What are your Christmas, Chanukkah, or Kwanzai traditions

@winterose (39931)
Canada
December 19, 2009 9:47pm CST
What are your Christmas, Chanukkah, or Kwanzai traditions how do you celebrate these holidays?
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
20 Dec 09
My Christmas traditions are basically the same each year. We put up the tree early, just in case something happens. We decorate around the house, mainly lights and garland on the banister. Then on black Friday I begin our Christmas shopping. I try to get it all done, so I don't have to deal with it anymore. Christmas is a fun holiday, so why waste it on decorating and buying gifts. I love when I give out gifts, the look on their faces is priceless. My husband normally hangs lights outside, but he decided not to do this year. Mainly because he missed the chance when the weather was better. There's always next year.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Dec 09
yep there is always next year that is for sure, happy holidays to you
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Dec 09
My Christmas is for Santa to come to little ones then a big family dinner!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Dec 09
that is great
@GardenGerty (92387)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Dec 09
No consistent traditions here. We make our plans around whatever family can be together and whenever they can be together. I have kept things pretty minimal this year. My daughter is here, and is on her way to Oklahoma. I will go down with her and the family. Husband works tomorrow evening and then will follow us to Oklahoma.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Dec 09
yep I can totally understand, everything is so very different now then it was like 30 years ago.
• Canada
20 Dec 09
Things have changed so much in my family over the years, that it looks like Walker and I are going to end up starting our own traditions. This year we're doing something totally new, and going to a hotel in Toronto for a little mini vacation just to get away from everyone, and everything. The place has a pool, a hot tub, a spa, a restaurant, and all that is left for us to do is PACK! :)
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
20 Dec 09
wow that sounds wonderful, can I come too lol
• United States
24 Dec 09
For Hanukkah I light the candles .I eat things made with oil. For Christmas my family puts up a tree and we eat and exchange presents. I love it when Christmas is a day of Hanukkah. That way my menorah and the Christmas tree are both lit at the same time.
• United States
27 Dec 09
Thanks for the best response.