20 Traditions to Celebrate Christmas

December 20, 2012 — 1 Comment

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Traditions change over the years but they always stay near and dear to our hearts.  Here are 20 Christmas tradition ideas:

  1. Listen to Christmas music every day throughout the season.
  2. Shop!  Although, this would NOT make my husband’s list of favorite traditions.
  3. Sled – if there’s snow.  Or go grass sledding.
  4. Make hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies while cuddling on the couch.
  5. Eat Christmas goodies.  Lots and lots of Christmas goodies!
  6. Drive through a local light display.
  7. Volunteer as a family at a local soup kitchen.
  8. Leave an anonymous gift on a neighbor’s doorstep on the night of Dec. 5 for Saint Nicholas Eve.
  9. Open one gift on Christmas Eve.
  10. Play family board games Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  11. Give each child a new ornament every year.
  12. Read The Polar Express and Twas the Night Before Christmas as a family.
  13. Track Santa at http://www.noradsanta.org/en/
  14. Christmas Eve slumber party.  Allow the kids to sleep in one room together.
  15. Leave cookies and milk for Santa and scatter magic reindeer food.
  16. Attend a Christmas Eve service.  My favorite tradition growing up was the 11:00 pm candlelight service at church.  Beautiful Christmas music, the Christmas story, and sharing it with family and friends.
  17. Read the Christmas story from the bible in Luke 2.
  18. Share a candlelight Christmas dinner.
  19. Enjoy cake and ice cream to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
  20. Blow out a birthday candle and sing happy birthday to Jesus.

What would you add to the list?

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©2012 Connie Davis Johnson

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