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The Christmas party question of the day is:
Traditions, what are some of your favorite family traditions? What are some traditions you want to begin?
For Christmas, we have a few traditions.
First and most important is Christmas cookie decorating. We get together as a family, that would be My mom, aunt, SIL, myself and our children. If my stepsister was still in town, she would come too. We all get together and bake and cook and make all kinds of goodies. Sugar cookies for the kidlets to decorate, chocolate covered pretzels, peanut butter blossoms, chocolate chip cookies, candy cane cookies, fudge, almond bark, peanut brittle, and all kinds of other goodies. We keep some for ourselves and give the rest out in little goodie baskets to family and friends.
On christmas eve, after we are bathed and in our new christmas pajamas, matching of course, we all sit down in the living room and read the Christmas story out of the bible. After that, we'll read another holdiay book, usually Night before christmas or Polar Express. Then each girl is allowed to open one gift from under the tree and then its bedtime.
We spend the holidays with friends and family, but on Christmas Day, we designate that family day and we stay home with our girls, so they can enjoy their gifts and some downtime in our home. Christmas morning, after the gifts have been opened, we have a huge pancake breakfast.
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