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Tamara Grant

Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:49 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is watching all of the Rankin Bass children's holiday specials.

Dana Wipff

Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:51 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is watching Christmas Vacation with my family!!!!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:54 AM

my favorite holiday tradition is eating doughnuts and we are Jewish and celebrate hanukah instead! :)


Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:56 AM

i'm jewish, so my xmas's tend to be pretty quiet - all my friends are busy! still, it's a day of no work and much fun - as in chinese takeout and bad movies with my family! nothing says deck the halls like dim sum, is what i say.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:58 AM

My favorite tradition is getting together with the women in my family and making tons of cookies!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:58 AM

Is arguing with my grandpa about watching 24 hours of A Christmas Story. He always complains about it but never changes the channel!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 10:59 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies and making rum balls (with real rum).


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:01 AM

My family always gets Slurpees from 7-11 on Christmas. It's the only place open and we've been doing it since I was a kid.

Debra Vaughn

Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:02 AM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is getting up early to make sticky buns and watch the kids open up presents with hot coffee in my mug!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:02 AM

We dont celebrate christmas but we are going fishing!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:04 AM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is reading "The Night Before Christmas" to with my family right before we go to bed.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:06 AM

Drinking egg nog by the fire while opening presents!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:09 AM

my fav Christmas tradition is decorating the tree and my house for the holidays! there is just something about my house all lit up and the kids being anxious and excited for Santa's big visit!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:12 AM

My Favorite Christmas Tradition is going to midnight mass and watching the grandkid opening gifts.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:16 AM

My favorite holiday traditions are Christmas Eve candlelight service at church and watching movies and playing games together on Christmas Day.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:17 AM

One Christmas my mom got sick and my dad wound up staying up super late wrapping all of the Christmas presents. He was so loopy and sleep deprived that the were misspelled and silly, which my younger sister and I found hilarious the next morning. To this day there is at least one gift from Lanta Clause under the tree for each of us


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:19 AM

My fave childhood memory was everyone gathering at our house for Midnight mass-afterwords we would each open one gift and have mom's homemade hot cocoa.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:28 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is the family poker party.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:28 AM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is playing all the wonderful Christmas music and singing our favorite Christmas carols.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:35 AM

Going to the movies on Christmas Eve.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:35 AM

The first year my wife cooked our Christmas dinner the ham was cold and the milk was warm. It is now our family tradition to have cold ham and warm milk every year. What a way to celebrate Christmas! Our children love it and will remember it until they are able to start their own traditions.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:35 AM

Last minute Christmas shopping is my favorite tradition. I find it exhilirating and a little mind-altering. Call me peculiar.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:36 AM

Ham, ham, ham, ham, more ham, ham with some rolls, ham in a sandwich, ham on my head, ham in my bed, did I mention ham?

(And sometimes we have enough leftover for me to bath in it.)


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:38 AM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is attending midnight mass with my Catholic cousins, opening presents together Christmas morning, and then going out for Chinese food with the Jewish half of my family!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:42 AM

My neighborhood holds a luminaria event and lights up the winter night.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:44 AM

stuffing myself full and then sleeping.. :)


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:45 AM

We make a huge breakfast on Christmas morning: bacon, eggs, ham , pancakes orange juice etc... then we sit around the tree and eat it while scouting out the presents.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:46 AM

Turkey & dressing @ family dinner..


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:46 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to my aunt and uncles for Christmas Eve and then waking up christmas morning to freshly baked cinammon rolls. YUMMY!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:46 AM

Pizza! Yeah it's weird, but therefore all the more awesome.

Faye Park

Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:46 AM

Decorating the christmas tree in different themes each year


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:46 AM

My favorite tradition is the opening of one gift new years eve, it's a nice precursor for the morning!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:47 AM

Waking up, watching the joy on the faces of my children while opening their presents, then having Christmas dinner with our family.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:48 AM

My Christmas tradition is going out for dinner with family.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:50 AM

My family goes to an early movie, stays at the theater all day (movie-hopping), and finishes the day with dinner at a vegan Chinese restaurant.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:50 AM

Picking one day in December to go shopping with my dad...great one-on-one time we don't usually get to spend at other times throughout the year.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:53 AM

I would have to say watching Christmas story with the Fam


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:57 AM

My favorite is picking out the tree and trimming it!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:58 AM

Big family, all bring $10 gifts (including some gag gifts). We choose and unwrap in age order, then draw cards and in ascending order get to swap/steal what you want.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 11:59 AM

Decorating the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving with my family.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:01 PM

we all open one present Christmas eve... turkey and champagne Christmas day!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:04 PM

Watching holiday movies and drinking egg nog on Christmas Eve with family and friends!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:04 PM

seeing & visiting with all family members at the close of the year -


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:08 PM

We have a homemade doughnut and wassle party and invite all our neighbors and friends.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:10 PM

We open poppers after dinner that are filled with paper hats and toys and jokes. We read each other the jokes over coffee and dessert!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:15 PM

Gathering the family around to open presents and remember that we are truly blessed to be together.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:16 PM

The entire family gets together and we dance the night away! With plenty of food and drink its the perfect way to wait for Saint Nick.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:18 PM

Spending the evenings in front of the fireplace!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:34 PM

my favorite tradition is not getting a tree.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:37 PM

my favorite tradition is just spending time with family


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:39 PM

Helping Mom in the kitchen with the Christmas dinner and desert, and making her try to guess what is in the box.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:45 PM

Buy a gift, buy a beer - Shop with your buds and after each item purchased and scratched off your list you get to hit a bar and buy a beer.

David DeWald

Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:54 PM

We actually make ginger Bread houses every year.. lots of messy fun

Laura Wipff

Posted on 12.21.09 at 12:57 PM

My favorite tradition is making fudge!!!!

Desiree Graves

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:13 PM

My whole family comes over aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. we are a big bunch we eat, laugh, vist and then we play this white elephant game where oddball gifts are wrapped and you never know what gift you will draw. It is so much fun and the room is usually exploding with laughter.

Pamela C.

