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"When my husband and I got married, I was the queen of stressing out over Christmas parties. Our first Christmas together I decided that I was going to throw a party for his co-workers, and I promise you that I cooked for about six days." BooMama.
"This is an annual event that marks the official start of the Christmas season in our neighborhood. Mr. Chris is well known for his extravagant Christmas decorations. Our quiet little street becomes a major thorough-fare during the holidays, as people from far and wide come to see his house. And we have front row seats every year." FiddleDeeDee.
"My daughter was born premature on December 29, 1998. She weighed just 2.5 pounds and because she was so fragile, I wasn't able to hold her in my arms until she was off her respirator two days later. It was New Year's Eve. When I held her that afternoon, I knew the holiday would forever be linked with an amazing memory of cradling my baby for the first time." Momo's Fali.
"While having breakfast this past Sunday, I quickly realized how soon Thanksgiving is coming. Why would I think of Thanksgiving over breakfast you ask? Instead of Thanksgiving dinner, I host Thanksgiving breakfast/brunch at my house! And just putting together a breakfast to feed the seven people in my home right now is no small task." Three Duncan Boys.
"We don’t get to have a big Hanukkah shindig every year because we are an interfaith Jewish family surrounded by agnostics and Christians who tend to be all about Christmas. This is understandable. If you haven’t grown up with a Hanukkah tradition (or, like me, had a smallish Hanukkah tradition) it’s easy to shuttle that holiday aside." This Woman's Work.
"This time of the year is my most favorite time of the year. The season of Thanksgiving that runs into Christmas and the New Year fills me joy and deep sense of need to pass on traditions to my children." Home Grown.
"The holidays are upon us. If you're like me, that means your mind is flooded with memories of past Christmases. Something about Christmas brings out the nostalgia in me." Six in the City.
"Since moving to the United States 15 years ago, I have come to appreciate the timing of American Thanksgiving. Landing mere weeks before Christmas, Thanksgiving is the window into the joy, chaos and merriment of the holiday season. With a full day of cooking and eating and three days of quiet family time, Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays." Cookin' Canuck.
"Ten years ago Teacher and I inadvertently started a family tradition – on New Year’s Eve we invited my parents over for pizza and cards. The next year we invited Uncle Jon, Uncle Mike, Aunt Lainie, and their boys for pizza and wings." My Happy Crazy Life.
"Although we never stay up till midnight on New Years Eve, our family parties are the best! Lucky for us we are in Mountain Standard Time, so we can watch the ball drop at 10pm and pretend it’s midnight." Super Healthy Kids.
"Is your family big on holiday traditions? Mine is. And I am fond of many of them, really. Especially the ones we have on Thanksgiving. Christmas Eve is my number ONE favorite night of the year, but Thanksgiving is a close second. It has everything, really...family, fun, tradition and pumpkin pie." Loralee's Looney Tunes.
"Once upon a time, a family that was made up of Jews, Christians, Atheists and Agnostics created a new holiday of sorts and named it Chrismukah. And I can assure you, the Mintz/Martell/Boye/Resudek family was celebrating it far before Seth Cohen made the holiday a household name on The O.C." Cheaper than Therapy.