If you’re new around here, Christmas is my favorite time of the year and we have a lot of holiday traditions and the list continues to grow every year. Even though we put up the decoration a week before Thanksgiving and started listening to Christmas music the beginning of November, I feel like the month of December is just flying and I’m having a hard time squeezing every tradition in :( Christmas is 2 weeks away!
Chocolate Advent Calendar:: I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, my parents got us one each year so of course I had to carry that tradition on.
Watch a lot of Christmas movies:: What’s your favorite Christmas movie? We don’t have cable and only about 10 Christmas movies, so we’ve watched Elf & Home Alone more times than I can count !
Drink as much hot cocoa as we can:: And coffee to try and catch up with everything going on!
Christmas music on radio:: check.
Drive around look at lights:: but who doesn’t? ;)
Our towns Christmas Tree Lighting:: We didn’t miss this year going on 6 years! It was disappointing though, it was pretty bare this year, hardly any booths, hardly any activities for kids. The only good thing it wasn’t too crowded(except for the Santa line)
Nutcracker & Christmas plays:: we’ll probably only make Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree play at the local theatre
Santa Pics:: The past two years Mason has said he doesn’t want to do this but hopefully this year I can convince him again. We’re going to try at the Bass Pro Shop today
Christmas Cards:: Mailing them today
Cookie Baking & Cookie Exchange:: All month long…
Tree:: Like I said this month has been so busy, it is the 10th and we still haven’t brought home a tree!
Donate gifts:: We donate what we can
Gingerbread House:: Got an pre-assembled one from Costco this year, it was great!
Family Dinners/Party’s:: We have many of those ;)
Santa Train:: I don’t think we’ll be doing this one this year
Letter:: My kid’s an odd ball, I pretty much have to make him sit down to make a list.
Ice skating:: I want to check out the one downtime Tacoma but we’ll see.
Zoolights:: of course!
Santa Breakfast:: I actually didn’t see any that were going on around our area.
2014 Ornament:: Hallmark
Christmas Eve:: Mason gets to open 1 present… Pj’s ;) Drink hot cocoa, watch a Christmas movie, read Twas a Night Before Christmas and leave out cookies…sounds like your Christmas Eve? Yeah we’re pretty unique haha ;)
What’s some of your families traditions? These next two weeks need to slowwww down.