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:23 PM

Reading the Christmas story (now shortened since we have young grandkids) before we open gifts.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:25 PM

My favorite tradition is using the leftover smoked turkey to make delicious Christmas Smoked Turkey Enchiladas!!! Yum!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:36 PM

A sumptuous Christmas lunch with my family and close family friends at my mom's house and exchange gifts thereafter. :)

Laura fort

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:38 PM

Watching the Christmas Story over and over again on Christmas Day.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:42 PM

A quiet drink after the meal and gift exchange, with family members I don't get to speak with in a regular basis.

Heather Woodling

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:42 PM

My favorite tradtion is letting the kids open one present on Christmas Eve!

Heather Woodling

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:43 PM

My favorite tradtion is letting the kids open one present on Christmas Eve!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:43 PM

Christmas muffins on Christmas morning--an old family recipe for cinnamon raisin muffins.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:51 PM

Decorating the tree on December the 8th and making a giant fruit salad with champagne on Christmas Eve! (I used to live in the Southern hemisphere so it's hot in there...)


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:51 PM

Decorating the tree on December the 8th and making a giant fruit salad with champagne on Christmas Eve! (I used to live in the Southern hemisphere so it's hot down there...)

Kimberly B

Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:52 PM

Decorating the tree... I put on Elf or Christmas Vacation, and tangle myself up in the lights!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:54 PM

Our family tradition includes all of us getting together and having breakfast at IHOPS on Christmas Eve and then going home to open presents.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 1:58 PM

Our favorite Christmas tradition is to spend Christmas Eve opening one gift. The special part is to share a special event during the year that we did or something some did to make a difference in our lives or made us feel so special.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:07 PM

Favorite Tradition: Each child gets to pick out a new ornament every year. We write their name and date on the bottom and when they have a family of their own we'll give them their box of ornaments, each representing a different year of their life.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:10 PM

Our favorite tradition: Leaving cookies for Santa....And a beer for him Just in Case..

Mr. David M. Beyer

Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:13 PM

Waking up at the crack of dawn to see the kiddies, fighting of drowsiness, tear away at their presents.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:26 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is taking funny pictures of "that weird uncle" I have. Everyone seems to have one, and mine's a hoot! Haha.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:30 PM

Eating mom's cooking!

Jess J

Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:40 PM

Watching Home Alone with the family and going to look at all the crazy light decorations!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:47 PM

getting together with family on christmas eve and opening presents. sounds boring, but it's the greatest!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:52 PM

Having hot pot with family!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:53 PM

My favorite tradition is a new one - taking the kids to see Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo. Fun stuff.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 2:53 PM

Dressing up in out new PJs and having a family photo of us all yawning and sleepy like.

Angie Nelson

Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:07 PM

My "family" consists of me, my 4 dogs, and my cat. A long-standing family tradition is that the dogs and I go for a walk through our neighborhood on Christmas Eve night, right before midnight. We like to enjoy all the lights and decorations on people's houses and then right before we go in the house after our walk, we look up in the sky to see if we can spot Santa in his sleigh!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:22 PM

Since I was a kid, I have this one Aunt who would buy me a new pair of good quality Pajamas every Christmas (some years I got slippers or a robe, my mom still buys them even though I'm older), so from then on, every year I would put on a new pair (from the previous X-mas) of PJ's on Christmas Eve and watch my favorite holiday movie, 'A Christmas Story' All ready have the one's from last years X-mas ready to finally be unboxed and worn.

Mari Hafner

Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:33 PM

On December 24th, my 3 kids and I always went to church and then we had a "nochebuena" (Christmas eve) dinner of Cuban pork, black beans and rice and yuca con mojo, which is a root vegetable with lots of onions and garlic. We have continued the tradition with the added two spouses and three grandchildren.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:33 PM

Making gingerbread houses with my aunt! It's a tradition I restarted now that I'm away from home - my friends and I love getting tipsy and sugar high while working on our creations!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:48 PM

we don't celebrate xmas, but we bake cookies or brownies, and watch a movie


Posted on 12.21.09 at 3:57 PM

My favortie xmas tradition is staying up all night on christmas eve with my brother and getting the presents ready for the kids.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:04 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is singing Christmas Carols and drinking egg nog and making popcorn balls to decorate the tree with and watching Christmas movies before goings to bed eary and waking up before the crack of dawn and exchanging gifts and opening them!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:04 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is picking a different country to learn about each year, then celebrating Christmas Eve like they traditionally do in that country with my family. This includes eating the traditional food, which has made for some pretty great (and sometimes funny) memories.

John Shim

Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:05 PM

Our favorite Christmas tradition is the battle of sexes racketball tournament on Christmas day. For the past five years my wife and my mom have beaten me and my dad... this year the boys have been practicing so that we can finally take the title back with extreme prejudice.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:08 PM

My boyfriend and I go to a tropical place every year for the holidays. This year it is Mexico!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:13 PM

Going to the movies


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:20 PM

My brother and I staying up most of the night wrapping presents and watching The Christmas Story.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:23 PM

The time to meet and greet family you have not seen for awhile.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:31 PM

My favorite tradition is to sit on Christmas Eve night with my boys and read "The Gift of the Magi" aloud. We've been doing it for years, and they're now 18 and 19 years old!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:32 PM

My favorite tradition is to sit on Christmas Eve night with my boys and read "The Gift of the Magi" aloud. We've been doing it for years, and they're now 18 and 19 years old!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:50 PM

Duck at dinner!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 4:59 PM

My family's favorite tradition is to finally get a chance to hang out because we all work and never really have the time. We remember how blessed we are when we're home and together.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:00 PM

My favorite Xmas tradition is going to a matinee movie and ordering in Chinese for dinner... as we Jews are inclined to do!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:06 PM

My favorite Xmas tradition is helping my mother make creole gumbo.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:06 PM

Eating with my family. It's not something we do often, so it's nice. 8]


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:15 PM

Taking a new family photo


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:17 PM

Hanging the "anniversary" ball on the tree and opening stocking gifts!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:17 PM

My Favorite tradition is hanging the christmas lights around the house (both inside and out).


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:41 PM

I love cooking tamales its definately something the family does together and we always have a lot of fun stories to share from the ending year.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 5:46 PM

eating latkes at Jewish friends' houses.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 6:09 PM

My sisters & I visit our mom and write 12 blessings that we have each received during the year on balloons. We say a pray of thanks & release the helium balloons. We have been doing this for 25 years.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 6:11 PM

my favorite family christmas tradition is our annual reunion party and there's potluck. and by midnight of the 24, we still stay awake to welcome christmas day. we also used to go to church for the misa de gallo, and i miss it very much.

