Every year our kids wait with bated breath for Dec 24th & 25th. They can’t wait for the traditions of Santa Claus coming and delivering gifts. They always leave him cookies and milk, and a few carrots for his reindeer as well. I do love Christmas but my favorite holiday traditions all happen in the month leading up to Christmas day. Once I have finished my Thanksgiving dinner my attention turns fully to the Christmas season.
My first stop is to a wonderful tree farm in NJ. Along with my husband and children, we pick that perfect tree and all my boys cut it down. I can’t wait to get it home to decorate. Of all the decorations that adorn my home each year, my Christmas decorations are my favorite. From beautiful garland decorated with Red and Gold ornaments, to my beautiful golden reindeer statues, and of course my statuesque Christmas tree decorated with beautiful white lights and ornaments that would impress Martha Stewart. The tree is the true CenterPoint of my decorations.
After my home is beautiful, I love the traditions of making a Gingerbread house each year. I build it but let my little boys decorate it. It looks like a candy and frosting explosion, but I love its Christmas Chaos. That’s part of the fun. Then shortly after the gingerbread house, its chocolate covered pretzel time. We have making these tasty treats for years and the family looks so forward to it. No matter how messy or crazy they are decorated, they are always so delicious.
After all the treats are made I love nothing more than making a cup of tea, (put in a Christmas mug of course) and sitting down with the whole family and watching one of many Christmas movies that we will watch during this month. My favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We all get in our warm Christmas PJs and watch.
Yes, Christmas is only one day or two if you have a big Christmas Eve tradition, but for me the traditions go on and on all month. Its an amazing time of year and I look forward to spending it with my family and friends. Hope you do as well.
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