Christmas Traditions

by HEAB on December 14, 2011

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The other night, CD and I were discussing our family’s Christmas traditions.  Last Christmas, Summer was only 6 weeks old and slept through most of the festivities.  Now, that’s she’s a little older, I’d really like to make Christmas Eve and Christmas Day really special just like my parents did for me and my brothers.  Here are some of our ideas:

  • Every family member gets a new pair of Christmas PJ’s to wear on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning.

Check! I went to Target and bought 3 sets of Christmas PJ’s. :)

  • Christmas Eve = homemade pizza & movie night.  Everyone gets to fill one big pizza with toppings of their choice.  After pizza we can all watch a favorite Christmas movie.  My suggestions: Elf, Christmas Vacation, or A Christmas Story.  CD’s suggestion?  Airplane…now there’s a holiday classic for the whole family.
  • Christmas Day, we wake up, stay in our PJ’s, open presents and drink hot cocoa. Maybe take a family walk in the afternoon.

I know traditions often evolve over time, but it never hurts to come up with a few ideas, right? I’m sure some will stick and others won’t, and we’ll probably add new ones as the years go by.

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?