Day 1 Christmas/Holiday Traditions
Let me just start off by saying... I freaking LOVE Christmas. That being said, I love every tradition that my mom instituted in our household, and I can't wait to come up with some traditions of my own whenever I have children.
Every year Christmas starts the day after Thanksgiving. That's the day we put up our tree and decorate the house. Christmas music would play in the background of course. We would watch every Christmas special that would come on t.v. for the next month. And we owned MANY of our favorite Christmas movies. (my absolute favorites are Christmas Vacation, Home Alone 1 and 2, The Santa Clause, and A Christmas Story).
We would always pick a weekend sometime later in December and make homemade sugar cookies that we each got to decorate ourselves. And we all loved going to the store to pick out our own special ornament.
And a few days before Christmas we would spend the day preparing ravioli for Christmas dinner. I always loved getting my hands all gooey in the dough. :D
All of this preparation culminated at Christmas Eve where we would make hot chocolate, open ONE gift each and sit together as a family to watch the original Rudolph (the one with the talking snowman and the elf that wants to be a dentist!).
And of course we all got to dig in to our presents Christmas Day and have our YUMMY ravioli for dinner.
And since living with my honey, I've added some new traditions to my list! The ENTIRE day of Christmas Eve is now spent watching the 24 hour special of A Christmas Story. We turn every t.v. on to TBS and nothing else, and at some point in the evening we all sit together and watch it, it's funny to see us all trying to contain ourselves when we want SO BADLY to quote it!
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