Our Favorite Christmas Traditions

I'm sure you have heard me say it before, but I truly believe that family traditions and rituals are the building blocks of childhood memories.  I have blogged about many of our Christmas traditions, but I thought it might be helpful to share a collection of my top five Christmas traditions.  

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1)  The Polar Express - mini van edition.  Seriously fun!

2)  Elf on the Shelf - our elf antics are nice... not naughty.

3)  Letter Writing to Santa Party/Fundraiser - our way of giving back during the holiday season.

4)  The Tree - the five things we do every year.

5) Christmas Eve - the five traditions that make Christmas Eve the most special day of the year.

And of course, we bake cookies, build gingerbread houses, listen to Christmas carols, go carolling, and watch our favorite Christmas specials.

Are holiday specials part of your Christmas celebration?  What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. We are starting a new tradition this year! So excited about it also. Since our family is growing and funds keep getting tighter every year we are doing an ornament exchange!!! We want to keep all the fun, lessen the stress and teach the children that being together, laughter, goodies, lights & decorations are what's important. Rather than do the 'white elephant' type game and so that the little people don't have hard feelings over someone taking their present.... We are going to pick a Christmas book and agree on one word ahead of time. Everyone sits with their wrapped ornament and when the 'special' word is read in the story, everyone passes their package one person to the right....this continues every time the 'special' word is read. At the end of the book everyone opens their new ornaments!!! Fun, huh? :0)


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