Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Got traditions?

Can you hear those bells a-jingling? Me too! In my opinion, the best thing about the Christmas season is time spent with loved ones. Traditions knit us together and there’s no richer time for those special family rituals than the present! In our house, we go to a special church service on Christmas Eve. It’s usually chock full of adorable kids singing away, maybe a skit of some kind and all-church caroling. After church, it’s home for Monopoly Night and homemade pizza with the culinary contributions of Papa Bear. Each bear cub is responsible for creating their own pizza masterpiece before Papa whisks them into the oven and Monopoly Night continues until we’re ready to gobble up the pizza.Then it’s off to bed while Santa gets busy.
What are your Christmas traditions? Let’s hear from our online community as we share our good wishes and holiday traditions.

5 comments:

Merrillee said...

Our traditions are all about food! :) I always make chocolate nut caramels from a recipe handed down from my grandmother. My hubby makes rozak, a nut roll, that his dad always made before he passed away. Those things are the constant in our ever-changing Christmases. Since we moved so much, things changed depending on where we lived and how close to family we were. When our kids were little, we often had Christmas combined with Thanksgiving because we lived so far away from the grandparents. This year will be our first Christmas in Arizona.

Valri said...

We have waffles with strawberries and whip cream for our dinner on Christmas Eve! We've had that tradition for so many years, I don't know how it got started! Yummy!

Dana Mentink said...

Well food traditions are the best, Merrillee! Have fun in Arizona! :)

Dana Mentink said...

Ah, waffles with strawberries sounds fantastic, Valri!

Jenny Blake said...

not sure we have traditions really. I do always go to church on Christmas day and we have bacon on Christmas. here we always listen to the Carols in Candlelight on tv from Melbourne Christmas Eve.
Also our town has its own carols service in the square which is this Sunday night. We take a chair or sit on the grass and have carols by candlelight.