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Contest: What's your favorite family tradition during the holidays? (Answer for a chance to win this great necklace--details are here.)”

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  • The fashion parade...everyone puts on their new clothes and parades around. The kids love it!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Carolyn S on 12th December 2007

  • My family always does a "happy hour" style Christmas Eve, with appetizers, cocktails (whiskey sour), and a few presents 'round the tree. We stay up late and get a little tipsy. It's a blast.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Susan Wenner Jackson on 11th December 2007

  • We are starting new traditions, like collection ornaments for each year of our child's life, watching the old Christmas movies and adventuring out to do fun outdoor things. I also have started a scapbook for all of the holiday photos I receive every year from family and friends, I can look back and see how their children grow and change.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Karen Doig on 11th December 2007

  • How funny Daisy...that is our tradition as well. There's nothing like a warm cinnamon roll on Christmas morning.

    My second is making Christmas ornments each year to give to my family members. It's the only time of year I get crafty and I enjoy it.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Meri Raffetto RD, LDN on 11th December 2007

  • My favorite traditions include all of the Christmas "events" -- the Christmas Sing for my 8 year old's school, the Christmas paegent at church, the Christmas Eve service, our neighborhood Holiday Progressive Dinner. The whole month is filled with celebrations and thanksgiving!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by khomolk on 11th December 2007

  • I have two. One is making and decorating cookies every year. I can't even remember a Christmas without doing it, and it's a new joy now that I can make them with my own kids. The second is the stockings my Grandmother has made for every member of the family. The new baby's just arrived in the mail last night and I was so excited!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kristie McNealy on 11th December 2007

  • My husband, the boys, and I go to our friend's christmas tree farm and cut our own tree. My parents did this when I was a kid, and I love continuing the tradition with my own family. It's even more special now because the best man from our wedding owns the tree farm, and my husband worked there when he was in high school. Our boys get so excited to go pick the tree, although I never quite understand the excitement of freezing weather and mud myself. My ten year old always wanted to cut the tree down himself, and every year my husband let him try. Now he actually does cut it down himself!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 11th December 2007

  • Chinese food takeout on Christmas Eve . . . we put down a red/white checked tablecloth, light some candles and eat on the floor.

    Going to the movies as a family on Christmas Eve night . . .

    Monkey Bread on christmas morning w/ Baileys & coffee . . . (YUM)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Naomi on 11th December 2007

  • Christmas Eve service. Even as an adult, I just love when the lights go dim in the church and Silent Night is sung by candlelight.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KC on 10th December 2007

  • Mmm, Daisy, sounds yummy! Family traditions at Christmas (and all year, really) is on my mind a lot now that we are parents. I guess my husband and I both feel that in our own families, growing up, there was a lack of those little traditions that are unique to the family and make you feel like you're a part of something. So we try to create new traditions for ourselves. My favorite: every Christmas Eve night we watch It's a Wonderful Life.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 10th December 2007

  • My family has several holiday traditions, but one that keeps repeating every Christmas is quite simple: cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We're usually too excited to sit down and eat, but without food we run the risk of turning grinchy and grumpy, so we nibble on cinnamon rolls and sip coffee or juice while the presents are handed out. Yum.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Daisy on 10th December 2007