Our holiday traditions are still being established. My oldest daughter enjoyed decorating for Christmas for the first time last year, when she was 4. It was the second year of our Elf tradition when her own personal elf comes to visit and causes some chaos when she sleeps. We make gingerbread houses, listen to holiday music, take trips around NYC, and do as much as we can to get the most out of the holiday season.
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Danielle D says
we have dinner at home and spend time together.
My mom and I always open the gifts from out-of-town relatives on Christmas Eve night after going to church. We save the rest of the presents until Christmas morning.
Margaret Smith says
We have two Christmas trees each year. One that our kids alone decorate with ornaments that they have made throughout the last few years. The other is our family tree.
Michele L. says
My daughter and I bake cookies together.
Janet Gillich says
baking Christmas cookies with the kids
My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my mom and sister before Christmas Eve!
To be together all the family , to eat and create special moments
Sue Barney says
Hot chocolate with my family on Christmas Eve night after all the guest have gone!
Taking down the tree – good riddance – bah humbug!
Crystal F says
My girls and I making something special for Santa Christmas Eve night. We choose something different each year to make for him. Thank you!!
Amy Pratt says
Driving around town to see the Christmas decorations.
Ann Fantom says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies with my daughter like I did with my mom and grandmother
Tari Lawson says
I love loading the kids in the car, putting on Christmas music and going out to view the Christmas light displays.
Tracy Melhinch says
Baking cookies with my Mom and Sisters
Joyce Harrell says
I love our traditional morning of Christmas…everyone comes home for the exchanging of presents
Julie Wood says
One of my favorite Holiday traditions is when we go get our Christmas tree together as a family! We get up early, get hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music in the car and drink hot chocolate and go to a tree farm to get our tree!
One of my favorite traditions is having a big family breakfast on Christmas morning before leaving the house to visit relatives for the day.
Christopher Sorel says
my kids help make the cookies
we love baking cookies
Putting cookies out for santa.
Mary Beth Elderton says
We like to cook together. It’s a great way to catch up on the family.
Marti Tabora says
My favorite holiday tradition is getting together and decorating sugar cookies.
Tracy Davis says
We have dinner together on Christmas Eve.
Suzanne K says
we each open one present Christmas eve, a German tradition.
picking out our christmas tree
Tricia G says
Decorating the tree together as a family after thanksgiving.
Cynthia C says
I like baking traditional family favorites for the holidays.
Colleen Maurina says
I buy a Hallmark ornament for each of my children each year since they were born. They will each have a box of ornaments special to them to start their own tree!
One of my favorite holiday traditions is driving around with the kids on Christmas Eve looking at all the great light displays.
We always open gifts together as a family and take turns guessing what gifts we got!
D Schmidt says
Our favorite is baking cookies together for Father Christmas.
Sue Ellison says
My favorite holiday tradition is hosting the meal at my house for my extended family.
Stephanie V. says
tamales on Christmas eve with the extended family – so yummy!
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Deb Jackson says
We like opening presents in pjs before breakfast.
Jessica To says
We like to drive around and look at Christmas lights and decorations each year.
Christina Sparks says
Having green bean casserole. This is the only time of the year I have it.
taking plates of cookies to the neighbors
We make stockings and fill them with toiletries and donate them to the Christian Aid center
Joan Kubes says
We have the whole family over for diner and then open presents.
Tracy Pryor says
We love going to Longwood Gardens to see the lights.
trisha kilpatrick says
I love to play Canasta with the family after Thanksgiving dinner.
Cathy Truman says
We always get names from the Angel Tree and purchased toys and clothes for them.
Mary Cloud says
We like to decorate the tree while watching National Lampoon’s Vacation
Pat B says
My favorite tradition is spending the weekend making candies and cookies to ship to our loved ones with their Christmas gifts
Christina Foley says
my favorite holiday tradition – well two, getting together to bake with my sister, SIL’s and cousins a few days before Christmas Even for our family gathering. Then Christmas Eve is a full day of fun with family, we get together early in the day so all the kids can bake cookies for Santa, then we end the day with a meal, a gift exchange, games and lots of laughs. Great time with family we don’t always get to see often throughout the year.
Debra Hall says
my favorite is when the family gets comes over on christmas eve
Cheryl Abdelnour says
When I was young my Dad was a farmer. So we opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. To this day my husband and 4 sons and I open gifts after Christmas Eve mass. We always have lots of goodies and snacks too.
Amanda Alvarado says
We attend the Children’s Christmas Eve mass and dd is usually singing in the children’s choir!
Jackie Trimble says
I love to bake cookies – always traditional ones, but have to pick a new recipe every year, too.
Cynthia R says
Our new tradition is to buy gifts for the kids, but the adults in my family, we do one secret santa gift and then put money we would have spent on those extra gifts towards a local charity, family in need, etc.
Johannah Brookwell says
Baking cookies together!
We always go to the candle light service at church on Christmas Eve.
Andrea Clifton says
My favorite Holiday tradition is our families Dirty Santa party. So much fun!
Andrea Williams says
We have Christmas with the in-laws on Christmas Eve and with my parents on Christmas day.
I like baking cookies for friends and family.
jules m. says
decorating the tree after Thanksgiving
Kim M. says
My favorite holiday tradition is spending Christmas day at my parents house with all of my family.
