Holiday Traditions~Do U Have Any?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickens4jojo, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    What do you do for your family traditions during the holidays?

    I am hoping to start some new ones this year, mainly by trying not to emphasize the commercial aspect of the holidays which have become so overwhelming for our family/budget at times~~Oh the Pressure!

    I would love to hear your suggestions..... [​IMG]

  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    This is our only tradition that I can think of:

    I always accidentally burn the marshmallows on our sweet potato-marshmallow dish.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We always burn the rolls.
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    LOL [​IMG]

  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I mean ALWAYS! It isn't Thanksgiving or Christmas without burnt rolls. My great-great grandma's fudge is also something we cannot lvie without.
  6. Ginger Chic

    Ginger Chic Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Northeast Georgia
    Every year on Thanksgiving morning we all rise early, grab a cup of coffee (milk for the kids) and head out to the Annual Family plus In-Law Squirrell Shoot. My parents live in the historic area of town in a victorian home surrounded by oaks and pecans. The squirrels are a total nuisance as anyone with this problem will agree. It is our job every year to make the next more squirrel free. A good time is had by all and my parents may hang on to their sanity for one more year.
  7. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Food, friends and family!
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008

  8. Rosalind

    Rosalind Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    1. Gossip privately about the dry-as-sand turkey my grandmother makes, because she's too scared of germs to make a properly juicy turkey.

    2. Listen patiently while hypochondriac relatives bemoan their always-impending-but-never-arriving doom.

    3. Yell across the kitchen about whether or not the gravy "needs sieved." Meanwhile, gravy burns and no one gets any.

    4. Roll eyes at the gifts they don't like and complain about people being cheap/lazy. Seriously, I get them all honorary charity donations because of this.

    5. Make snide comments about others' sartorial choices, then somehow relate this to genetics, as in, "Melissa's got on quite a...uh...a feminine blouse on there, I'm sure she gets her bosom from YOUR side."

    6. Threaten to paddle the children, no matter what they are doing.

    7. Ask every female in the room, regardless of age or marital status, if she is pregnant yet, then demand to know why not. Bonus points for throwing a "respect your elders young lady" fit when told, "none of your business."

    8. At least one uncle must get drunk and tell dirty jokes. Again, there are bonus points for having young children in earshot and able to repeat the jokes for the edification of their 4th grade class. One uncle, an artist, prefers to draw pictures in his sketchbook of naked ladies and show them to everyone.

    9. Loud Argument: This can be over politics, religion, sports, who showed up or did not show up, who helped set up the folding chairs (an astonishing two-hour long rant came from that), who is a Bad Woman (this can take many forms: bad wife, bad mother, bad daughter, bad sister, but men in my family are reckoned above reproach).

    10. This year, we have a new addition: My grandparents moved to a nursing home, which somehow my grandmother interprets to mean that she does not have to actually dress herself at any time or for any reason, despite being perfectly capable of doing so at any time, without assistance--such as in the event that you offer to take her shopping. Now, the new tradition is taking bets on whether or not she will be naked or simply in her undies when she answers the apartment door, and drawing straws for who has to bully her into the bathroom and make her get dressed. My aunt Polly lost the last bet.

    Feel free to adapt any of these for your own use. [​IMG]
  9. Well, I'm nineteen, my sister is eighteen, and my halfbrother is thirteen, but every year we still leave out cookies and milk for Santa~

    We get new pajamas every year, the one present we get to open on Christmas Eve, and wear them that night~

  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    when we were growing up one of our Traditions was to choose one gift to open on Christmas Eve.

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