Christmas Traditions ~ Day 9

I hope you all had wonderful weekends! We’re back to the challenge today talking about holiday traditions. What do you consider the best tradition, be it your own or a worldly one?

My own is one of my family’s traditions. We have always celebrated on Christmas eve and instead of making a big family dinner everyone chooses a few of their favorite appetizers or little foods. We snack all day and play games. A Christmas Story is usually playing in the background. My parent’s neighbors come over at night to join us in games and conversation. After they leave we watch the movie again, trying to wait until midnight to open presents. On Christmas morning my mom makes cinnamon rolls. We spend the rest of the day snacking and watching football.

Let’s talk about the most important part. Food. My dad and sister always have clam chowder, which I’ve still never tried. I always have ham roll-ups and shrimp dip. It sounds fancy but it’s nothing close. A block of cream cheese covered in cocktail sauce with tiny shrimp dumped over the top. Eat it with Ritz or any crackers. Delicious! When Wayne and I started dating he introduce Lil’ Smokies into the mix. This was a big change for us, our old standbys had been around forever. Now my dad can’t get enough of those little things! There’s always a baked ham for sandwiches, lots of Christmas cookies and of course, wine.

It’s seems goofy that of all the traditions out there I would pick food. It’s one of those things that we can count on no matter where we are. Due to my job there’s no guarantee I’ll get Christmas off and my husband does inventory at his store the 27th of every month. This gives us very little time to travel to see family. But it definitely leaves enough time for food and games!

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9 thoughts on “Christmas Traditions ~ Day 9

  1. Food is a great tradition! My grandpa always had this bowl of salted mixed nuts by his recliner when we visited him at Christmas… I’m pretty sure we weren’t supposed to touch them, but we snuck nuts when he wasn’t looking. I’m afraid that by the time he ate them, all the cashews and almonds were gone.

  2. Pingback: Day 12 ~ Over the river and through the woods… | Me, You and Zu

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