Michael Levitt

Posted on 12.21.09 at 6:28 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is waking up at home with my family. Simple, but nothing beats waking up on Christmas morning in your own bed.

Merry Christmas everyone and blessings on your New Year!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:07 PM

My father whips up a huge pot of oyster stew for Christmas day. Gotta love the guy.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:18 PM

Every year we have a wonderful Christmas day brunch that lasts all day. My stepfather is a chef so we eat pretty well!

Jessica @ Acting Adult

Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:23 PM

As kids, my dad used to take us looking for Santa on Christmas Eve. It's silly, but I still like to play the game when we're driving to my parent's house each year.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:27 PM

It is a rather new tradition but I intend to continue it for a long time... watching the Flaming Lips Christmas on Mars every Christmas Eve with friends and family... truly a great film.

Amy B.

Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:28 PM

Reading the Christmas story from the bible would have to be my favorite.

Candy B

Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:39 PM

The family gets together and eats my mom's pernil (roasted pork). My husband makes popcorn and we all watch a movie. The family time is the tradition.

Thomas G.

Posted on 12.21.09 at 7:46 PM

Definitely coming home from college to have mom's home cooked meals. Also, going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:01 PM

We watch Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol on DVD, and then try to see how far we can get in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. So far, we've only gotten to the ghost of Christmas past, but it's all good.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:08 PM

Watching the Yule Log on TV after the obligatory "It's a Wonderful Life".


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:16 PM

My favorite family tradition happens on xmas eve, when we all gather for dinner, then go pray together at midnight mass. When we come home, we each open one small special present, reminding us that the new day IS a present - a gift to all of us. Happy Holidays!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:17 PM

My favorite family tradition happens on xmas eve, when we all gather for dinner, then go pray together at midnight mass. When we come home, we each open one small special present, reminding us that the new day IS a present - a gift to all of us. Happy Holidays!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:20 PM

Sticking a colorful Christmas bow on the top of my Dad's bald head.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:21 PM

midnight Mass with my family

Shannan S.

Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:48 PM

My husband and I get the girls dressed up in their pajamas and we load into the minivan to drive around and look at Christmas lights 2-3 days before Christmas. The pure joy and excitement they get from the littlest things is enough to make my Christmas 'Merry'.


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:51 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights with my family!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 8:59 PM

my favorite holiday tradition is making home made donuts with the family on Christmas Eve


Posted on 12.21.09 at 9:00 PM

My favorite christmas tradition is taking the kids sledding on a new hill every year in the surrounding south sububan area. Its a small half day vacation but it is usually a great time every year!


Posted on 12.21.09 at 9:39 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is making homemade hot cocoa Christmas morning to drink while opening up presents

Janet Culik

Posted on 12.21.09 at 9:40 PM

I was always told that Santa didn't come with presents until the dishes were done (we celebrated on Christmas Eve.) Mom and I still wait until the dishes are done to open presents - silly, but why change after 38 years?


Posted on 12.21.09 at 9:42 PM

My favorite tradition is staying up until midnight on christmas eve and opening up presents

Janie L. Wright

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:20 AM

My most famous tradition was christmas morning,when we open our presents.

Janie L. Wright

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:26 AM

My most famous tradition was opening presents on christmas morning.

David Askren

Posted on 12.22.09 at 3:23 AM

Family and friends enjoying being together at the holidays and remembering those that are no longer with us.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 3:26 AM

We don't have a tradition as everyday is Christmas for us. If you need it you get it. We don't wait for a holiday. If we had a tradition it would be shopping.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 4:24 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve, then coming home and opening one present.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 5:18 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is finding a new place nearby to discover with the kids over the holiday. We have no family nearby, so this makes our family time together special and creates some great memories.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 6:19 AM

Christmas Dinner


Posted on 12.22.09 at 6:22 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is our annual Christmas Eve party with all our family and friends.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 6:29 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is sitting next to the Christmas tree surrounded by gifts and trying to calmly argue that we don't need to watch each person open his / her gift.

I inevitable lose and have to watch my dad open his socks and act surprised. I wouldn't give that up for anything.

Melissa Moyer

Posted on 12.22.09 at 6:46 AM

My son's father and I used to put up the Christmas tree the Friday after Thanksgiving before he headed off to camp for the week. My son's father past away with cancer when our son was 8 months old. We keep that tradition going and decorate the tree the Friday after Thanksgving as the Christmas carols are playing.

Sonja Hortela

Posted on 12.22.09 at 7:44 AM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is to decorate the house with shiny and sparkling decorations.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:08 AM

Staying home and being together with my family. Everything is closed on Christmas, so you can't help but spend time with your loved ones!

Jeff Rowe

Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:44 AM

My Favorite family Christmas Tradition is gathering around the tree and watching the kids of the family tear open thier presents and ohh & ahh at their new toys.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 9:09 AM

Taking food baskets to needy families

Patti Graves

Posted on 12.22.09 at 10:24 AM

Every year my daughters and I make Christmas candy, almost every kind you can imagine. There is something about making these sweet treats with my girls and then seeing how much everyone enjoys them. Also, there is nothing like how that sweet aroma envelops the house as you are baking those little bits of Christmas cheer.

Jackie Burns

Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:14 AM

It starts Christmas eve, we drive around town looking at the beautiful outdoor lighted decorations, then we go to our Aunt's house for oyster stew, followed by attending midnight mass.

Jackie Burns

Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:17 AM

It all starts Christmas eve. We begin with driving around looking at the outdoor lighted decorations, followed by a stop at our Aunt's house for oyster stew, and we end the night by attending midnight mass.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:32 AM

I love to be with my family and wait for santa to give the presents. " Merry christmas "

carla grubb

Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:37 AM

I need a new dell


Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:38 AM

7 fish christmas eve dinner!

