Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - What are your Christmas Traditions?

If you are anything like me you are already burned out on the Holidays. One last night to go. I wonder what toys my wife bought that will require hours of assembly. But after some of my special eggnog, I won't mind. Let's just hope it's not a bike; or parts might start falling off tomorrow.

That's about what Christmas has become for me: working crazy hours, trying to fit in visits to Santa, trips to light displays. Not to mention figuring out what to buy for everyone in my extended family (there's more of us every year).

Still, I try to keep some Christmas traditions, not only for the kids, but also for myself. Tradition #1: Don't wake Dad up on the morning of Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning there's not much I can do to stop that. But today, I slept in until after 11a.m. Call it a little pre-Christmas gift to myself.

For the kids, they get to open one gift on Christmas Eve. It keeps them busy while I work on the most important Christmas tradition: getting that special eggnog mixed just right.

Do you have any Christmas traditions? Especially, any that are just for you?


  1. Merry Christmas to you too!

    As it's Xmas day here in New Zealand, our tradition is to head off to the beach armed with champagne, a bucket of fat red strawberry's, smoked salmon and sunscreen! Doesn't sound right does it? :)

    Have a great day, MJ :)

  2. That sounds great, Wendy. We're snowed in and in the oven, roasts a chicken.

    Happy Holidays.

  3. I grew up in Southern California, so I've never had a white Christmas. But I've never had a sunblock Christmas either! It does sound better than being snowed in!

    I've always wanted to do Christmas in Hawaii, but I'd miss the family too much.

  4. Happy Christmas!! Off my own little Christmas tradition - a brisk walk at 9.30am for a few hours before indulging time!! Although this year it'll be a very careful walk on snow and ice..!!

    Have a great day!! Take care

  5. I forget what they are until I'm there. Overeating, texas hold em, and wii.

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