Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Traditions!

Since I love love love Christmas, I have decided to play along with Aly and Molly's Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Challenge!

The first one is about favorite... CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS. I, and my family, are pretty big on traditions. My cousins and I are hardcore fanatics of keeping tradition alive even if are ever expanding family has to find a place to fit 27 people at Thanksgiving dinner. We love being able to spend holidays together and since we’re a little crazy, like to have a few wacky traditions to go along with it.

Some are our traditions are small. The gals in my family take a trip to Maine to visit the outlet stores. I have my sister/bro in law, niece, and nephew over to make cookies every year. My sister and I... even if we’re in our 20’s and 30’s each get one present on Christmas Eve.... and it’s always pajamas! I love these.

But that’s where the traditional traditions end in my family and from there on out... we’re a little bit wacky.

Our wackiest tradition... although it has only been a tradition for about 5 years ago developed when my cousins and I decided that when we have Christmas dinner at my parent’s house on Christmas night... we are tired! The stress of the holidays catches up to us and we just want to relax and enjoy eachother’s company. We decided that we DIDN’T need to impress each other and we didn’t WANT to dress up... we wanted to be comfortable. So, we did what any normal group of people of cousins in their 20’s and 30’s would do... we decided to wear pajamas! By the next Christmas, the uncles/aunts/and parents agreed and started to wear their pajamas too! The Christmas night pajama party was born, and it is SO nice. I love it.


We didn’t stop there though... although I can’t remember how it came about, the very next year after we started wearing pajamas, we decided it would be funny if everyone wore a crazy hat. I guess you can’t say we don’t have spirit! For whatever reason, everyone thought this was a great idea. Thus, the crazy hat pajama party Christmas day was born!


This year we are ramping it up a notch and making it a MAKE YOUR OWN crazy hat pajama party... I can’t wait to share the pictures!

1 comment:

  1. I love all the hats! Looks like you are going to have a FUN Christmas!