Thursday, November 13, 2008

Holiday Traditions

Momdot's Christmas party is still going on. Get your posts in!



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.



17 comments:

Erin Tales said...

My in laws really get into cookie decorating. Its one tradition I stole and will do with my boys.

3 Kids and Us said...

Cookie decorating is the best!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Peanut brittle sounds good--do you have a recipe?

Trish said...

All this talk about Christmas makes me want to celebrate already!

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Sure, email it, then I can put it in my recipe folder directly. Thanks. blog@completelee.com

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

Your Christmas Eve sounds very cozy and relaxing.

Staci said...

Chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite. We make those and chocolate dipped oreos-so yummy!

On The Verge said...

We bake with Grandma as well. I love Christmas cookies!

Tena said...

I *think* this year I will read the Christmas Story out of the Bible as well, at least to the two older monkeys

Momstart said...

my sister's favorite thing is to decorate cookies

Andrea said...

I want to do a cookie party this year with my mom and sis and aunt, it would be fun. Sounds like you have a nice quiet Christmas Day.

Tracye said...

Sounds wonderful! Now I need some cookies and chocolate!

Rita @ My Precious Pennies said...

awww...that sounds cute! Matching PJs!

Bridgette said...

We do matching PJs!

Kim @ What's That Smell said...

Christmas Cookie decorating sounds fun!

AJ said...

Please don't mention cookies...it reminds me I have peanut butter fudge bars in the kitchen. I'm not supposed to eat anymore. hehe

Jess said...

Nice traditions!! Thanks for sharing.