Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Okay, so I admit for the first time online for everyone on the internet to see, I’m not a big fan of the holidays. Each one has a wonderful reason behind the special day but I’m not into the whole “going crazy because it’s Christmas” frame of mind. I don’t shop for Black Friday and even though I have to, I don’t prefer to shop for anything at all (not even toilet paper!) during the last few months of the year because the crazy zany people out there. Over the last several years I’ve let the kids put the tree up a few days before Christmas and then it comes down the day after. We don’t decorate the outside of the house at all. My kids say I have a ‘bah-humbug’ attitude toward the holidays.
Our traditions for Christmas has always been pizza on Christmas Eve and then taking a trip around the city for some Christmas lights. We also open our presents on that night so the kids can play with their new toys and the following day seems a bit less overwhelming. We decorate a gingerbread house every year as well. Christmas morning is filled with family and food.
This year seems to be different though. While I’ve always skipped the holiday section of the store, I’m drawn to it this year for some reason. I’ve stopped by the brightly colored aisles to gawk at the pretty ornaments every single time I’ve stepped foot into the store. I’m looking forward to Glendale Glitters light display and Christmas performances. Even holiday themed novels are grabbing at my attention. I think my ‘bah-humbug” attitude is slowly changing. I’ve even thought about attending Black Friday! Gasp.
Tell me about your holiday traditions!
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