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What are some of your family’s holiday traditions?

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“We always meet up at my grandma’s house for Christmas dinner.”

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“We always put Norwegian flags on our Christmas tree.”

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“We always tape our family opening presents from youngest to oldest.”

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“We get the family together so we can all help set up our Christmas tree.”

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“We always only light one candle on first night of Hanukkah, and then we don’t light any more.”

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“We go up north to Mayetta to my cousin’s.”

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“Our whole family gets together to help cook Christmas dinner, and then after dinner we open presents.”

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“At 9 or 10 p.m. we drive around and look at everyone’s Christmas lights, and then we get some hot chocolate.”


H_Lecter 10 years, 5 months ago

Guessing what kind of meat they're eating. Seeing who can get untied first....just the typical family traditions.

trinity 10 years, 5 months ago

it varies. but one ongoing commonality-peanut butter balls. i'd be an outcast mum if i didn't make 'em! :)

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years, 5 months ago

fussin' and fightin'...

...except on Colubus day, when we let the monkeys out of their barrel...which is no fun until they're returned.

sunflower_sue 10 years, 5 months ago

Eggs Benedict that the mom-in-law makes on Christmas morning. All other EB pales in camparison. She has ruined me for eating it anywhere else. (Oops! I seem to be salivating.)

pimp11 10 years, 5 months ago

whats up with people spelling COLUMBUS DAY wrong?

Colubus day isnt a holiday last I checked!!!

acg 10 years, 5 months ago

We have a Christmas kind of like TOB's. We order pizza on Christmas Eve, open one gift a piece, of our choice and then the kids go to bed. Wherein my husband and I see if we can find the bottom of a bottle of Jack Daniels while we play PlayStation or put together those jewels that have "some assembly required". The next morning, like Pywacket, we lie to the children about what time it is so we can sleep in and then we get up, do the present thing, eat a big breakfast and then I start cooking. I'll cook all day, kill about two bottles of wine and then pass out right before dinner (happens every year) and then I'll wake up around midnight with that cat crapped in my mouth feeling and I'll eat some cold turkey and watch late night t.v. while the whole house sleeps. And good times are had by all.

canyon_wren 10 years, 5 months ago

My daughter and I spend the three or four days before Christmas making cookies and candy. We take about 18 plates around the night before Christmas Eve. I spend most of Chrismas Eve day making this ribbon salad which looks like that old-fashioned ribbon candy--four layers of four colors of Jell-O and a sour cream-sugar-vanilla-gelatin, etc. layer in between--takes about 7 hours of vigilance to make sure each layer sets right. I go to Christmas Eve service at church and then on Christmas morning, to my daughter and son-in-law's to open presents, then we have our traditional blueberry muffins, and later ham, "Funeral potatoes," the ribbon salad, etc. for Christmas dinner.

Maybe the person who wrote Colubus Day has a cold. It would sound like that!

Flap Doodle 10 years, 5 months ago

"Colubus day isnt a holiday last I checked!!!" It is in my household.

JJHawq 10 years, 5 months ago

We gather around the Festivus Pole and air our grievances. Feats of strength follow shortly thereafter.

Bone777 10 years, 5 months ago

You hide a glass pickle ornament on the Christmas tree and the first child to find it gets a special prize.

conservativepunker 10 years, 5 months ago all begins with "What the hell was that supposed to mean!?!?" ;)

Bone777 10 years, 5 months ago

TOB - it is a 'German Tradition'. If we can't find the onament we still play, but be keep the kids out of it.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 5 months ago

Each year my family picks the home of a local, registered pedophile. Then, when everyone is asleep, and laying a finger aside of his nose, Dad breaks in the front door as Mom is coming down the chimbley.

Little brother and I pop merrily through a couple of windows with our sawed off 12 gauge pumps.

We take the occupants out in the country where we beat the crap out of them.


Flap Doodle 10 years, 5 months ago

We used to dress armadillos in warm coats & send them north to colonize Kansas.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 5 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (Anonymous) says: We used to dress armadillos in warm coats & send them north to colonize Kansas.

Those were coats? I remember seeing furry armadillos laying alongside the roadways.

I have some bad news, Snap, the little guys never made it to Kansas....bawwwwwww..snif...

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 5 months ago

giving....(oh, maybe I can't say that online)....

trinity 10 years, 5 months ago

you are all in RARE form today, i must say! i've been laughing&laughing!!!

or is it just the nogg....

H_Lecter 10 years, 5 months ago

R_I, Do you let the winner keep the mounted head?

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 5 months ago

ChristmasCarol (Anonymous) says: Hanging Garlands.

What does the Garland family have to say about that?

Crossfire 10 years, 5 months ago

My Grammy said not to hang the Garland's just invite them over and get them drunk and whip them in a fist fight. ...just like they are part of the family. My favorite tradition is swapping tags on the gifts under the tree.

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