Tommorow is…..

December 24, 2008 at 5:50 am (Family)

CHRISTMAS EVE. I can’t wait. We have some family traditions. They are cheesy.

1. We sing to the Christmas tree; not to each other, not just to sing; we sing to the tree.

2. We read Luke Chapter 2

3.We have roast, mashed potatoes and pie.

4. We watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

5. We open Christmas presents on Christmas  Eve.

6. We go look at lights.

7. We always get candy canes with m&ms (GROSS).

8. Someone almost every year gets sad because they don’t get what they wanted.

9. We always get a real tree. (But this year, for the first time ever, we had to get a freaking fake one. I am not a fan of this.)

10. My dad goes out every Christmas Eve to get more stocking stuffers and other presents.

11. We always go to a Christmas Eve Service at church.

12. We play games.

13. We always draw names  who we are going to get a presents for.

14. We stay here for Christmas.

15. We tell everyone what we are grateful for.

16. We wear PJ’s all day.

17. We almost always know what we got ahead of time.

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1 Comment

  1. Grandma said,

    Elissa,
    When did you start singing to a tree? This sounds like a pagan practice as they worship all of nature. If you are referring to singing Oh Christmas Tree – let me give you a little background. When I was a girl our family used to get together on Christmas eve and sing every Christmas song that we knew. We did that because it made all of us happy and made Christmas eve very special. when my mother was little, they would put the tree in the middle of the room and not only sing but dance around the tree. When your Mom was a kid, we also just sang every song that we knew. Your Grandpa doesn’t like to sing and never knows any of the words – so he started just singing Oh Christmas Tree, same words over and over again. It is so funny. But he isn’t singing to a tree. He is singing about a tree. Why do you sing to a tree?

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