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.
My Mom, sisters, sil (s) & I all get together on "candy day" at my Moms & bake. We all make a different kind of candy (or candies) & we divide them up. Such a fun day!!! I give the candy to neighbors, the mail lady, & I bring some in to work.
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.
I did more baking today. I made oatmeal cookies. I froze most of them, but left out some for my husband to try when he came home from work. He told me they were delicious. Now I just have to make my peanut butter blosssom cookies! I feel ahead of schedule!
I decided this year to bake one thing each day until Christmas. I figure this way I will get the job done (I hope) Our family is having a baking exchange this year instead of a gift exchange. Everyone will bring a big basket and enough baking to put something in every-ones and that way you all go home with a nice variety to share with guests.
We will have the usual baking and decorating of the ginger bread houses ( no one wants that tradition to end!)
How do you go about getting your Christmas baking done?
There is a web sight called :TheHappy Cooker.com, where she has 12 days of Christmas Cookies & it's a different cookie recipe for the 1st 12 days that u can bake.
I love to bake but I think I'm gonna attempt to do it slightly different this year. Last year I baked 4 or 5 different cookies; not to mention it was my first year doing ginger bread cookies. Found a great recipe and was really excited about baking them but I never imagined the dough would give me so much trouble. I worked and worked that darn dough and only a few cookies came out nicely the first time. I worked myself in to a frenzy over that dough that night that i finally put it in the fridge over night and came up with a system on how to bake a few at a time so the dough would stay cold enough to roll out properly. It worked and I was able to bake them all up. Everyone said they were really good, so I guess it was worth it but I vowed last year that would be the very first and last time I did ginger bread cookies.
I will doing some baking this weekend and the sometime during the week before Christmas I will do a 2 day bakefest making several differents kinds of cookies, mud squares and orange cranberry muffins. Alot of that will get placed into goody bags and give away as gifts on Christmas Eve.
I made peanut butter blossom cookies this morning, and now I'm officially done baking for christmas. Although I still have to bake a carrot cake to take to my brother in law's house for my husband's family christmas party. I left a couple cookies out for my husband to have tonight, but froze the rest!