Traditions & MemoriesThis forum area discusses all the time honored traditions of Christmas. From Christmas trees to mistletoe to great fun with Santa these topics bring us together and inspire great celebration year round. We relish learning of Christmas from all parts of the world and sharing unique cultural traditions from all over. Share your ideas and fond memories here!
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
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My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
made mini bundt cakes for teachers last year - apple dapple cake & banana bread. did this in September and froze them all. it was great. Did a "dessert of the month club" for my father - kids & I deliver a homemade dessert the 25th of every month. And for my FIL I made a breakfast basket with some homemade oatmeal packets, flapjack mix, syrup, a little ham, and some homemade jelly. he loved it and asked for the flapjack recipe.
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It depends for me. One year I made a quilt for my boyfriend with pictures of his car on it. Sometimes I make Christmassy earings for the women in my family but my mom usually does that and I don't want to steal her thunder. I do love to buy gifts for people, but as a poor college kid, it can get to be too much and I end up making something. In the end, I think some people appreciate that I put time into their gifts.
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Every year i make my grandma's a handmade gift (last year it was a scarf, year before that it was a bird house, year before that, a frame) but that's about the extent of my crafty christmas gifts.
I scrapbook like there's no tomorrow, but that's usually just for me.
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I try to and always start out on Dec 26 making something. The year always seems to get away from me tho. I do homemade chocolate and cookies for the guys in my office. One year I made a blanket for my aunt and uncle and I am working on one for my sister and her BF right now.
I love doing them and seeing someone's reaction that you did it just for them.
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Keep the ideas coming...its great to hear new suggestions from people. Last year I made candles and bought wooden matches in boxes and covered the boxes in christmas wrapping paper and ribbons and stuff. They turned out adorable!
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