Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Countdown to Christmas, day 21

So Kailana (The Written Word) and I are teaming up again...this time to celebrate CHRISTMAS. 25 days of answering questions! You are definitely welcome to join in on the fun!

Christmas Eve traditions...

Old Christmas Eve traditions
  • last minute shopping
  • eating out for lunch with family 
  • getting together with Mom's side of the family
  • drinking hot cocoa. Tip: never drink hot cocoa through a straw. (I'll never forget that Christmas Eve.)
  • last, last, last second wrapping
  • baking cookies 
  • listening to Charlie Brown Christmas (Vince Guaraldi Trio)
  • trying to find some place--any place--that is open for dinner
  • giving up and getting deli rotisserie chicken from Kroger
  • OR giving up and eating eggs and pancakes for dinner
  • watching Muppet Christmas Carol
  • READING 

New Christmas Eve traditions
  • last, last, last second wrapping
  • eating healthy at home all three meals
  • watching Muppet Christmas Carol
  • reading


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1 comments:

Kailana 8:06 AM  

yeah, we do not bother trying to eat out on Christmas Eve. We usually go to my mother's for the evening and there is free food. lol

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