I Want to Know About Your Christmas Traditions

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    I Want to Know About Others...

    I want to know about others traditions.   Here's mine.   Christmas eve, we set up the tree, and open 1 present before going to bed.    
    evilkittymew evilkittymew
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2008

    Really Have Nove Any More

    as a young couple we always bought new rings this time of years as we always redid our wedding vows on the 27 th of the month the only time we did not was 1966 and we did then in a base chapel in viet nam on 1/2/1967 but she was killed 1/14/1967 i was reported killed 1/13 1967...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Dec 20, 2011

    Once Upon a Time

    When I was little it was the BEST! We'd go to my abuela's house on Christmas Eve and she would make Boliche, rice, black beans, platanos and tons of desserts like flan, bread pudding and candies. We would all come, all the cousins and distant cousins from every where. The front...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Nov 18, 2008

    Letters From Father Christmas

    Tolkien's letters from Father Christmas is something that has sent my son off to sleep for many many Christmases, we wore out the version on cassette and had to get it on CD. Narrated by father Christmas and the North Polar Bear it tells a wonderful tale of childhood Christmases...
    Inspector999 Inspector999
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2011

    Sleeping By The Tree

    Each year, on the weekend before Christmas, I pull my matress out to the living room. My son, now 11, and I bring out our sleeping bags, and lots of pillows. We also stock up on board games, Christmas books, and Christmas movies, and of course plenty of snacks!!! With the lights...
    Brokenwolf00 Brokenwolf00
    36-40, F
    Jan 8, 2012

    I don't know about these days it has been

    different each year because of different circumstances. Anyhow, when i was younger mom would have finger foods like sandwiches sausage balls chilli cheese dip with chips and crackers. Cookies and cookies oh my. Then we would go from youngest to oldest to pick a fav Christmas...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    It Was Good And Has Changed A Little

    We had a tradition of where my grandparents would come over about a week to two before Christmas and they would bring their presents for each of the grand kids, it was so grandma could watch each of the kids open their presents.  She loved doing that. Then Christmas eve it...
    mtvlm mtvlm
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010


    As a child, I always spent Christmas eve night at home with my mom, brother and sister.  In the morning we'd be up at 5 AM to open presents, mountains and mountains of presents.  We'd cook a huge breakfast and eat.  Then, around noon, my dad would come pick me...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2009

    Thanks For The Memories Mom And Dad!

    HUGE Christmas village that wrapped around our living room. My parents would spend hours setting it up and it got a little bigger every year. I remember standing on the piano bench as a little girl, gazing eye level with that village imagining I lived there. I remember the fake...
    1down5up 1down5up
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2012

    2 of My Christmas Traditions

    Ever November 1st - I start my Christmas decorating and the wife starts baking and freezing Christmas treats. 3 weeks before Christmas she will start phoning our friends, neighbors and our grounds keeping customers to tell them when our Christmas open house starts. It runs for 2...
    Nanoose Nanoose
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2007

    Every Year I Have a Special...

    Every year I have a special welcome guest for christmas dinner. From a home of some kind or somebody down on their luck with no extended family. Christmas to me is a time of giving and this year we had some very severe storms and a lot of people have been left homeless from the...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 25, 2008

    Ten Traditions

    I'm writing this because I feel like I'm missing out on the Christmas activities this year since I'm in college and I have to stay and take finals, so I don't get to go home until six days before Christmas, and the days leading up to Christmas is my favorite part. I ...
    TotalEclipse TotalEclipse
    1 Response Dec 15, 2008

    Once Upon A December

    My family doesn't have too many traditions I suppose. There are 3 main traditions. First tradition: basically - splurge. Splurge splurge splurge. Since we are a family of six, we figure we don't have enough money to get everyone gifts so what we do is use the Secret Santa game in...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 25, 2011

    In My Family...

    ... christmas isn't really traditionally, but what we always have is the same christmas dinner on christmas eve. My whole family - my grandpa, my aunt and uncle, my parents & my husband and me - have spaghetti with sweet tomato-sauce and sausages before we open up our gifts...
    Indielicous Indielicous
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2008

    Before Christmas

    the day before Christmas a German tradition is too put gummey bears in your family shoes good old saint nick
    mrfuzzy mrfuzzy
    Sep 9, 2012

    The Night Before Christmas.....

