Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Traditions

Today I am linking up with Holly and talking about my family's Christmas traditions.
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Y'all I cannot even put into words how much I LOVE Christmas!  I think I love the traditions that go along with it just as much.  This year I am super excited as this will be our first Christmas in our new house.

Here are some of our family traditions.

Christmas tree goes up the Friday after Thanksgiving.



Christmas Eve is pretty low-key at our house.  We spend the day just hanging out and getting ready for Christmas Day.  Then we go to church and then drive around looking at Christmas lights afterwards.  {Shout out to all the people who still take the time to decorate your house with lights, The Schraders appreciate you!}



After we return home on Christmas Eve then we start up A Christmas Story movie.  We watch it non-stop through Christmas Day and it never gets old in our house....never. 


Christmas Day both our parents come and we celebrate Christmas and Madelynn's b-day since it is 2 days after Christmas. One day we will throw her a real b-day party but she is fine with this set-up for now.  {Don't worry she doesn't get "short changed", we celebrate her b-day with just us on the 27th.}

What are some Christmas traditions in your family?

Until next time,
Amanda 

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE Holiday traditions! We watch Christmas story non-stop every year, too...Thanks TBS :) We also order Chinese food for Christmas Eve dinner every year & open our stockings first on Christmas morning! Oh, and monkey bread for Christmas morning breakfast! Love it :)

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    1. Monkey bread mmmmmmmmmmm. We don't have cable anymore so we bought the DVD and just play it over and over. Christmas eve dinner is always weird at our house it is more like snacking. Thanks for reading!

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  2. I love driving around to see the Christmas lights out on people's houses! Thank gosh some people get REALLY into it around here still ;-)

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    1. Bless those people! There is a house where we live that has a radio station that you turn to and it is the music that accompanies the light show. Thanks for reading!

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  3. Christmas Traditions are so much fun!

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    1. They are my favorite. Thanks for reading!

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  4. Oh I love Christmas traditions-- we have so many. We're starting a new this year on 12/23-- with a family PJ and board game night with the entire family at our house. Then on Christmas Eve I'm hoping to start a new tradition of going to a shelter or soup kitchen and volunteer as a family. We also like to drive around and look at lights as well.

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    1. I like the idea of Christmas pjs but I am the only one I think would wear them lol. I am trying to add more charitable traditions to my family as well. Thanks for reading!

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  5. I'm like you, Amanda.. I love seeing the lights, just don't like putting them up. :)

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    1. I let the hubby take care of the outside lights. It is on his "honey-do" list this weekend! Thanks for reading and hosting the link up!

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