Christmas Eve.
My favorite holiday tradition is opening new pjs on Christmas Eve. My mom always did it for us growing up and now I’ve continued the tradition.
My favourite holiday tradition is something we just started doing recently. Christmas Eve morning we all go out for breakfast. My 92 yo grandmother lives with us and loves when the whole family sits and chats together for a meal. With adult children it’s often hard to get them to spend an extended amount of time with us, so it’s a nice event for all of us.
favorite tradition is reading Twas the Night before Christmas on Christmas Eve
My favorite Holiday tradition is opening gifts up on Christmas Eve just right after it gets dark we all sit around and listen to Christmas songs playing in the background while we exchange gift with each other and we order pizza and eat candy and we have all our baked goods that we have been making the day before sit out for everyone to enjoy creamy fudge , sugar cookies oh my yummy yum yuM and our favorite drink punch !!
My family all goes to my mom’s house for Christmas morning brunch
My favorite Christmas tradition would be the simple one, having everyone over on Christmas Day. We each exchange a 10 dollar gift ( simple and fun) we have a Hugh meal and it’s just magical. There’s nothing really magical about it except we’re all together and having a great time. Usually me my husband, our 2 kids and their mates, my sister and my nieces and nephews, my momma and dad, my brother if he’s in the country ( he’s a marine) and usually all our dogs..lol.
Is honestly the only reason Christmas is so special for us ❤️
It use to be everyone going to my Dad’s parents but they have been gone for many years. My sisters kids are grown with kids of their own, so not many come to Mom & Dad’s. We don’t eat breakfast, we cook all morning and eat lunch after opening presents and talking about what we received and what we didn’t lol My Dad’s birthday is the 14th and we got together today for his birthday lunch, it was just one brother, his friend, me, Mom & Dad. He is not feeling well, hope it is nothing serious (he doesn’t want to go to the doctor on his birthday, hopefully he will go soon). Merry Christmas ♥
Our favorite tradition is baking and decorating cookies
We don’t really have any traditions per say, but I do enjoy when we are watching Christmas movies or just hanging out as a family. I used to go look at Christmas lights with my parents as a child. I am planning on doing some baking cookies with my family. Thanks for the chance
As a kid it was Christmas Eve oyster stew, followed by my father taking us to see Christmas lights around town while ‘Santa’ brought our gifts but as an adult it is Skyping with the family on Christmas Eve and watching my nieces and nephew open their gifts.
I host my family Christmas Eve for dinner and gift exchange
One of my favorite traditions is to watch 24 hours of A Christmas Story and bake an assortment of cookies. On Christmas eve we take a ride over to a development nearby that has awesome Christmas lights and displays each year is better than the last. Thank you for the chance and all these wonderful giveaways.
My favorite holiday tradition is going to my mom’s on Christmas eve and making homemade pizza then letting the kids open one gift.
We love to ride around on christmas eve and look at lights. I also love watching hallmark christmas movies! Happy Holidays too you
My favorite holiday tradition was always going to the tree farm and cutting down our own tree. I grew up in Hawaii so getting to cut your own tree was hard to come by. We would get a 13 foot tree that I would decorate then lay under looking at the lights.
When the children were little on Christmas Eve we’d go for a drive looking at all of the Christmas lights and decorated homes. Once we got home we’d each sprinkle a little packet of magic reindeer food across the grass (glitter). Put out a cold beer and a rum ball for Santa. Which him and his helper enjoyed and maybe a few more whilst putting trampolines and swing sets together.
We cut out own Christmas tree. Then in the spring we plant a tree. Done this since I was a kid and kept it going with my Daughter and now my Granddaughter
Decorating the Christmas Tree in family while listening to Christmas songs!
We open our presents after midnight dinner on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!
Having my family over on Christmas Eve. My husband builds a fire in the fireplace, we have finger foods & desserts, play games, exchange presents, and watch a Christmas movie.
Putting up the Christmas tree as a family on Black Friday
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree. My boys and I do this together while awfully singing Christmas songs.
My favorite holiday tradition has always been opening gifts with my side of the family on Christmas Eve.
my favorite holiday tradition has always been Christmas eve we drink hot coco nd open a gift from my mom which is always matching spouse pjs .
My favorite tradition is snuggling up on the couch with my daughters and watching movies! Thanks for the awesome chance!
Cutting down our Christmas tree
My favorite Christmas tradition is making dishes that represent and were passed down from all sides of my family. I like to have things that all my grandparents made and have to have my Granny’s tablecloth on my table.
Making tamales and cookies with the family.
Making Chinese Winter Dumplings Soup is my family’s tradition to celebrate Winter.
My favourite Christmas tradition is going to my sister Sandra’s house on Christmas morning with my Mum and Dad and exchanging gifts with her and her 3 children. We have been doing this for such a long time that my niece Kirsy is now 34, married and has 2 kids (now 14 and 15 yr old), Christopher is 37 and also has 2 kids (also 14 and 15 now. My oldest niece Kari, who was 40 this year, now lives in Australia with her husband and Ava (12) and Louis (4), but we can sometimes facetime her so she isn’t left out.
We have to miss out on the tradition this year due to the pandemic but hopefully next year we can all get together again.
It’s not exactly tradition but I like when it is white outside on Christmas; it seems quietly then and lights are more beautiful. Now when it’s rare it seems more important.
My favorite Holiday tradition is on Christmas eve we ride around and check out all the lights and decorations. My little one loves and my oldest does too. Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎅🎄⛄🎅🎄⛄
Baking cookies with the kids and the grands and watching Christmas movies 🎄🎄