It has been SO much fun having children to celebrate Christmas with this year. It really changes the season, enjoying it through them.
Here is a list of traditions I hope we can continue with the girls through the years:
  • white lights on the outside of our house (Thanks, Art!)
  • driving around to look at crazy houses with lights
  • live Christmas tree with the train chugging around the base
  • 1960s Television Christmas Classics on DVD-Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, etc.
  • Elf the movie
  • Christmas CDs-Sufjan, Sarah McLachlan
  • The Advent Book and nativity scene
  • Christmas choir concert at church
  • fires in the fireplace, candles burning, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice muffins
  • Dreyers peppermint ice cream
  • Making a gingerbread house
  • Pretty Christmas dresses for the girls

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?


Cathi Hamen said...

ooohh yeah!! i love your new life!
We love the Christmas movies too, hot cocoa with marshmallows....
check my blog to see more!
love you!

Sarah Markley said...

We did the lights thing last night around the neighborhood, with the windows down, blankets a-plenty and the heater up high!

Lisa Leonard said...

Elf--the movie, Hot chocolate, Decorate the tree, Look at lights, time with extended family!

lindsey cheney said...

totally a non-traditional tradition, but i grew up having tacos for christmas eve dinner. fun & casual. we also open gifts one by one, from youngest to oldest, so each gift is acknowledged.

Ellen said...

Susan and I have a few traditions of our own: pick out a tree and decorate it that same night. Christmas music playing every moment possible. Also, I like to throw a party for friends and family!

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

christmas music begins playing first thing in the morning, the day after thanksgiving (it's been sufjan the past twwo years!), lots of peppermint ice cream- it's my favorite, fires by the christmas tree, a christmas movie marathon with our friends and making cookies!