12.24.2009

Christmas Eve Traditions

I am currently on a plane headed to Colorado for the Holiday. I'm saving my vacation time and thus am not taking a single second off of work. So here I am headed east to land myself in the glorious Rocky Mountains for three days of snowy winter wonderland, not a moment too early.

I love Christmas Eve. Growing up I spent every Christmas with my Dad in Michigan, and we always had such fun and quirky traditions.

Such as: After going to the candlelight Christmas Eve service at church, we always went to Burger King.

Not exactly the classiest of places to spend Christmas Eve, but this was tradition with my Step-mom and her girls long before she met my dad, and reportedly they went to Burger King following the service every year since it was the only thing in their town open that late on Christmas Eve. Anyways, it become tradition, and so still to this day, even with many more options now available, they still go there. I'm not sure what I would eat if I went there today. Maybe a salad? Hold the croutons, chicken and dressing?

What, if any, quirky or non-traditional Christmas or Holiday traditions do you have?

This year, my brother and I will be back in Colorado with my mom and Leila. I don't know yet what we will be doing for dinner tonight. For Christmas dinner, we have decided to skip the traditional fare and just make our favorites instead. This makes me very happy as not only do I feel like Thanksgiving was just yesterday, but it's so rare that I get to have my mom to make me my favorite dinner!

I am so excited to see and smell the snow tonight, cuddle up with my puppy and spend the night trying to go to sleep, knowing that in the morning, Santa will have come.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, whatever you might be doing and wherever you might be.



10 comments :

  1. Merry Christmas Erin... enjoy your vacation! Big hugs from Manila.

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  2. Erin, have such a wonderful time and most of all enjoy!

    Merry Christmas girl!

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  3. Ahhhh...have fun girl! :) I so need to move back to the US in order to get those cookies. LOL ;) Na, I'm making my own. Almost the same. ;)

    Have an absolutely awesome time!!

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  4. Merry Xmas Erin and I didnt know you were going to CO so HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I know you're not a native So CAl'er. That makes two of us, but gosh how I love it so. At any rate, enjoy the snow, your family, and the magic of the season :)
    love
    averie

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  5. My brother & I race to be the first to call each other at 9 PM and sing "December 24th, 9 PM, Eastern Standard Time..." We've been doing this since 1996. (It's from RENT, in case you didn't know!)

    Cody & I have a new tradition. We used to open all our presents Christmas morning in our house and his family opened all their presents on Christmas Eve (saving Santa's for the morning). To compromise, we now open ONE present on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning. :)

    I love that you go to Burger King. It's pretty much my favorite!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, love!

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  6. I'm so glad you're going home!!! I hear ya about the vacation days... do yours roll over?

    Things are a little different now that Ari comes to Christmas with us, but every Christmas Eve we watch 1-2 holiday movies (Christmas Vacation, The Santa Claus, A Christmas Story and ALWAYS the original A Christmas Carol with Allistair Sims). We eat and read The Polar Express aloud by candlelight... not sure how that one got started, but I love it!

    Merry Christmas, Erin!

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  7. Here's the linkback and Thanks Again Erin!

    http://alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/12/blogger-award-zevia-and-merry-christmas.html

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  8. Merry Christmas Eve to you! Have wonderful holidays and enjoy the traditions of the season!

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