The holiday season is always such a fun time of year. The holiday lights light up the streets, there are parties just about every night, restaurants are packed and everyone is in such a good mood. The holidays are just an overall exciting time of year. Although this is the most wonderful time of year, one of my favorite things about this time is the holiday traditions, both new and old.
Although we have quite a few traditions one of my favorite holiday traditions is Christmas eve at my grandmothers house with my sisters, mom, aunt & uncle and four cousins. We have been going to my grandmothers for Christmas eve for as long as I can remember and it really is the most special night with our family. My grandmother is the definition of hostess with the mostest, so she always sets the most beautiful table, prepares the yummiest meal for us and we sit around her dining table for hours just laughing. After eating way to much, we do a white elephant gift exchange which is always hilarious followed by opening family gifts by the tree. The night sadly comes to a close and everyone disperses to their own houses.
Growing up waking up on Christmas morning used to mean running downstairs to see what was under the tree followed by a delicious breakfast but now that the husband and I wake up in our own house it has been fun to start our own traditions the last 4 years. We start our Christmas morning with our daily ritual of coffee together followed by our non ritual of making a big breakfast together. Post breakfast plans vary year to year but we just love taking it slow on the 25th.
I could go on and on with more holiday traditions but I would really love to hear from you. What are your favorite holiday traditions?
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