Christmas Traditions

We broke out the boxes over the weekend and the signs of Christmas are starting to show, Haley's been listening to Christmas music for weeks now, we made Gingerbread cookies and homemade bread over the weekend, it even smells like Christmas.......Christmas traditions can be something simple you do together as a family each year. Do you have a special family recipe, does your family open stockings on Christmas eve, do you always have new pajamas to wear on Christmas morning? I DO ; )

We have a spontaneous family that seems to change things up every year, but a few things we love to do each year is open our Christmas pj's after church on Christmas Eve. I seem to be the one that always buys these and I have to get a pair for myself. For some reason, I put more thought into mine than anyone else's....I mean, I need to be comfortable and cute on Christmas morning. We have always done Christmas Eve service together, which includes family communion. I'm looking forward to the Christmas Eve service this year. I've been hearing bits and pieces from what Darren is planning and I think it's gonna be good! Last but not least, we all find "our spot" with our coffee and hot chocolate and one of us (last year Haley read it) reads the Christmas story before we dig into the gifts. The best part of all of this, is we are at GRANDMA and GRANDPA house!!
What's your tradition?

My family did take on the Friday crowd..the Black Friday crowd. So glad to have a husband to drag along, sweet guy stood in line for over an hour, while I shopped! Is that cheating? We definitely got some great deals and probably saved more than we spent...maybe!


Apron Strings Aflutter said...

Oooo...what'd you get? You're Bday gift is sitting here next to me. You really ARE going to love it...when it gets to you! Sorry!! ;)

virtualredhead said...

Advent calendars are one of my favorite holiday traditions (well, that and eggnog).

In addition to my Trader Joe's chocolate one, I'm doing my own Web 2.0 advent calendar here.