25 Days of Christmas (12)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Yeah I'm an odd person but you'll probably think I'm even weirder after reading this post. 

As I mentioned in some previous posts, my family doesn't really celebrate "Christmas," we just give each other presents on December 25th. I, however, absolutely love the holiday season and one day when I get married and have my own house I'm going to go all out! But for now I'm just going to have to be content with a few Christmas lights here and there and a 4 foot tall tree.

Now along with the Christmas lights and decorations comes all these other traditions like drinking eggnog, buying a Christmasy drink from Starbucks, gingerbread houses, and of course the Christmas dinner. Well, my family just sticks to hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies.

Yes, I have never in my life had eggnog or bought a Christmasy drink from Starbucks. In fact here's a little list of things I've never done around the holidays: 

- Gone Black Friday shopping                            - Baked Christmas cookies (successfully)
- Bought anything from Starbucks                       - Went out and cut down a real Christmas tree
- Drank Eggnog                                                  - Went caroling
- Ate Gingerbread                                              - Went ice skating
- Had an Advent Calendar                                  - Had a Christmas dinner

And those are just a few of the things I haven't done yet, but will definitely do in the future. I guess the thing I like the most about the holiday season is seeing all the traditions. Our family has a simple tradition but we stick to it every year and uphold it, even if it's just setting up the tree a couple days after Thanksgiving and then waiting up until 12 am on Christmas Eve to open presents. I'd love to start some of my own traditions in the future, but for now I'm content with what I have. (:

What are some traditions that you have? Any common Christmasy things you haven't done yet? Let me know in the comments below! (:

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