    My parents would allow us all to open one gift on Christmas Eve just before we got ready for sleep.   My mom would always have the presents put to the side.   Every year it was the same thing-new pajamas, robe and slippers.   She wanted us to look our best in any...
    Tsavorite Tsavorite
    51-55, F
    Oct 5, 2010

    My Christmases are always crazy busy due to my

    huge family. But every year my grandparents on my moms side come to our house on Christmas Eve and we open one of our gifts from them, usually pyjamas or a new pillow or blanket just something small we can sleep with that night. Then we watch movies and go to bed fairly late for...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119
    16-17, F
    Dec 21, 2014

    Some Traditional Christmas Traditions!

     TRADITIONSBuying of an Advent Calendar I could say that the tradition of buying an Advent Calendar is for my son but this is not the case! *blush*. I have always brought an Advent Calendar and will always continue to do so. I do buy a Calendar for my son also but he opens...
    liguidgold liguidgold
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    A "one Time" Tradition

    Many years ago--I went with two of my brothers, and a good family friend to get our family Christmas tree.  For as long as I could remember my parents put the tree up on Christmas Eve-we talked our parents into letting us get the tree and putting it up early.  They...
    donewiththis donewiththis
    1 Response Jan 29, 2010

    I Still Love to Carol

    I hate fruitcake. I love fudge and we always have chocolate covered cherries while we decorate the tree. I make chocolate covered pretzels and buckeyes while the kids put the ornaments on. We all pitch in and put our own little gifts in each stocking....then try to guess who...
    lainee lainee
    46-50, F
    Dec 13, 2007

    The Filla Family

     the day starts out great...moms food smelling awesome,finishing up the pies.. snacking on yummy finger foods until dinner time.Painstakingly cleaning all moms good dishes and setting them out.(sampling whatever alcohol is on hand). Sit down to eat and all the drama starts...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2007

    Dashing Through The Streets...

    Here's a snapshop of my yearly Christmas routine -- (to be heard to the tune of Jingle Bells) Huuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... (tuning up) Dashing through the streeeeeeeeeeets... In a beat up mini vaaaaaaaan... Searching for some deeeeeeeeeals... And spending all I caaaaaaaaan...
    honeybit honeybit
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010


    Before my dad retired, he sometimes had to work Christmas. (24/24 shifts). So... if he worked that Christmas, we would always celebrate the day before. I guess it became a tradition because now we always celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. My dad always makes a really good...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

    Not That Much

    We get a tree about a week or two before Christmas. Now we have a fake tree because my mom hates the pine needles. We decorate it usually a week before Christmas, but in modern times, it's been a day or two before because we don't have time. We usually have some sort of meal...
    rainnsnow rainnsnow
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2012

    Stumps Of Life

    My parents always get a live Christmas tree, despite the swearing and the mess associated with uprighting it in its stand. I love the smell of the pine tree in the family room. My dad always cuts off about an inch of the bottom of the tree trunk. I think that's so water will...
    Mary1283 Mary1283
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2011

    Today my family watched Disneys Very Merry

    Christmas like we do every year. Then we make all the desserts for my mom's sides Christmas. The whole family decorates over 100 cookies. I'm tired but we had a good time.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990
    26-30, M
    Dec 24, 2014

    Mommy, Can I Please Open A Present?

