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Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Five Christmas Traditons

Jan posted this Friday Five: "Christmas traditions vary from family to family and from regions afar. I've been pleased that my oldest son's wife AA loves to be with our family for Christmas, though I don't think we do anything out of the ordinary. It helps that DC has one brother and two sisters to liven up our home.

Since I finally decorated the Christmas tree and have started baking Christmas cookies, I am thinking of Christmas only being one week away.

So for this Friday Five, tell us five things about the traditions in your family. Think of:"
1.traditions you always do
We Celebrate Hannukahah. Since beloved in Jewish and this usually happens right before Christmas, we light the 8 little candles, one more each night. Tonight will be eight plus the shamus (the middle one, the one used to light the rest.
2. traditions you always cook or eat
Cookies have to be in there somewhere...
3. traditions you would like to start
Still looking for a home church for the main event...
4. traditions you would like to discard
Shopping, Office parties. Actually, since I moved my office to Brooklyn, I really like the office party. It was Tuesday and we had a great time! Hmm. Change can happen?
5.anything about your family Christmases
Well our family tradition involved my father drinking more than usual. The good part was my mother baking lots of wonderful cookies.


Purple said...

Glad to hear the new office party was a success. I am all for decorated sugar cookies at Christmas (or any time of the year).

Jan said...

Baking lots of cookies has always been part of my my mother's and my traditions. So glad the office party was better than usually imagined. I'm glad you're lighting the candles together. Sounds nice.

Mompriest said...

My mom baked too, but my MIL really baked up a storm back in the days before Parkinson's...I guess I hadn't realized your office moved to Brooklyn - that's nice and all the more since it seems to be a good place to be!

angela said...

Oh, I'd love to celebrate Hannukah too...I was married first time to a Jewish man and I loved the holidays more than he did having grown up with it all.

What kind of church are you looking for and the main event, is it Christmas?

Sally said...

I'm with you on those traditions to discard....

prayers that you find the right church!

Barbara B. said...

Glad you had a good office party; often they are lame! ;)