Fran Keller

Posted on 12.22.09 at 11:40 AM

My family tradition is to tell stories of our young days around the holidays.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:07 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is going to our communities boat parade in Long Beach, CA. It is a blast!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:07 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is a family-wide competitive game of poker on Christmas Eve. Winner opens the first present Christmas morning :)

Nancy Magerus

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:09 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is that on Christmas Eve, somebody takes the kids to look at Christmas lights close to bedtime, and the others stay behind to set up gifts from Santa and eat the cookies & milk the kids left behind for him. That way when the kids return it appears that they just missed Santa and get to open presents without having to wait till the next morning!

Natalie Simpson

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:11 PM

My favorite holiday tradition is sitting quietly around the christmas tree with my family. :)

Catherine M.

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:14 PM

Well, on Christmas Eve, our family gathers at the appointed host's house... This year it will be hosted by my wonderful cousins! We usually open our presents from each other then, when we can see the joy on each other's faces as they open their present! We also have a gift exchange, where everyone must bring a gift (nice or not; their choice!) which basically gets "raffled" off to the either lucky or unlucky recipient! Then, of course, we enjoy each other's company while listening to the joyous Christmas music playing in the background... Oh! And then there's the food!! (But, that's a whole other paragraph!!) =D


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:16 PM

Christmas is the time to spend with your family. Just stay at home, cuddle around and drink hot cacao.

Cristina S.

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:16 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is getting together at my grandma's on Christmas Eve to help her make all the cookies, pies and tamales for our big family Christmas Day Feast !!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:18 PM

My fave Christmas tradition is the making goodies for friends and family. This year it was fudge, last year it was jams, year before it was moonpies! My family is Southern, so we show you we love you by feeding you. I enjoy the time I spend making the goodies because I get to think about all the friends and family who will be enjoying them. The gifts are literally 'packed with love'.

M. Chmielecki

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:23 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is our family starting new traditions this year along with celebrating our favorite old traditions of watching hilarious Christmas movies together (Christmas Vacation, Elf and Christmas Story, etc.), laughing out loud, enjoying our time of being together and relaxing!

Jennifer Martin

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:25 PM

My family celebrates Christmas at my grandparents house the weekend before Christmas. Because there are so many of us, and we are spread all over, not everyone is able to come. So, on Saturday afternoon, we all gather around the trusty speaker phone and call who ever was not able to make the trip. this has always been important to us due to multiple family members being in the military and others unable to come due to work... Nothing like 30 people calling you all at once to make your holiday bright :)


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:30 PM

Our favorite family holiday tradition is going to a local farm and taking a hayride to view their musical Christmas light display.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:32 PM

Volunteering at the hospital so folks can go home and celebrate xmas and then going to the movies and chinese food on xmas eve with all of the Jews

Sasha K.

Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:38 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to a movie and eating Chinese food. (I'm Jewish.)


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:38 PM

Breakfast Christmas morning with my family. Chocolate chip pancakes!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:44 PM

My favorite tradition is opening Christmas presents on Christmas Eve...then spending Christmas day playing with all the new gadgets and eating delicious food!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 12:54 PM

Christmas caroling.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:00 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is driving around on Christmas Eve looking at all of the decorations and lights.

Mary H.

Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:04 PM

Opening our presents on Christmas Eve!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:17 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is getting a new Christmas tree ornament every year for each member of the family.

Karee P.

Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:19 PM

Going to Christmas Eve mass with my family is my favorite Christmas tradition.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:22 PM

My mom has a collection of about 40 creepy santa dolls. My favorite tradition is when she asks me which santa is the creepiest, and for the last few years, it's been the santa with points for arms and legs and a bright red face. Go figure...


Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:37 PM

Trying to determine as a kid who to race home with after Midnight Mass to get back to Granny's first...we all still had to wait for everyone but it was such a thrill trying to get back to the house to claim victory!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 1:53 PM

Definitely eating candy canes. I love those things!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 2:03 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is making a ton of tamales with my mother. This usually happens before Christmas but we always give some to our family and friends and we make sure that we eat some at Christmas dinner too!

James gammello

Posted on 12.22.09 at 2:35 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is our Christmas Eve family reunion. We have it a hall and family memebers from all over America come to celebrate.After dinner santa visits and brings gifts for the children. Then we pass around the collection plate and make a donation to a local charity. when it is over the relatives who traveled stay with different family members. then we do it all over again on Christmas day.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 3:57 PM

My favorite tradition is going to midnight mass, then having dinner with the entire family and staying up until late telling jokes, laughing a ton and exchanging gifts while listening to Chritmas music. Merry Christmas all!


Posted on 12.22.09 at 4:55 PM

Having our son and daughter home for Christmas.

Roberta Garrett

Posted on 12.22.09 at 4:56 PM

My favorite tradition is spending time with all the family on Christmas Eve, then going to church.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 5:11 PM

a favorite tradition in my home is baking cookies with my daughter, grand daughters, and daughter-in-law. We love spending the day baking. This year my mother is sadly missed.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 5:39 PM

My sisters and brother and their families meeting at my Mother's to eat coffee cake while the "little kids" open their Christmas presents.

Justine Cooper

Posted on 12.22.09 at 5:43 PM

Watching Christmas Vacation while doing Christmas baking. Movie is funnier every year we watch it. Doesn't get any better than that :)


Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:00 PM

When I was growing up, my mom would make us 5 kids eat a big breakfast Christmas morning before opening gifts. It was torture! Now that we are all grown up, we get it. She did it to make the Christmas magic last longer. I have passed on that tradition and guess what? The kids think it is torture. They will get it one day.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:05 PM

I always loved going to my Grandparents house on Xmas Eve night, opening presents, then falling asleep on the way home. The next day we'd wake up really early and open our stocking presents, and promptly go back to sleep in our cozy beds.

Jiyeon Kim

Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:15 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is to prepare hot chocolate or to stop by starbucks for a hot cut of coffee and head to a famous holiday lighting neighborhood. I would enjoy looking at decorations and the people. There would be little children listening to carolers.

Doug Loney

Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:28 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is to go the church I attended as a child to see the children of the church today perform in the church serice on Christmas eve.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:31 PM

Christmas Eve dinner with my entire family.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 8:56 PM

Having all the family at home and talking about present and past experiences and generally,enjoying each other.

