Christmas traditions

What are some of your family's Christmas traditions? Last year, Ryan was only 10 months old at Christmas and, although he liked looking at the lights on the trees and playing with wrapping paper, he wasn't really into the holiday. This year he's definitely more excited...he loves "re-decorating" the tree every night, and now that we've had our first snowfall, I'm expecting to find him and Tony having a snowball fight when I get home tonight. So I'm trying to come up with traditions for us...from cookie baking to going downtown to look at the lights on the Circle, to each of us getting to open one present on Christmas Eve, and that present will be a new pair of pajamas to sleep in that night. What are some other ideas?

I have to admit, I've been avoiding Michael's because I think it would be very hard not to purchase all of the Martha Stewart Christmas crafts. I stopped by on my lunch break yesterday to pick up some supplies for a bridal shower I'm hosting, and scored this cute project on clearance for $9! Can't wait to get it put together...we're a few days behind on it!


Jenni said...

We typically kick-off our Christmas season by watching _A Christmas Story_ after Thanksgiving dinner. Then we have a particular Christmas CD that we listen to every year as we decorate the tree. The kids REALLY enjoyed going down to the circle and putting their letters in Santa's mailbox, so that's definitely made the list. We've always opened one gift Christmas Eve, and last year started making that gift a new pair of pj's. And my mom always makes her cherry coffee cake for Christmas morning.

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Jenni said...

The kids had a great time with our cookie baking adventure on Sunday - perhaps we've started another tradition?


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