Please Post Your Christmas Traditions Here
When I was little, my "immediate" family was so huge that my grandparents' children decided to draw names instead of everybody trying to buy for everybody else;
you would buy for Papa & Mama (their parents, my grandparents), for your own children, & for the nieces or nephews whose names you drew (if you had 3 children, you drew 3 names, etc).
One year, maybe 1957 or 1958, my Uncle John, tall, blond, handsome, a career Marine, drew my name.
He was stationed in Japan, & he sent me a silk doll dressed in a silk kimono, with fancy pins in her hair.
All the mothers of girls wished that John had drawn their daughter's name!
I still have that doll.
& every year Papa had a huge red & white peppermint candy cane;
that thing must have been 2" around & about a foot long, & he'd make a big production out of unwrapping it & not being able to break off any pieces.
so he'd take it, & us, to the kitchen, & put it on a towel on the old counter top & break it with his hammer.
What Christmas traditions do you remember or keep?
What Christmas memories do you treasure?