Carmen Flores

Posted on 12.22.09 at 9:52 PM

My favorite christmas tradition is staying up late with my family on the 24th and eating until we explode. I used to do this with my parents and now I do it with my 4 children. We sing and eat yummy food that only comes around for the holidays. After we exchange hugs and kisses we call the rest of our family and wish them the same. This year will be different for us but I think it goes for many other families. Times are hard and having to care for a home by my self has been hard this year. My husband has been out of the US since the 24 of January. He was the one in charge of paying the car and house payment and I paid the water, electric, and food. This year I have had to stretch myself thin to make it work so this christmas is going to be a little smaller and a little lonier. We hope to see him home soon but it will not be for christmas or new year.

Kevin Yoshimoto

Posted on 12.22.09 at 10:05 PM

My favorite christmas tradition is singing karaoke with the family while we open presents in the morning. Last year my sisters friend was dying of caner so my family and her friends sang "all i want for chirstmas" for her and well... she really enjoyed it.

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Posted on 12.22.09 at 10:08 PM

I love decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 10:40 PM

My favorite Christmas traditions is making that last run on the stores on Christmas Eve before closing. I have yet to be put out because of the actual closing time. LOL salespeople will will stay later to make those minute dollars.


Posted on 12.22.09 at 10:41 PM

My favorite Christmas traditions is making that last run on the stores on Christmas Eve before closing. I have yet to be put out because of the actual closing time. LOL salespeople will will stay later to make those minute dollars.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 12:10 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is playing scatergories and apples to apples with my family and laughing so hard that we all feel at one point were going to pee our pants.

Alan Richman

Posted on 12.23.09 at 4:39 AM

We are Jewish so we go to the movies and a chinese restaurant (they are always open on Xmas)


Posted on 12.23.09 at 4:41 AM

it wouldn't be Christmas without my brother showing up during breakfast (egg casserole and a traditional stollen) with scratch-off lottery tickets for everyone. Love my fam!

Gary McElvain

Posted on 12.23.09 at 5:09 AM

Noche Buena with my Cuban inlaws.Great food and then opening gifts after dinner on 24th.

jayme govens

Posted on 12.23.09 at 5:16 AM

I love shopping for unfortunate kids with my kids. I explain to them that not everybody has enough money to celebrate Christmas. And teach them that some children do not even have coats. Then I like them to see the expressions on the kids faces when they get their new coats.

Elisa Bowlet

Posted on 12.23.09 at 7:33 AM

We save one special ornament from each year to place on the Christmas tree next year, usually something made or given by the children. Currently there are 55 special ornaments on the tree.

Christina Reynolds

Posted on 12.23.09 at 9:31 AM

My favorite tradition is taking my children to the Angel Tree and choosing a child for them to shop for.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 10:41 AM

My favorite family tradition is waking up in the morning and having breakfast together. While having breakfast we open up our gifts. As well watch thr christmas parade on tv together. Pretty much spending the christmas holiday together is my favorite tradition.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 10:59 AM

My favorite tradition is baking cookies, making chocolate rum truffles and fudge and then delivering goodies to friends!


Posted on 12.23.09 at 11:09 AM

In the spirit of the contest, I suppose I should say painting my nails and surfing the net, but what I really love the most is seeing my husband's and son's eyes light up with joy as they embrace each other when he comes home for he holidays.

R. White

Posted on 12.23.09 at 11:35 AM

My favorite tradition is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, wrapping Christmas gifts with my mom the night before Christmas, adorning the inside and outside of the house with Christmas decorations, and making Christmas dinner on Christmas night to enjoy with our family.

J. Carter

Posted on 12.23.09 at 12:01 PM

Christmas Eve with Cheese Fondue and Christmas Cracker hats on! Nothing like family pasttimes staying true through the years!


Posted on 12.23.09 at 12:24 PM

Every Christmas we make the 45 minute drive to spend the afternoon and evening with my in-laws. It's a big group with lots of distractions for my wife and kids. My favorite tradition is disappearing into the basement for hours on end to play videogames with my wife's brother & cousins.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 12:31 PM


Susan Wiseman

Posted on 12.23.09 at 12:59 PM

Every year we pick a night where the kids put on their pj's and get their pillow and blanket and we drive around to different neighborhoods to look at christmas lights and we vote on which house we think looks the best.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 6:07 PM

Each person makeing a handmade ornament and placing it on the tree.

Therese Howe

Posted on 12.23.09 at 6:15 PM

I bake gingerbread houses from scratch for my kids to assemble and decorate, and then they get to eat it a couple of days before Christmas. Yummy!


Posted on 12.23.09 at 6:25 PM

It's watching our favorite movies together as a family.


Posted on 12.23.09 at 6:48 PM

It would have to be our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at church. We sing the wonderful carols about the Lord Jesus, we remember that He is why we have such a celebration, and then we light candles throughout the room. It is a wonderful begining of the end of the Christmas season!


Posted on 12.23.09 at 8:54 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is our "Christmas coffeecake" served Christmas morning before opening presents. It's delicious and everyone loves it, but the anticipation and having to wait to open presents makes it all the more fun.

Justin Briggs

Posted on 12.24.09 at 12:31 AM

I love hearing the pitter-patter of little feet headed toward the kitchen, hoping that Santa found the cookies baked for him. He always does, and he leaves a few morsels behind because he has so many other houses to get to. My sons listen as I read his note to them encouraging them to be good for the duration of the the year to come, and congratulating them being such good boys throughout last year. The sheer joy they convey as they unwrap their gifts affects me mightily. I don't know how long this tradition will continue, my boys won't always be young, but I do know how long I will remember these mornings; and I am eternally grateful to be part of them.


Posted on 12.24.09 at 7:59 AM

Bake a cake and blow out the candle in honor of Jesus Christ +


Posted on 12.24.09 at 8:20 AM

All the wonderful food, family and friends at the same time!


Posted on 12.24.09 at 8:44 AM

No Christmas celebration for this Jewish family- chanukah candles and latkes for us.


Posted on 12.24.09 at 8:53 AM

I am now a single mom of two. This is our first Christmas alone. We sit under our tree and read Christmas books about Jesus. My oldest likes to put out his little manger scene.


Posted on 12.24.09 at 9:01 AM

My Favorite Christmas tradition is going to my father's house for Christmas dinner. My Dad is 75. I am 43. We met each other for the first time 4 years ago. We're slowly building a bond. The Dinners have been awkward for me coming from a small family unit into such a large gathering of unknown relatives. Yet I feel very welcomed into the fold. I'm sometimes overwhelmed by it all but wouldn't trade this new tradition for anything.