    This is more funny than anything. It was something I did to get my then almost 4 year old daughter to quit asking to open a present before Christmas. OK. So my little girl is like begging me to let her open a present. And I do mean BEGGING!!! I laugh and say no. She asks again. I...
    ScatteredGrapes ScatteredGrapes
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

    My Bailey's & Bailey's Night

    I never used to watch this movie - no particular reason, just wasn't moved to. Then one year, a very bad year for me personally, I ended up watching it on Christmas Eve. Now it has such a special place in my heart, and holds such meaning for me, especially the ending. So...
    HappyHappyJoyJoy HappyHappyJoyJoy
    41-45, F
    Dec 15, 2007

    Queen Speech

    It's always tradition in our house for us all to gather around the Tv and watch the Queen Speech. I don't mind, we've usually just come back from a big, fancy lunch somewhere nearby and just want to sit down and watch the tv. As it's that time, we watch the Queen Speech. Always...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    Christmas Cookies

    I bake them, I buy them, we trade them and then... I EAT THEM ALL.  my favorite part, well, except for the cute small childrens' faces and the santa clause thing.  my kids are past that, so back to me and my cookies!
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar
    46-50, F
    Nov 18, 2008

    It Should Be X-mas

    I want to take the Christ out of Christmas.  There should be two holidays, the religious one and the commercial one.  They should be separate and distinct.  I think they both have there place, but it shouldn't be mixed together.  We need a X-mas and a...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2009

    Let's See What I Can Remember.

    growing up (pre-parents' divorce and resulting fall-out) Christmas was absolutely wonderful. part of it was because i was a child and didn't have to worry about a single thing except opening present after present. my parents spoiled me and my brother with regards to material...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2007

    Beautiful Christmas Tradition. /nude

    Every year my dad and I go out to find the perfect tree this year was no different.  We set off to find one the beginning of week,and found a beautiful 6ft tree  already cut (shape@hight).   This year my beautiful girlfriend wanted to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    Christmas Traditions

    Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, it really brings out the nostalgic romantic in me. I love: Cutting down out own Christmas tree, and then realising that at 18 feet it is slightly too tall to fit in our living room. I love having the cats 'help...
    bluemooon bluemooon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2007

    Every Single Year.

    Every year on Christmas Eve my family does the same thing. My Granddad drives us to a little shop on the outskirts of New Plymouth that sells Christmas decorations and trees. We spend about an hour looking around at all the bright lights and little Christmas scenes. Usually...
    samsambamalam samsambamalam
    18-21, F
    Oct 26, 2008

    A Montréal Christmas Eve

    As with many families, even though they get along relatively well, our Holidays were pretty much segregated and we spent most Christmas with my mom's family and New Years Eve with my dad's... which was probably a good thing since things are already packed with only one side of...
    AwkwardMoment AwkwardMoment
    Jun 21, 2008

    Spending Time With Family and Friends.

    My boyfriend and I so celebrate Christmas but for other reasons other than the Christian beliefs. I am Wiccan and my boyfriend is an atheist. We do have our own traditions for Christmas though. Every Christmas eve, we go and check out Christmas lights, with a hot cup of hot...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    Jan 3, 2008

    I Have Two Christmases

    On christmas eve I go to my dad's house and we eat dinner then open stockings then presents. on christmas day I go to my mom's house and I bake an american flag pie. we sit around and tell stories then we open presents.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Oct 8, 2008

    Favorite TraditionEvery year Christmas does

    start....at least in my kind until I`ve seen the movie Christmas Vacation. Usually I do this by myself, its like my own little tradition...tonight I saw it for the first time this year...it is an entirely...utterly hilarious movie....I love it....it brings out my Christmas...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    Christmas and Yule

    I celebrate both with different family members.   We have many traditions.   One of our odd ones is to watch PeeWees christmas special almost every year.  :D  My 3 favorite christmas movies are still "Peewee's christmas Special", "...
    MissLily MissLily
    36-40, F
    Nov 28, 2008

    Christmas Socks

    Every year growing up on Christmas day mom would always buy each of us a pair of socks and they'd hang under the tree with change in the toes... It probably sounds silly but it's one of my most treasured memories of her.
    SRayne SRayne
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

    Santa's Footprints

    My wife and I start Christmas morning off by watching the kids search the house for Santa's Footprints.  It's awesome watching how excited they get!  The link below is where we got them: santasfootprints.com
    martygras9 martygras9
    Dec 15, 2008


    Usually a few days before Christmas (usually two days before Christmas Eve) my dad comes up to visit and brings me a present, and he leaves the night before Christmas Eve.  On Christmas Eve, I go to my older stepsister's house, and my stepfamily plus my mom and her parents...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2008
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