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May 05, 2014
Have some Delicious Tamales !!!!!
Need to make it out to country mercantile for some dried kiwi and fudge!!
Going out and chopping our Christmas tree! A full day of family fun!
Have a family Dinner
Making and decorating Christmas sugar cookies with the family. Also candlelight church service on Christmas Eve – celebrating the reason for the season!
All the family parties and eating everyones goodies.
Our favorite family tradition at xmas is watching all the old christmas movies from the beging of December until xmas. While we do that we drink hot cocoa and have a candy cane with it. We also make cookies and candies with the kids the weekend before xmas. And every year I’ve carried on the tradition of my great grandmother, she always made chex mix and gave to all the family at xmas brunch.
We’re starting a new tradition of spending a day during the holidays at a luxury hotel. We can all be together, shop, dine, and enjoy the spectacular holiday decorations.
Baking a Christmas cake and someone finds a plastic baby inside!
Opening presents in our Christmas PJ’s with hot cinnamon rolls, breakfast casserole and coffee!
Celebrating the birth of Jesus at Hie Birthday party Christmas Eve!!
Watching my kids open their presents. :)
playing Santa Claus!
We always have my dad’s family over on Christmas eve, where we do a chinese gift exchange, then on christmas morning we open presents in our home while listening to rock and roll Christmas music, then we go to my in-laws when we are done, then go to my mom’s on for smoked turkey sandwiches and presents on Christmas night! We are so stuffed full of good food and so much fun, with friends and family! It’s a long couple of days, but soooo worth it!
My favorite Christmas Tradition was listening to my Grpandpa read the Christmas story from the bible every Christmas eve then eating Cioppino as a family!! =)
Going to the Live Nativity
I like when we choose someone to play Santa and hand out the gifts from under the tree… and the food of course!
At HIS Birthday party!!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is having all the family get together on Christmas Eve & stayimg up until midnight to open presents.
My favorite tradition is growing up starting on December 1, my parents would make a point of every night having a special family time were we would all read, sing songs, and play games. Also we’d go out about once a week to go “spotting” (looking for christmas lights). Now that all of us kids are grown up, we don’t do this every night anymore, but we do try and get together more to just spend time together during the holiday season.
New favorite tradition? Elf on the Shelf, he keeps the boys in check
Driving around to see the lights.
Baking cookies for Santa. And the kids won’t let me forget to leave some carrots for the reindeer.
Going to my in-laws’ property and cutting down a tree.
Every Christmas eve our family gets together for dinner then we drive around the towns listening to Christmas carols and looking at Christmas decorations. Then we come home and get into our Christmas pajamas (which we buy every year) leave cookies & hot chocolate out for Santa and go to bed waiting for Santa to come.
My favorite Christmas traditions are decorating the tree with the kids and driving around town to look at the Christmas lights ;-)
Making Christmas cookies with my kids and setting them out for Santa. Last year, my 2 yr old daughter was so proud of her cookies, that she cried when she woke up to see that Santa had taken a bite out of her cookie. Such a fun memory!
Going around and looking at lights and doing Christmas countdowns with the kids.
We always have chicken enchiladas on Christmas Eve.
This is my husband’s first year out of the military so we are starting new traditions in our new home. Decorating our tree together, watching Christmas movies throughout December, setting up our Christmas village that was passed down to me by my Grandpa, and in a few weeks, Christmas breakfast before we open gifts :)
Our favorite tradition is baking German pastries from scratch using the recipes taught by my mother and then sharing with family and friends.
Decorating gingerbread houses with the family :)
Opening pajamas on Christmas Eve!
Frosting sugar cookies with the kids and delivering them to friends!
I love making the plate of Christmas cookies for Santa with my 4 year old. She has to choose the perfect ones from the collection we’ve baked and arrange them just right for Santa. She won’t let us forget the milk and of course some carrots for the reindeer.
Merry Christmas. The Mercantile always looks great.
I love attending the annual performance of the Nutcracker put on by the Mid-Columbia Ballet. It is a fantastic show each year.
Driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve :)
I love decorating the Christmas tree and making gifts for family and friends.
Decorating the Christmas tree with my family and driving around looking at the Christmas lights.
Each year, we build a new outdoor Christmas decoration and have our picture taken with it. Then each of us get into the sleigh with the santa, elf, or reindeer hat and get updated pictures. Then it’s inside for homemade cookies and hot chocolate.
Enjoying the Christmas holidays by shopping at Country Mercantile and buying Yummies for family and friends who live in other states.
Oranges and Peanuts! it’s a must.
Singing in the church choir at the 10:30 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas eve. Tears stream as Silent Night is sung!
Merry Christmas! I loved doing exchange gifts with my siblings when we were little now that I have my own im carrying it over to my kids!
I love teaching my children the true meaning of Christmas. We spend time with toys for tots handing out presents or we go to the senior center and help with dishing out the food and hand out gifts to the people/children who are in need of a warm plate and a smile. My Children have some of their greatest Christmas memories by seeing the eyes of another light up with Gods love!!!
We read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, then a story of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day.
Driving through the city looking at the wonderful displays and Watching the little kids opening presents.
On Christmas Eve I Make Rosettes, a deep fried Scandinavian cookie. They were always the last cookie made in my childhood home and I have carried on that tradition.
Christmas sugar cookies!
My faviorte tradition is driving to the tree farm and cutting our tree down, this was where my husband took me on our first date!
My favorite tradition as a family is to drive around and look at Christmas lights. Hot chocolate is a must!