Posted on 12.24.09 at 10:05 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is waking up and eating a big breakfast with my family!


Posted on 12.24.09 at 1:39 PM

Having xmas twice...with my mother's side of the family...then my father's. I'm twice as bless!!


Posted on 12.24.09 at 6:39 PM

We try to find the glass pickle that is hidden within the Christmas tree...first one to find it get to open the first present! :-)


Posted on 12.24.09 at 8:00 PM

I love having a healthy breakfast with my twins, as they chronicle which gift they will open first and why. As soon as the dishes are cleared, the festivities begin!


Posted on 12.24.09 at 10:16 PM

My Tradition: Spending time with my family...


Posted on 12.24.09 at 11:12 PM

Favorite Christmas tradition: my sisters and I used to set our alarm clocks to get up around 5am and then go wake up our parents and "see what Santa brought". To this day, as we are older and some married and some have babies, we still make sure to get to my parents super early in the morning to open presents!


Posted on 12.25.09 at 6:08 AM

Every Christmas, we put out our angel orchestra. I first inherited some pieces from my grandmother who was born in the region of Germany where they are made. I have since added to it and now my own grandchildren treasure it.


Posted on 12.25.09 at 9:02 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition.My uncle would give me a "Christmas book of Life Savers" when I was a little girl.He died before I had children of my own,but I carried on the tradition. I always think of him every Christmas when I see the life savers books.


Posted on 12.25.09 at 9:23 AM

My favorite tradition is fresh home-made monkey bread on Christmas morning.


Posted on 12.25.09 at 10:17 AM

Making the Welsh Christmas Pudding recipe I found at a Medievel Recipes site about 15 years ago.

wendy thomas

Posted on 12.25.09 at 2:42 PM

getting together at granny's house christmas day for a large family dinner granny's homemade chocolate cake

krystle stewart

Posted on 12.25.09 at 3:49 PM

Delicious breakfast and then taking a couple ski runs on the snow. Something about snow and Christmas is magical.

leslie gonzales

Posted on 12.25.09 at 7:15 PM

my brother and i started decorating a little Christmas tree for each of our bedrooms 15 years ago and every year we would get a new ornament to add to our tree. i love it. even now that i am older and have moved out on my own, every Christmas i still put up my little tree in my bedroom and add to it a new ornament. now no matter where i am for the holidays it still feels like home.

Linda Abel

Posted on 12.25.09 at 7:44 PM

Singing Christmas songs to my now grown kids which they claim to hate but would really miss if I didn't.

Adrianne F

Posted on 12.25.09 at 8:23 PM

It's just my mom and I at home now so we don't get too excited about xmas anymore. We haven't had a tree in years. Now we just decorate the coat tree with ribbons, lights and fake shrubs.

Chris Zubrowski

Posted on 12.26.09 at 7:41 AM

Our family brings out the Christmas tablecloth that has all family names embroidered on it in red. It is totally filled with names, some no longer with us and it is great to remember and look at names and dates, etc.

Ed Z,

Posted on 12.26.09 at 7:45 AM

Our family sings all the old time Christmas carols at the end of Christmas dinner and after all gifts are opened. We start off pretty awful but get better with each song.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 8:28 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is complaining about the thoughtless gifts that are exchanged. Usually, members of the family just give whatever junk that they have but don't want any more, so we mock them and make fun of the junk they are getting rid of.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 8:30 AM

My favorite part of Christmas is sitting around as a family and reading the Christmas story from the Bible.

Grace Reynolds

Posted on 12.26.09 at 8:32 AM

We don't have big shopping malls where we live, so I get to relive my early childhood days browsing through the small shops in our mountain communities nearby. Everyone on our list get a little something extra special.
The wild birds on our property are very lucky at Christmas time also, as they get special treats of apples and oranges - which they love!


Posted on 12.26.09 at 8:38 AM

Going over to my friend's parents' place for stew on Christmas Eve.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 10:52 AM

We enjoy opening the stockings on Christmas morning and trying to guess what each item is before it is opened.

Tammy Donovan

Posted on 12.26.09 at 11:19 AM

Our families favorite Christmas thing to do is spending time together getting a Christmas tree gift for other children or secretly buying someone else's meal where we are also eating and telling the waitress to only say to them your meal is paid for and for the waiter/waitress to say "Merry Christmas to them". You can't buy the feeling of Christmas Spirit that it gives us.

Willow Gaytan-Briere

Posted on 12.26.09 at 12:24 PM

The family gets together on Christmas eve dor a gift exchange by numbers. If your number is higher you can bump the lower number for thier gift,it's fun and each person only needs to bring 1 gift instead of buying for each family member.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 1:38 PM

My cousins and I make gingerbread houses every year before dinner... Then, we eat dinner... Then we eat our gingerbread houses. I love it!


Posted on 12.26.09 at 2:38 PM

Going over to visit with friends and family. Also holiday cookies.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 2:40 PM

We don't really have many traditions, but we do have traditional food we make over the holidays. I love my mom's pierogis, which she makes every holiday.

Paula Dillon

Posted on 12.26.09 at 2:41 PM

All of the family gathers at my Grandmother and Grandfather's old house Christmas night for dinner and gifts. It brings back so many awesome memories for us all to be in that house together.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 2:51 PM

my families favorite christmas tradition is spending christmas eve and christmas day at grandma's house. Also making gingerbead houses.


Posted on 12.26.09 at 5:20 PM

Having christmas dinner with my in-laws.

Kristie Belding

Posted on 12.26.09 at 5:54 PM

We love doing the holiday party rounds. We now have a baby-in-tow, so the number of parties are less and more tame, but gatherings are still high on my list!

Jessica Henry

Posted on 12.26.09 at 10:00 PM

My favorite tradition was always going to the Christmas tree farm and cutting down our tree. My dad would make sure we picked the "perfect" one and I couldn't wait for the house to fill with the smell of fresh white pine!!

Jayson Biadog

Posted on 12.27.09 at 4:18 AM

Going to different places like mall, beach, club and giving lots of gifts to everybody!

