Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Traditions

We bake cookies on Christmas eve and go to the dairy to buy chocolate milk or egg nog for Santa. After lunch, we do a Birthday Party for Jesus, along with a cake. After dinner we let the kids open their gifts from us & each other, since Christmas Day is mostly spent away from home. They always get a new pair of pj's for Christmas:) Then right before bed it's hot cocoa, The Christmas Story and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. They go to bed early, just in case Santa gets here early.

Every Christmas morning, we open the back door, then ring sleigh bells (that the kids don't even know we have...we keep them hidden) and dh says in Santa voice Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas and slams the door. That brings them running in:) We let them see what Santa has brought and then they open their stockings. After that, we go to gmil's for Breakfast. We come home for my mom to visit for lunch, then we all take a short nap. That evening, we will go to mil's for dinner.

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