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
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
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.
It all starts on christmas eve. We play board games, watch Christmas movies, (My fave in the Grinch). But my favorite tradtion on Christmas Eve is looking at Christmas lights with a warm cup of hot cocoa in my hands. When we get back I get to open 1 present.
Then, the next morning we open our stockings. Then we have cinnimon rolls. then after that I pass out the presents to every body. I have so much fun in those two days!!!
I would have to vote 'other' as my favorite Christmas cookies are called Cherry Nuggets. Our family is mostly Swedish, so we celebrate on Christmas Eve. At about 2 in the afternoon about 12 - 15 of us gather at our house for the festivities. We drink punch and glogg while putting out all the dozens of smorgasbord dishes. We eat buffet-style like we've never seen food before! Then, we gather in the living room and sing carols until our voices are exhausted (all of the family are musical, so we sing a long time)! Then, someone does a reading of poetry or other relevant piece, and someone reads the Christmas story from the Bible. Then we take turns passing out gifts, usually one by one. Finally, we end the evening with special coffees and cookies and candies. One year we opened gifts for so long that we had to stop halfway through and have the cookies for strength to continue! No wonder I'm a Christmas freak!
I love all cookies..haha..but my aunt turned me on to the Christmas Hidden Mint cookie. It is my favorite. My mom use to also make a wonderful soft fruit cake cookie that I still am trying to make myself but her recipe was unbelievable.
My favorite cookie for Christmas is one cut with our ancient cookie cutters and decorated by my mother. They look somewhat like a hunchback Santa, but I suspect he is supposed to have a pack on his back or maybe he is carrying a bag. Now I think I'll call Mom and put in an order. Thanks for jumpstarting a memory.
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I love all cakies (excluded marzapane and those made up of chestnuts) but the chocolate is my preferred one and not only to christmas....
In Italy one uses for the festivities of Christmas the "panettone" and "tronchetto" sweet made up of several creams (vanilia and the chocolate) with the shape of a log.
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