Marilyn MacKenzie

Posted on 12.27.09 at 6:03 AM

Spending time with family and friends and sharing good food, gifts and good times.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 7:25 AM

Every year I buy my son Sparkling grape juice for his stocking-he calls it "kids wine", then Christmas morning we make a toast!


Posted on 12.27.09 at 7:27 AM

Every year I put a bottle of Sparkling Grape Juice in my sons stocking, he calls it "kids wine", and then we make a toast!


Posted on 12.27.09 at 9:02 AM

Every year my family and I sip egg nog while decorating the tree the weekend before Christmas. Its a great way to spend the holiday!

Thank you for the chance to win the laptop! :)


Posted on 12.27.09 at 9:46 AM

Every year all three kids go to Nana's house. Everyone sits by the tree with their families. Nana serves a brunch and we all exchange presents.

Karen Gross

Posted on 12.27.09 at 11:06 AM

Every year I make cookies with the same cookie cutters my Great-grandmother used and we eat Christnas cookie for breakfast on Christmas morning.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 11:33 AM

We go Christmas caroling in the neighborhood. We get invited in by the neighbors and enjoy seeing their decorations and eating their cookies.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 12:01 PM

Every year, we open 1 present on Christmas Eve & the rest Christmas morning.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 1:35 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is when all my relatives come over to our house and we watch movies, have dinner and open presents together. After opening presents we have a wrapping paper fight! (then cleaning it up after of course)


Posted on 12.27.09 at 2:02 PM

Every year after Christmas dinner our family gathers around the tree to take a family Christmas picture. It gets more difficult every year with more grandchildren but we love it. I put the picture up in the living room until next year.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 2:05 PM

Spending Christmas day with my family just doing normal Christmas things.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 2:09 PM

Coming downstairs to a tree with a bunch of presents underneath and opening them with my family.


Posted on 12.27.09 at 4:49 PM

On Christmas Eve night we each get to open one gift but not the "big" one. We have to be in agreement on which one. It's always a good time.

debra m

Posted on 12.27.09 at 6:46 PM

My favorite family Christmas tradition is all of the family being at my parents' house around 9 am, we all sit around the tree, passing out 1 gift each, before we each open our gift, we all say something we are thankful for and a favorite from a past Christmas, we then all grab a cup of hot cocoa, and a homemade kolache, then head for the kitchen to start prepping and cooking Christmas lunch - everyone helps out. Once everyting is in the oven or frig, we all sit back down to open the rest of our gifts and watch football or a movie, till lunch time. I lost my best friend/uncle on 12/26/2000, and Christmas has not been the same without him, which makes it that much more important for us to all be together on Christmas - and enjoy each others' company - we never know when it will be the last time we share with each other or what the next year will bring, so we hold each other as close as possible these days.

Jason Russell

Posted on 12.27.09 at 9:34 PM

my favorite christmas tradition, is eating good food with family, and watching the kids open their presents.

Jack P

Posted on 12.28.09 at 2:20 AM

We go to the columbus zoo during wildlight wonderland. Its a different zoo in the winter. Those still on display are loving the cold!


Posted on 12.28.09 at 10:49 AM

My favorite holiday tradition is making chai tea to share with my family. Its a nice alternative to hot cocoa and it tastes great in the cold!

Happy Chakolis

Posted on 12.28.09 at 10:51 AM

Every year my family adds a star for another year my two kids passed. We smile and cry and think of what our family would be like if we had two more kids.My smaller kids say some of the funniest things during this time of mourning (example RJ 6 years old: "I would wipe their butts and changed their diapers"). So it eases the pain and makes us grateful for what we have.(7 stars now!)

Angie Ross

Posted on 12.28.09 at 11:05 AM

Decorating gingerbread houses with my 3 kids is so much fun. I love to see their creativity come to life!

Jennifer Reese

Posted on 12.28.09 at 11:10 AM

I love eating finger foods and playing games with the family.


Posted on 12.28.09 at 11:36 AM

My family lives all over the united states! And every year everyone will travel to upper michigan to spends christmas at our Grandmothers house! We get there bright and early & shovel the three + feet of snow off the porch! Everyone pitches in to make dinner, we sit and catch up on how our year has been, we eat dinner, sit around the tree singing christmas carols opening our presents.
For the next couple weeks we email each other pictures of the day and make a photo album of our family christmas and give it to grandma the following year!


Posted on 12.28.09 at 3:23 PM

On christmas eve we would go to my Mom & Dad's and open just the presents from relatives up North and one gift that they got us and they would open one of our's to them.We would all eat and have a good time and leave around 10-11pm, so we could be ready for Christmas day.

Rachel C

Posted on 12.28.09 at 4:31 PM

My favorite Christmas family tradition is getting together with my family and going to see a movie Christmas day. My aunt has 8 kids and going to the movies with them is always a challenge! (And sometimes quite embarrassing when one of the little ones start throwing popcorn at strangers.)

T. L.

Posted on 12.29.09 at 12:14 AM

My favorite Christmas family tradition is gathering all the kids to make Christmas cookies. We use the same recipe my mom used, and it's funny to see some of the little kids covered in flour. Decorating them can be a hoot, too.

Jan M

Posted on 12.29.09 at 11:24 AM

My favorite tradition is watching Christmas movies, decorating the tree and eating homemade chex party mix and eating all the cashews!


Posted on 12.29.09 at 11:25 AM

Finding new and inventive ways to wrap presents so the unwrapping takes longer each year.


Posted on 12.30.09 at 9:50 AM

My favorite is going to my grandmothers ( who is 97) and eatting. No one can cook like Nanny!

George Filak

Posted on 12.30.09 at 8:32 PM

Christmas Eve with all branches of the family gathering for traditional dinner of our ancestry and seeing the once young now older setting the modern world to rest as we all partake in our heritage custom.
Merry Christmas one and all.


Posted on 12.31.09 at 2:17 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is having a two day one night Christmas extravaganza complete with a potluck, ukuleles, karaoke, and modern warefare 2.

It's not so much about presents for our family anymore, it's about the time that our families spend together!


