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25 November 2012 - 6:16pm

How do you Celebrate Christmas?

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What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

Do you celebrate on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or both?

Do you put up a tree and decorate?

What kind of food is at your tables during those two days?

Do you travel?

This is the first year in the history of our family that we decided everyone over 18 will draw names, and we drew names on Thanksgiving. Our gift exchange will be a little different, and definitely less hectic. We used to get for everyone, and there was so much pressure. I figured drawing names eliminated five to six people off my list, so that will help a little bit.

We used to celebrate both days, but once mom and dad (and now just mom) started going to FL, we started celebrating only on Christmas Eve at my brother's and SIL's house. I used to LOVE having Christmas, but they have six children, so it was easier for me to travel than for them. Christmas Day is usually quiet at our house, as my brothers visit their other sides of the family. I used to have a tradition where I stayed in my pajamas all day on Christmas Day, watching movies and letting the kids play with their toys.

With everyone's working schedules, I am not sure who will be able to join me at my brother's on Christmas Eve, so I will save Christmas Day to celebrate with whoever cannot join me Christmas Eve.

We used to do the huge sit-down meals, but once it was only siblings and children, we decided to do appetizers and tons of sweets, of course.

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27 November 2012 - 7:15pm
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It won't be that merry 'cause we're packing and moving to a nearby location pretty soon. I have not put up any Christmas Tree nor lights. Wish me luck!

Y'all take care.. =^. .^=

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27 November 2012 - 7:16pm
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Ubetcha wrote:

It won't be that merry 'cause we're packing and moving to a nearby location pretty soon. I have not put up any Christmas Tree nor lights. Wish me luck!

Good luck! Smile

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29 November 2012 - 2:33am
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Ubetcha wrote:

It won't be that merry 'cause we're packing and moving to a nearby location pretty soon. I have not put up any Christmas Tree nor lights. Wish me luck!

Good luck on the move. I did this in July and still unpacking boxes.

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24 December 2012 - 4:53pm
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We are heading to my brother's tonight, He has six children, three in college, but it makes for a full house. He lives 90 minutes away, so not too bad. I do miss going to church on Christmas Eve, but now that we moved further away, we can't make it and make it on time to his place.

We will be missing my middle son and his GF this year, but they will join us tomorrow, and oldest son will be at work the entire day tomorrow collecting that holiday pay. So, things are different when they grow up, and I have to be thankful I can see each one, if not all together.

We will open gifts tonight, at my brother's AND when we get home, then exchange the rest tomorrow, plus Santa will fill stockings for ALL tonight, even for the furbabies. lol. Otis LOVES opening his own presents. I told Santy Paws that Otis and Olivia have been good furbabies this year (well, most of the time, lol)

We have appetizers and tons of sweets tonight, then tomorrow it will be just my boys and I and middle son's GF, and although I don't always cook on Christmas Day, I am making ham for them tomorrow.

Happy Holidays, CL Friends! Smile

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