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Favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Eve dinner with my family.

My favorite holiday tradition has always been having dinner with aunts, uncles and cousins at my grandmothers. Then after dinner we would all play bingo and my grandmother would give change to the winners. All my grandparents, my mom, and many of my aunts and uncles have passed on to glory. Everyone else lives so far away, including my own children and grandchildren, that we have not been able to get together in over 20 years, 7 years with my own children. So this time of year is very hard for me. But I am thankful that I love them all dearly, and am able to lift them all up in prayer. I pray they are starting their own family traditions.

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Hanging Christmas Cards on ribbons from the mantle and watching them twirl around.

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We always make Bran Muffins after we open gifts and just sit around and enjoy each others company. We will also relive Christmas’ past and the funny memories.

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Bake rolls for neighbors and friends for Christmas morning.

One of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies for Christmas. I started out making them with my children neices, nephews. Then each yaer I made cookies with my students in Kindergarten, first and second grade. Then with my grandchildren and now with my two great grandsons.

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My favorite holiday tradition is Midnight service at church.

My favorite tradition is baking! I have no family, so I spend the day baking goodies for people in my church. I follow you via email!

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My favorite holiday tradition is making goodies and treats with my boys and delivering them to friends and neighbors. I also love to have cookie exchanges!

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My favorite holiday tradition is to invite someone without family to join us for Thanksgiving day and dinner.

My favorite tradition is that my mom still fills a stocking for me, even though I’m married, living in our own house & expecting our first child! 🙂

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Favorite holiday tradition is our birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve.

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One of our traditions is the hubby and I work together to make monkey bread every Christmas morning. While it is baking in the oven, we open our gifts. Yummm…it’s the only time I make monkey bread.

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My favorite holiday tradition is to have an Open House on Christmas Eve!!

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My daughter and grand daughter always get together and make Christmas cookies.

A tradition we have is my daughter, grand daughter and I always get together and make Christmas cookies. (this is a correction).

My favorite tradition at Christmas is getting together with people that I don’t get to see much during the rest of the year!

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We do Advent every day in December leading up to Christmas and that’s my favorite tradition!

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We always have Christmas and Thanksgiving at my parents still, so we are blessed they are still around. We all do a pot luck so it is easier on my mom. Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time for everyone to bring some great dishes.

My favorite tradition is decorating the tree, especially using the very old ornaments which were from my mother’s first Christmas tree. Only have a few, but they have a place of honor.

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My favorite holiday tradition is the kids opening one gift each on christmas eve

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My favorite holiday tradition is having all my children home and together!

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My favorite holiday tradition is getting together with our extended families and all the preparation before leaving like baking goodies that have been past down from generation to generation. My second favorite holiday tradition is returning to my own home.

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My favorite Christmas tradition is going to church on Christmas Eve. I love the beautiful music and getting to wish all my friends and neighbors a “Merry Christmas”.

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Attending the annual Christmas Eve service at our church, driving around to see all of the Christmas lights, and spending time with family and friends.

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My favorite holiday tradition is when the whole family with all the kids and grown ups gather together and make jokes and enjoy the treats I make for them…

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My favorite tradition is getting together with my mom and sister to have a cooking/baking day before the holidays. Love spending time with them.

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My daughters and I make gift sacks in treat bags with different recipes in a jar in them. Everyone looks forward to what we are going to make each year!

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I always look forward to the advent calendar that my dad buys for me and my twin boys, we all get our own! It’s always fun every morning to open a door and see what shape of chocolate we get!

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My favorite is Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.

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Our favorite tradition is to have a Christmas movie night. We watch several movies & drink hot chocolate in front of a fire. Love Christmas time!

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