Christmas Tradition

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Each year growing up, my family would gather on Christmas Eve for clam chowder and a slightly confused version of a singapore sling… and to this day I can’t let a single year go by without a big bowl and a bright red drink (or two) by my side.

Traditions don’t have to be traditional… in fact I think there are as many quirky variations out there as there are families.

What are a few of your family’s holiday traditions?  And have you kept them alive?

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9 Comments

  1. Posted December 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful Christmas tradition! Even though we’re not religious, my family always attends midnight Christmas Eve services at the colonial-era church in our tiny town. Singing Silent Night with the church lit by only candlelight is one of the most magical times of year for me.

    • Laicie
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

      Aww Lena you’re right, that’s one of my favorites too. I love midnight mass. :)

  2. Posted December 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous tree! Our tradition is watching Christmas Vacation – which may be the best movie of all time!

    • Laicie
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 8:07 am | Permalink

      Totally the best movie of all time.

  3. Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    Fun! I have never had that drink or chowder, but I should probably change that…

    Here are my top 3 favorite traditions:
    1. Granny making Christmas Eve pizza.
    2. Snuggling with my sister and watching “Little Women.”
    3. Dressing up, even though no one else does!

    • Laicie
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 8:10 am | Permalink

      Aww I love the idea of Christmas Eve pizza! And I’m the only one who dresses up too… it’s one of the best parts! :)

  4. Posted December 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE family traditions for the holidays. Every Christmas morning my siblings and I always get books from “Santa” in our rooms for us to open as soon as we wake up to keep us pre-occupied while everyone else wakes up. I love looking forward to what book I get each year! :)
    xo TJ

    • Laicie
      Posted December 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      Oh my gosh TJ that is the BEST tradition! I might have to steal this!

  5. Posted December 26, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    this is such an amazing idea! i should do this next year. i’m not really good with any kind of plants, they usually die within some days when they are mine. ;)

    kissboombang, lilly.
    Bonnie + Kleid

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