Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Adam!

Happy Christmas Adam!!
That's right, I said Christmas Adam!
Don't know what Christmas Adam is?
It's a family tradition in my Dear Husband's family.
The night before Christmas Eve is Christmas Adam
(you know, because Adam came before Eve . . ?)

In the past, we hadn't really done much on Christmas Adam, but this year we are having our annual Cousin's Christmas party (another family tradition) on this night.
Maybe we'll start a tradition of Cousin's Christmas on Christmas Adam and call it Cousin's Christmas Adam! Okay, well, that didn't go over (humorously) as well as I had planned.

One other family tradition we have is the annual Gag Gift giving at my parents house on Christmas Eve. We'd always done gag gifts (usually it was only one of us being the recipient every year), but when I got married and we had to figure out all these Christmas celebrations, Christmas Eve became my parents' night. And we have the BEST time.

We go to the traditional Christmas Eve candle lighting service. THEN we eat Non-Traditional Christmas food (no turkey or dressing or ham HERE - more like shrimp and lamb or steak). Play Non-Traditional Christmas games (have you ever played In A Pickle or Smart Ass? FUN!) and, of course we give Non-Traditional Christmas gifts - for example, gifts of the past have included:

A water gun
Silly hats
Fun card games
Silly bubble bath
Humor books
Bathroom books
A singing catfish that drove everyone batty

I wonder what we're getting this year?

We have so much fun with each other and enjoy every second. It's all about family, and that's what's important this time of year.

If you don't have any fun, Non-Traditional Christmas traditions yet - let me encourage you make some up this year! If you DO have some, feel free to share in the comments section! I would love to hear some of YOUR traditions!!

Blessings to you all!!

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