December 19, 2008

New Traditions

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When our family gets together to celebrate Christmas and open presents, we take turns wearing a Santa hat and handing out presents. We hand out one gift at a time and everyone watches while it's being opened. When the present is opened, that person puts on the hat and reaches under the tree to give away the next present.

A couple years ago Friedel (our "adopted" step mom, of sorts) started a new twist on that tradition when she suggested that each person should sing a Christmas song before opening their present.

We don't have a lot of brave singers in our family, but this has turned out to be a lot of fun, trying to think of something nobody has sung yet, or trying to come up with an obscure song that everyone has forgotten.

Has your family started any new Christmas traditions? Please comment here and share!


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