- We try to give things to a family who is in need. Or we go in with another family.
- A bunch of my neighbors and our family goes Christmas caroling. We usually sing to the older couples, the sick, the widows, or older single women.
- Christmas eve, we read the story of the birth of Jesus Christ from the Bible.
- The kids get to open up one present. The present they get to open is a pair of home made flannel pajamas. They put their new pajamas on and go to bed.
- Christmas morning, I make my kids go into the kitchen. I usually make a killer breakfast. We eat breakfast before opening up presents. The kids really hate me for this. This is a tradition that started with my family.
- After breakfast I make the kids go downstairs and line up in front of the door. It is youngest to oldest (shortest to tallest). The youngest is in front. This is a tradition my parents started when I was a kid.
- After photos, the kids check out their stockings.
- After stockings, the kids get to see their Santa gifts.
- After Santa gifts, the kids get to open their own presents. Since Christmas is being funded by cash this year, it means there will be few presents under the tree. I am totally OK with that.
- We spend the rest of the day hanging out and the kids play with their new shiny toys.
Friday, December 18, 2009
So what's a blog without Christmas traditions. I was thinking, what would Christmas be without traditions? So here is a list of things that we try to do every year.