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
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
I start wrapping anytime from the beginning of Dec to the middle of the month. Depending on what activites we have planned. I usually wait until the kids are in bed before I start wrapping most things. However there a few things I will let my daughter help with.
I start wrapping in November usually. Every year I participate in Operation Christmas Child and I drag everything out to wrap the shoe boxes that have to be turned in before Thanksgiving. It only makes sense to take care of any presents already in hand at that time.
In December usually. If I wrapped them early, I would forget what goes to who, and what the gift was. I like to stay on top of things and know exactly what is going to which person. Plus, there is nothing better than wrapping presents in season. I always listen to Christmas music or watch a Christmas movie while I wrap.
I've got it down to a system of sorts. When I buy a gift I go home and wrap it immediately and put a name tag on it. Take out my journal of gifts and write down what I bought and for who(m). This is throughout the year. Even with all the other holidays in our life (anniversary, birthday, and so on). I guess I'm a little anal about the gift thing.