Holiday Family Traditions: Five Holiday Traditions for Your Family
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Personally, I am a Christmas connoisseur. I love the lights, trees, decorations, sparkles, and traditions. All of it! Here are five silly/awesome holiday traditions from my family to yours:
5 Fun Holiday Family Traditions
1. Watching A Christmas Story
On Christmas Eve and all of Christmas day, TBS plays A Christmas Story on repeat. My family and I all sit down and watch it on Christmas Eve every year (and maybe even once or twice again on Christmas Day!). They start playing it at 8/7CT on December 24th.
2. Gifting/Getting New P.J.’s on Christmas Eve
Thermal, onesie, homemade, oh my! Getting a new pair of jammies on Christmas Eve is one of my favorite traditions. One year, my sister Melinda and I wore our Christmas Eve P.J.'s all the way to my Grandpa's house in Phoenix, Arizona:
3. Money Tree
Every year after Christmas Dinner, my parents fill box ornaments with various amounts of cash. Then youngest to oldest or oldest to youngest (switches every year) picks a box with some cash in it!
I am the youngest in my family, with a ten-year age gap between myself and my older sister. Because my mom made the stockings before I was born, for most of my life I didn’t have my own look-a-like stocking like my siblings. One year as a surprise, my Mom made everyone in my family a stocking who didn't have one. I love this picture of my family’s reaction:
5. Sibling Gift Exchange
This is great for my big family. All you do is put everyone's name on a piece of paper and into a hat or bowl. Then pass the bowl around to your siblings and whoever's name they choose is who they give a gift to that year.
What are some Christmas traditions you celebrate every year with your family?