Driving around to look at the lights on Christmas Eve.
Watching holiday movies, listening to holiday music and wrapping gifts and so much more. Thanks!
Love making sugar cookies with my husband and kids! And just spending time with family driving around looking at Christmas lights!
The magical feeling in the air is the best!! And watching all the Christmas movies and listening to the great Christmas music.
My faviorte tradition is staying in my pajamas all day on christmas day, cooking, watching movies and taking our time at opening gifts!
Our whole family usually goes out for a snowmobiling ride at our lake cabin in Idaho on Christmas day. Then we come back and have a great Christmas dinner.
Favorite tradition is going to the nutcracker with the kids! And all the other fun things we do!
My faviorte family tradition is watching my wife decorate the tree!
Going to church on Christmas Eve and coming home and eating a big meal and opening presents with the family!
I love making divinity with my daughter. So fun and yummy!
The first year my wife and I dated I found myself laid off and broke around Christmas. On Dec. 24th I was walking through Albertsons in Walla Walla (the only store open) with $5.00 and some change in my pocket trying to figure out what I could get her for a present. BUT, I had listened to what she liked! I knew she liked troll dolls, and I spoted two for .50 cents each. Then I saw a cookie tin for a dollar. Winds of a brainstorm were begining to blow! I looked down the isle and saw a display for Hersheys Kisses, HER FAVORITE CANDY! I bought what I could of the candy, got the trolls and the tin. At home I filled the tin with Kisses, and put the trolls in the tin also. Then I wrote a note saying Hugs and Kisses were all these trolls and I could afford this year. I wrapped the present the best I could and gave it to her Christmas morning. SHE LOVED IT! And every year since I have always given a new troll doll and some Hersheys Kisses as one of her presents. We started our own tradition! Oh, by the way, we will celabrate out 17th weeding anniversary next July. Merry Christmas Everyone.
Spending the day enjoying time with the family and having a nice dinner.
We Love to just drive around and look for lights and decorations! Best time of the year :D
It use to be the big family get togethers, but our family has shrunk over the years with the passing of parents, etc.
We are starting new traditions like driving around looking at the Christmas lights and making cookies and giving them away.
My favorite tradition is a fairly new one, my family and I get together with the adults and kiddos and go shopping for things to go into Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. With lists in hand and kiddos in tow, the kids pick out the stuff for the boxes. Back to the house to put the boxes together, while eating cookies and listening to Christmas music!
Our family does a shake box present … one present under the tree that we are allowed to shake. If we guess what it is, we get a prize! And the shaker present .. but usually that’s kind of a gag gift.
For the last ten years now, every Christmas Eve, our family gets together & orders take-away from Chinese Gardens in Pasco, set up the spread at home and after we eat, we open presents.
It’s stories like troll guy that makes it the best time of year
I would love to win this basket!
Christmas Eve at Gramma’s house. And now with my son, setting everything up and then seeing his face in the morning of Christmas Day.
My favorite Christmas tradtion is Christmas Eve at my grandma’s house. The family gathers, and opens presents then eats snack foods until it’s time to go home to sleep so Santa can come.
having the full feast & having family come in from out of town and ofcourse taking pictures like crazy and ending it with a nice movie and hot cocoa!
My Favorite tradition is putting up a small branch decorated in remembrance of when it was just me and my father and we didn’t have much to decorate with or to gift each other. He was gone late and I cut a branch off of our tree outside and put small plastic decorations on it that I got from the dollar store. When he got home, he woke me and thanked me with a hug. Been doing that ‘Tree’ ever since.
Spending time with family… Some family members I only get to.see them once a year and its always fun and special seeing them.. Make sure u always be thankful for ur family, merry Christmas everyone…
We love to put together a gingerbread house and put up the tree reminiscing over ornaments ;)
Our family loves to have enchiladas on Christmas day. It’s not a normal Christmas day meal but we really look forward to it!
watching the grandbabies open their gifts and then having family dinner
Our favorite family tradition is to leave santa cookies and milk and his raindeer carrots…and finding the nibble marks on them…smile..Have a VERY Merry Christmas…God bless you all…xoxo
spending time with friends and family.
to spend time with family and friends.
Watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!
I love doing the advent calendar with my kids!
Our new Christmas tradition started last year when I forgot more than half of the ingredients for Christmas dinner. We went out for Chinese food like the family in “A Christmas Story.” We enjoyed it so much, we plan to do it again this year!
Love getting the dogs dressed up in their Christmas duds and taking a “family” photo. :)
Watching National Lampoons Christmas vacation together as a family.
Going out to collect a Yule log to burn in the fireplace. And watching my daughter and loved ones open their gifts.
Stockings….My parents did them for us as children and we still carry it on. We still get stockings as adults.
Our favorite tradition is to rock out to Christmas tunes, while decorating the tree and drinking hot cocoa in our Santa Hat’s… Then we take an ANNUAL picture, each year we add a new picture to the tree of us in our Santa Hats!! Love having the picture of us each year!
Fav Christmas tradition is the “buffet and gifts” we do that eve.
our family tradition is to have dinner bake with the family and then church.
We go as a family to get our tree and make homemade chocolate pudding while we decorate!
Every year my husband and ourbthree children do a 1,000 piece puzzle. The rule is everyone helps and all three kidsbare there for the last piece. We then get puzzle glue to glue it together and hang it on our wall. It’s neat to be able to see the puzzles we did together as a family hanging in our living room each time you walk in there!
driving around to see all the beautiful lights, and then prayers for our freedom and thankful for what we have…
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