Giving this a bump! I remember really liking to read all the responses a few years back & now we have so many new people...
The only things that changed on my response is candy day at my Moms is now on a Sunday instead of Tuesday. Still tons of fun & we try to go too or watch a Christmas show when we are done with candy!
Also I don't think I mentioned "cookie day" with my friend & her 3 kids. They come over & we bake & decorate Chrsitmas cookies - usually on a Saturday in December - and we spend the whole day & evening together, usually going out for dinner somewhere. FUN, FUN day!
AND we have started a girls night Christmas house hopping - on a Thursday night in December. There are around 10 girls & we hit about 3 houses per year - changing the houses we go too every year. So fun to see everyone & catch up. The next day at work gets a little long though! Zzzzz...
Oh, and my my neighbor ladies from the lake started a new tradition last year of going to a quaint little town for their Christmas open house weekend. We meet for breakfast on that Saturaday morning & shop the town all morning. Looking forward to it this year already! It's in November - I think the Sat. before Thanksgiving!
Gosh, I can't wait!
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace & goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.