Christmas Traditions

As the Christmas season approaches, we all get a little crazy. There is a lot happiness, joy, and stress to go around. The main thing is to strive to enjoy the season. It comes and goes so fast.  There are so many memories to be made.  To make it through the season there are some definite necessities that you need.  We set out to make a list of each other’s holiday must haves, and we realized that we have the same ones!  Right down to the movies we have to watch.  Must be a sister thing…


Since we do a massive family cookie exchange, we need the right cooking gear. 
-An amazing mixer.  Gotta love the KitchenAid Mixer
After powering through 20 dozen cookies it didn’t even break a sweat.
-Plenty of parchment paper. If you do cookies it is a must have. No need to scrape pans between batches. Literally keeps us sane on cookie day.
 Next always melt some chocolate and dip something in it!
Good Christmas tunes are a must.  We have a soft spot for the classics.  You can’t have Christmas with out good ole Bing!  The day after Thanksgiving, you know we’ll be cranking the same mix CD and dancing like crazy women, as we put up our Christmas decorations.
A stack of timeless Christmas books.
A family favorite has always been The Tall Book of Christmas
There are so many stories to love… Luckily we both have a copy!

Watch old cheesy classic movies like White Christmas
It wouldn’t be Christmas without the song and the movie!

Then make sure to squeeze in a little adult fun. Every year we plop down with a big glass of wine to watch Love Actually as we wrap presents.

What are some of the traditions that get you through the Christmas season?

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9 thoughts on “Christmas Traditions

  • Traci Rhoades

    Yes! Your traditions are great ones. Around here, we have a cookie baking day. About the only time of the year I break out my cute apron. I have about three Christmas CDs I must listen to but add new songs each year as well. I love holiday music!! We also do a daily advent reading too. My daughter loves even the smallest of gifts.

  • Donella

    I LOVE hearing about people's Christmas traditions! One of ours is going to the Pioneer Christmas exhibit held at the local museum. They do Christmas carols, old fashioned cider, etc., and you get to explore all the cabins from the 1800s. It's great.

  • Melissande

    You are seriously my sister or something! You literally posted ALL of my favorites! Parchment paper – yes! I also do a big Christmas cookie baking day or should I say days… Bing is my favorite! White Christmas ALSO my favorite! Love Actually a close second after! You seriously just brought on my Christmas fever! 🙂

  • Kae James

    Christmas is coming! Yay! I only like Christmas for decorating. I know weird but I really couldn't care less about presents and things. I just love decorating the house. Lol. I need to come over your cookies look delicious! Our tradition is similar. I usually watch the marathon of a Christmas Story and I mean even single one of them. As if I am seeing it for the first time. Christmas music playing around the house, fireplace on, the aroma of food and bakeries. Oh, I am getting excited now just thinking about it. Can't wait! I'll have to watch Love Actually, I've never seen it.