What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
Putting up my Christmas tree each year at the weekend closest to my birthday.
What about your favorite Christmas memory as a child?
Spending time at Grandma's house.
Favorite Christmas present?
That's easy. A couple of years ago, after my brother had joined the AirForce, we were facing our first Christmas without him. We're a large, close knit family so being without one of our own for the first time at Christmas was going to be tough.
Anyway, my little nephew's birthday is a few days before Christmas and my sister had invited everyone over for his birthday party. We were all waiting for her DH to get home so we could celebrate the little guy's birthday when in walks my little brother, handsome in his dress blues, home for the holiday!! He said that he'd spent all his Christmas money on a plane ticket to come home for Christmas and we all agreed that it was the best Christmas gift we'd ever received!!
Best Christmas morning ever?
That's a tough one. Maybe the time several years ago when my DH and I bought a computer for all of my younger siblings who were still living at home with my mom at the time. We set the computer up on Christmas Eve and set a timer so that the computer would start playing Christmas music at around 6:30 am.
Dh and I got up that morning and made the cold drive across town to mom's to be there when everyone opened gifts. When the music started playing, my mom snapped at my brother to "turn your music off! I've got a headache!" My brother was insisting that he hadn't turned any music on, so mom started really getting onto all the kids to go turn the music off...that she wasn't in the mood to listen to it!
Of course, the kids all followed the sound of the music to the other room where the computer was hidden in the corner under a box! They all went crazy and mom, DH and I couldn't stop laughing!
Any Christmas miracles?
Well, I think my brother coming home for Christmas a couple of years ago was a pretty good Christmas miracle.