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What are your Christmas traditions?

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I’m always really interested to learn how other people celebrate Christmas. The build up for some people is massive and for others it is ‘just another day’. Each to their own, and all that!

In the spirit of being festive I have spoke to a load of lovely bloggers to find out about their Christmas traditions. I’m going to be sharing a number of different Christmas traditions with you – I hope I give somebody some inspiration!

Thomas standing by a Christmas light up scene in a garden centre

Christmas Traditions

New Christmas pyjamas for the kids. We’ve made it a tradition now. (I say we, it’s all me!) – Pink Pear Bear

A letter to Father Christmas – Real Mum Review

Every year we visit a beautiful local garden centre and choose one new bauble each, our tree might be mismatched but we love this tradition – Adventures In Websterland

I love making popcorn garlands (they can be put outside for the birds too) to hang on the tree – Mummy & Moose

We always go ice skating! So many lovely rinks to choose from in London, but Somerset House is our favourite. – Truly Madly Kids

Our favourite tradition is ‘Christmas tree day’. My son’s birthday is 23rd December so we don’t do Christmas Eve boxes but on the 1st we put up the tree and have a festive breakfast, everyone gets a box with Xmas clothes, PJS, books, toys and treats for the festive season – and advent calendars. Then we play Christmas music and dress up in Xmas clothes to put up the tree. When the house is decorated we all cuddle up to watch the Polar Express with a hot chocolate. – Nomipalony

We collect a new Christmas tree decoration that summarizes the year – Adventures of Adam

We always head off ‘on a quest to find snow’ the evening that the kids break up for their Christmas Hols … we load the dogs, children and luggage in the car, drive through the EuroTunnel and head for the Alps, or Black Forest – somewhere with Christmas markets, and enough snow to make a snowman. Then we return home in time for Christmas Eve … we always watch Polar Express in our PJs, drink hot chocolate, wear new PJs and slippers, and cuddle up under cosy blankets. Then we send them to bed and we get the port out! – Kidz Cruises

A hanging reindeer Christmas tree ornament with text overlay that says 10 ways to save for Christmas

I have really enjoyed hearing about lots of different Christmas traditions. For me, it would have to be placing the star on top of the Christmas tree with my husband. We listen to our Top 10 Christmas songs and it always feels so festive and special.

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Sunday 24th of December 2017

As I am from the Caribbean (the land of Usain Bolt), I love to carry on with some of my cultural traditions. These include making the traditional Christmas drink called Sorrell, making a Jamaican fruit cake, putting up the tree traditionally on December 1 and being all together with my twin sister and her family (we take turns to host Christmas). We choose two colours that we use to decorate the house and the tree each year. This year it was red and gold. We also ensure that our kids who are sometimes picky eaters, get a lovely breakfast which they must finish eating before they begin opening pressies. They don't particularly like this rule but they have gotten used to it now, lol. We always say a special prayer of thanksgiving and we also spend some time on video call to friends and family all over the world. Then there is the feast to prepare which includes oxtail, curried goat, roast beef, and chicken. No, we don't do turkey.


Friday 16th of December 2016

Sounds so lovely - I can't wait to experience that with my daughter this year!

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