It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas, so today I wanted to talk about my family’s Christmas traditions and hear about yours! Maybe we do some of the same things!
The first thing my family does for the season is decorate. Like, all out, homemade decorations! We always wait until the 1st of December to start decorating, and then it takes anywhere from a week to a week and a half to finish it all! There are always new additions depending on our interests that year, and this year that addition is the Winterbago! It’s a play on words on the camper company Winnebago. Decorating in itself isn’t really a unique tradition, but ever since I was a kid, we’ve listen to the Sesame Street Christmas album while doing it!
Then we have our Christmas Eve traditions with the extended family! We usually go over to my Aunt and Uncles house with all the extended family (cousins, uncles, aunts, great uncles and aunts, etc) and have good food, games, singing, and of course, presents! Then we usually head to my grandparents house with my parents and brother to do a more laid back opening of gifts, then it’s home to wait for Santa!
Christmas day brings the tradition of my brother and I trading our gifts for each other in the morning before our parents wake up, although this one is a little harder to do now that I no longer live at home. Our parents would make us sit on our steps to wait while they turn on the lights and the music (and as kids the video camera!) But now we all jut head downstairs for coffee and breakfast before opening presents.
Lastly, we head back up to my grandparents on Christmas day for Christmas dinner with family and friends!
What are some of your Christmas traditions? I always love seeing what other people do for Christmas!