Remembering Christmas Traditions

This is the time of year for Christmas Traditions. My family had them when I was growing up. These are the traditions that I can remember:
  • We each had a date night with Dad - to eat dinner and get a Christmas gift for Mom.
  • The kids got our own Christmas tree in the family room to decorate with our handmade ornaments.
  • We got to stick gumdrops on a plastic Christmas tree.
  • We stayed up later to watch the Christmas specials on TV.
  • As we decorated the tree, we talked about the ornaments and the memories.
  • We sang and danced to the Elvis Christmas Album.
  • Each family member was a secret Kris Kringle and did nice things for one person during December.
  • The relatives would come over for a Christmas party.
  • Aunt Betty always brought a cake and we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.
  • We went to see Santa at the mall and have a yearly photo taken.
  • On Christmas Eve, the kids got to open one present each.
  • We frosted cookies and decorated them with sprinkles and red hots.
  • We had advent calendars.
  • The kids received a letter from Santa thanking us for the milk and cookies.
My kids are keeping busy this season with out family traditions. I've kept some of the ones that I grew up with and added some new ones.

If you would like to add some new traditions to your Christmas season, you may want to see my other site with 100 Christmas Tradition Ideas.

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