The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.
I'm sure every family has their own private traditions which they follow at certain times of the day, week, month, or year.
Today I will be sharing with you some of our Christmas traditions.
We always watch The Nutcracker with our parents a little before Christmas, and then either a few days before, or a few days after Christmas, my brother and sister and I watch Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.
If we're not at relatives, an old couple we met about eight years ago come over for Christmas Eve supper.
Here are some pictures of last year:
And these are from 2018:
Then we open our gifts, and Mama reads "The Other Wiseman," by Henry van Dyke.
On Christmas Day, we usually just lounge around and relax. We usually eat lunch about 12:30, and then Mama and Daddy take naps, and us children read our Christmas books, or play with our new toys, until 4:45 or so. Then Mama and Daddy get up, and we sometimes watch those old cartoons (like Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, and Daffy Duck) with Daddy, while Mama gets supper out. We always have cold turkey sandwiches and leftover pie for supper. And then we often go for a drive after dark, and look at all the "Twinky Lights," as we always called them when we were little.
And then we come home, and read some more, and then head for bed!
And that's it for today! Come back tomorrow for the final post!
What are your traditions? Do you have turkey or ham for Christmas dinner? And do you open gifts on Christmas Day or on Christmas Eve?