Posted on 01.02.10 at 6:32 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition would have to be what I like to call "the tease". You get one gift on Christmas Eve and it is usually something that goes to something else, but just vague enough to have you awake and wondering all night. My mother has continued this tradition after I moved out by calling me and telling me "I got you batteries" ... "for what?" ... "Wait until you come to visit!"

chris cubitt

Posted on 01.02.10 at 11:59 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is baking dozens & dozens of Toll House chocolate chip cookies. I always fill identical tins filled with various amounts of cookies and place them in a red "Santa" sack. On Christmas Eve I reach into the sack and pull out a tin (at random) and give everyone a tin. It is so much fun watching them compare tins and squabble over who received the largest amount of cookies.


Posted on 01.03.10 at 5:42 PM

My favorite Chiristmas tradition is being at my daughters house by 8am christmas morning to watch my grandkids open there gifts

Maureen Gochanour

Posted on 01.04.10 at 8:25 AM

My favorite Christmas Tradition is going to Christmas Eve mass with my family and then getting together as my parents house. It brings me back to the day when I was young and could not wait for Christmas morning to arrive.

Wendell Jackson

Posted on 01.04.10 at 1:49 PM

My Favorite christmas tradition is christmas dinner. It gives me an oppurtunity to sit down and enjoy a meal with my entire family. No one ever sits down together as a family to enjoy a meal, so i relish christmas dinner because this is one day out of the year that I can sit dinner and enjoy everyones company.


Posted on 01.04.10 at 3:14 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is opening pajammas on Christmas Eve morning and wearing them all day. We always did this when I was a kid and now I do it with mine.


Posted on 01.05.10 at 6:22 AM

My favorite family christmas tradition is having blueberry blini on christmas morning. My mother always did it for me and my siblings and I do it for my kids.


Posted on 01.05.10 at 3:49 PM

My favorite Christmas Tradition is putting up the ornaments on the Christmas tree

kristi caston

Posted on 01.08.10 at 11:49 PM

Christmas Eve we always open 1 gift and we wrap all stocking stuffers, so christmas morning we all watch each other open stockings, really fun!

Barbie Jones

Posted on 01.09.10 at 9:07 AM

Our family decorates the Christmas tree and our house together while Christmas music is playing in the background and drinking hot chocolate.


Posted on 01.09.10 at 5:28 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is spending Christmas Eve at my aunt's house and we open gifts that night with her & her family.


Posted on 01.10.10 at 2:45 AM

Gathering the family around remember that we are truly blessed to be together.inviting at least 3 people who have no were to go and no family to be with for dinner we have a little but it always seems to be enough.(miricels of the season)

Don Ray

Posted on 01.11.10 at 6:14 AM

Christmas Dinner with Family...

Don Ray

Posted on 01.11.10 at 6:15 AM

Christmas dinner with family


Posted on 01.11.10 at 7:42 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is watching the youngest child open a special gag gift by my dad which consist of things that he has gathered from the junk drawer, thrift shops, garage sales, etc.

Watching the reaction on their little faces is priceless. This year it backfired. My little niece ignored all her other gifts and played with all the trinkets in her gag bag.


Posted on 01.15.10 at 9:18 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is making cookies for Santa with my three children. We shape the cookies, bake them, then frost and decorate them. It's so much fun and a great way to bond with my kids.


Posted on 01.19.10 at 6:58 PM

My favorite memory is driving around looking at the christmas decorations on christmas eve.


Posted on 01.31.10 at 4:40 PM

Do you ever watch the traditional Christmas movies? Every year like clockwork I curl up in my favorite chair with some hot chocolate and watch all the movies that were on tv when I was a child... Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph, Nestor the Long Eared Donkey, etc ...It never fails to fill me with memories of past Christmases with my family.


Posted on 02.02.10 at 12:31 PM

My favorite christmas tradition is delivering our family christmas jar. If you haven't read the book "The Christmas Jar", please don't wait another second. Since being introduced to that story by my grandfather, each year our family saves our spare change in a "christmas jar" and anonymously drops the christmas jar with a copy of the book on the doorstep of a family in need. The story truly defines the meaning of the Christmas spirit.

Bilal Khan

Posted on 02.02.10 at 11:20 PM

My favorite Christmas tradition is to have dinner with my family and then right after it, open up our gifts.


Posted on 02.03.10 at 5:23 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating with my kids & husband. Quality family time is the best.

Brenda Kreiger

Posted on 02.03.10 at 6:06 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is having hot cocoa and reading Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas eve.

Heidy Alicea Diaz

Posted on 02.03.10 at 10:01 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is Secret Santa. I have a huge family so we can give gifts to everyone individually. We all sit around the tree at my grandmother's and we pick 2 people who distribute them. A lot of fun and laughs.

Dana Thompson

Posted on 02.03.10 at 2:04 PM

I love baking hundreds of snowflake sugar cookies with my mother to give as thank you gifts to friends and volunteers at her school, that makes me happy every time, my favourite Christmas tradition by far!!

Nia Nelson

Posted on 02.07.10 at 7:19 AM

My favorite Christmas tradition is going to candle light service at church, then going home to see if Santa had came.

Suzanne O

Posted on 02.09.10 at 11:01 AM

My favorite family tradition is baking cookies and pies with my mom in-law. Lots of one on one with her and the re-telling of silly family stories and family history ending with dozens of varieties of cookies and apple pies to share with neighbors and friends.

norma b

Posted on 02.10.10 at 11:14 AM

my children are grown now, but one of my favorite traditions was every year the kids and i would bake Jesus his very own birthday cake. one year i forgot the buy the cake mix but i did have a devils food cake mix..didn't have time to go to the store..closed my eyes..looked upward.and prayed for forgiveness.

T Mische

Posted on 03.18.10 at 11:35 AM

Wow, favorite Family Christmas Tradition. Without a doubt; hanging with my kids, my eight siblings and their families, and my mom. Doesn't get any better than that!!

jennifer claybourn

Posted on 03.29.10 at 9:16 AM

my favorite tradition is after we eat we all look at the presents that we want to return

Suzanne Montiel

Posted on 05.10.10 at 5:55 AM

Our favorite Christmas tradition is finish decorating the tree on Christmas eve, while eating our homemade Christmas cookies. Then we each get to open up 1 christmas gift that evening. The rest is left for Christmas morning, with Sant's presents.

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