Nancy Johnson Horn says
Going to my Uncle Bob’s for Thanksgiving.
Kayte CookWatts says
We buy a gift in honor of family members that have passed & donate it
Church and a big family dinner.
Audra O'Hara says
We have a tradition of decorating the house/tree on December 1st. My daughter is really looking forward to that this year. She keeps asking how much longer until I get the tree out of the attic. 🙂
Lisa Weidknecht says
We decorate the house on the day after Thanksgiving.
Cheryl L says
Putting the Christmas lights on the outside of the of house after Thanksgiving.
danielle Marie says
we always do peel and eat shrimp at midnight on christmas. family traditionf or years
KRisty Thiel says
We always let the kids open one present on Christmas Eve. Thanks for hosting!
kayla hyde says
We love to decorate the tree and house together
Patricia Wojnar Crowley says
I love having our annual cookie baking day!
Susan Chester says
I love going to my mom’s on Christmas day for a feast with my entire family!
Denise S says
My favorite tradition is decorating the tree.
Susan Christy says
Cookie baking and candy making
JoAnn F says
Decorating and holiday baking are our traditions!
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My son helping me hang ornaments on the tree.
Deb K says
Making cookies with the grandchildren.
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite holiday tradition is baking snickerdoodle cookies.
Mendy Dinsmore says
We love go looking at all the Christmas light displays each year.
Brittney House says
I love when we get together as a family and play games.
Erica B. says
We like to watch movies.
Lisa Ann says
I enjoy putting up the tree with my daughters and talking about all our special ornaments and the memories associated with them.
Leanne Godfrey says
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating our butterfly tree!
Amy Deeter says
going to church on christmas lights and looking at houses all lit up.than home to drink hot chocolate and watch a Christmas movie
On Christmas morning we put a lit candle in a cupcake, place it in front of the manger and sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus.
April Morrison says
pumpkin pie on Christmas morning
Lisa V. says
We always go to Denny’s on Christmas Eve for dinner.
Stephanie Larison says
Decorating Christmas cookies with my daughter.
Hesper Fry says
Going to church and attending the Candlelight Service, worshipping Jesus,
Theresa D says
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree with my sons and husband and all the great memories we have of our ornaments.
debbie ritenour says
We like to open one big gift on christmas eve and have a nice dinner both days
EMMA L HORTON says
MY FAVORITE IS DECORATING THE TREE WITH MY KIDS
Lisa Garner says
My favorite holiday tradition is all the children get together at grandma’s house each year before Christmas and bake and decorate Christmas cookies together.
Laurie Emerson says
My favorite holiday tradition is going to the Christmas tree farm together and picking out a tree.
William Krawic says
We always bake lots of cookies!
We love to bake and frost cut out cookies together every year!
Tanya White says
Christmas Eve our extended families visit for dinner and gift exchange.
Picking out a Christmas tree
Susan Smith says
My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the tree.
tina reynolds says
I love decorating the tree as a family
Spending time with family and looking at lights.
Jessica Kaufman says
My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree.
BILL HOFF says
Chine buffet on Christmas Eve and monkey bread for breakfast
My favorite holiday tradition is just that we all get together for one day under one roof. Neat.
Every year we drive around and look at the Christmas lights. In Florida, it sometimes takes a little work to get in the Christmas spirit.
Kathleen S. says
My fave Christmas tradition is spending the day with family making Christmas cookies. We make these awesome sour cream cut out cookies with homemade frosting, yumm!
Trisha McKee says
I always get a sandwich platter on Christmas Eve and make appetizers and dips and all day we have family and friends stop by. It is the best day of the year.
Picking out our Christmas Tree each year is one of my favorite traditions.
Dawn Reid says
Our tradition is decorating the tree with all the family
Sarah L says
Going to Christmas Eve service and coming home to hot chocolate and opening one present.
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Connie R says
We have dinner at home together and watch White Christmas.
cynthia Dawson says
Christmas eve family movie night.
Lee McKeon says
Family dinner together!
Vicki Brearley says
Last year we went DC and fed the homeless. hoping to go again this year !
Karen Drake says
My favorite holiday tradition is going to my Grandmother’s house for Christmas Eve.
Denise Donaldson says
I love decorating the tree
Heather Dawn says
I like opening up one gift on Christmas Eve.
I like that my husband has time off of work during the holidays and we can spend it together.
melissa Resnick says
we go and cut our tree down
Peter G says
We leave a note to each other telling what we hope for them in the coming year.
making Christmas cookies
Tara Woods says
I stay up all night Christmas Eve baking and wrapping gifts with my mom.
Donna Kellogg says
My favorite tradition is decorating the Christmas tree play Christmas Carols and drinking hot cocoa.
Jake B says
Making cookies with the family, we call it Cookie Day!
Beverly Metcalf says
We open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning. Thanks for having this contest.
Renee Richardson says
I love baking with my kids and than handing out the trays to family and friends. Thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂
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Jennifer Hess says
Playing board games with the kids and hubby on Christmas eve creating memories!
I like the time I spend with family and friends…the feelings and forgiveness of the holidays
Charlene Kuser says
My favorite holiday tradition is making fudge for friends and family