Gift giving is probably the most well known of all Christmas traditions in both Eastern and Western cultures. Moms and Dads have the opportunity to share with their children important truths about giving during their family’s Christmas celebration. While a good deal of focus will be placed upon purchasing safe, fun, and educational children’s toys, parents may also take this time to let children experience the joy of giving to others.
So many memories are represented on our tree that it has become a monument to our lives together read more
Roasting Chestnuts at Christmas is a wonderful family tradition. Not only are they tasty but chestnuts are nutritious. read more
I remember when I was growing up my aunt would always have those crackers (the ones that have the little gift inside them, along with a paper hat) at each place setting on the table. I used to love them. They had the pull things on either side of them and make a pop noise when pulled. Trying to think of the proper name for these.
The more I think of it, the more I realize we were truly blessed as children. My parents were not rich in the financial sense. They were rich with love for all of their children. They reminded us of their love for us during the Christmas holidays.
I am very tired of the same 5 or 6 Christmas songs played 24 hours a day during December each year. Here are a few interesting places that provide songs that express sincere sentiments while offering high quality music and lyrics in a jaw-dropping background. read more
Christmas is a great time to enjoy old traditions and even consider establishing new ones. Some traditions start by accident, and you don't even realize they are a tradition until someone says, "but what about "such and such" tradition? Then you... read more
There are many holiday traditions in many families. This one is simple, and based on the togetherness of family, and devoid of any external trappings of a religious nature. This tradition emphasises a moment of quiet reflection. read more
Christmas traditions from the Black Forest in Germany have stood the test of time thanks to a man who valued his culture. He now shares his memories with his own family in Australia. read more
Can't wait to hear mass for the 9-consecutive pre-dawn sermons regarding the Gospels for Christmas season. Are you ready to complete those set of masses? read more
My daughter's tradition is to make Happy Birthday Jesus cupcakes. It helps teach her that Christmas is about the birth of our Savior. These cupcakes truly seem to bless people when they receive one. read more
World War 2 in Minnesota had lighter moments around Christmas. Harmless practical jokes seemed to be a favorite of my fathers. This particular joke centered on the rationing. read more
Besides the gift giving, my parents always keep an oranament or two for me to hang up when i get home for the holidays.
One of the traditions in The Baltimore area is to go to downtown Baltimore and see the Hampden Christmas Lights. On 34th Street in downtown Baltimore there is an entire street of row homes that make the most beautiful Christmas display I have ever seen. Each row house decorates. It is probably the most beautiful Christmas light display anywhere in Baltimore read more
Stir-up Sunday is just one of many English Christmas traditions surrounding the Christmas Pudding. Find out more about the traditions, folklore and history of the English Christmas Pudding. read more
Christmas traditions can vary, but my memories of Christmas was quite different from the families around us. It was all about reciting poems, singing Christmas carols, and eating homemade goodies before opening any gifts! read more
For it is in giving that we receive- Francis of Assisi
Many of life's precious gifts are birthed. Christmas is grace demonstrated with the babe Jesus born in a lowly manger. There are traditions carved by time, cultures, religious beliefs, and by... read more
I have not had much for Holiday traditions when I was a child. But now that I am married my wife has brought in her own traditions!
Every year we attend the Miracle on 34th Holiday parade in Lubbock, TX. My being a bus driver we would also barrow a bus and drive around Lubbock and look at all the Christmas lights.
Lubbock also has SantaLand, which we make a point to see every year! The kids get to see Santa Claus, and see the giant Christmas tree that the City od Lubbock puts up every year.
On Christmas Eve my wifes family, and all the grandchildren sleep at the same house (which gets rather crowded) so we all can open Chriistmas gifts together! If it is possible the women of the family try to get the men the same pajamahs just to wear on Christmas morning.
This hub describes how people generally celebrate Christmas. It usually involves exchanging Christmas gifts, Christmas Eve dinner, reading Christmas stories, singing Christmas carols, sending Christmas cards and putting up a Christmas tree and other Christmas decors. read more
African Christianity is much more than a curious phenomenon in that exotic part of the world. Its beginnings and African Christmas family traditions have become a theme of interest to many – highly educated researchers, missionaries, aid organizations or simple, ordinary man. African Christmas foods and presents are something to think about and share with family and friends – they are traditions to follow. read more
My family is big on traditions. We tweak them every once in awhile, add a few new ones here and there, but for the most part, they remain the same. The Christmas season begins in our home around the first of December. That's when we (we being my... read more
The bishop Hill colony is a good place to observe Swedish Christmas customs. It is a good Christmas place to go as they celebrate with the Swedish St. Lucia girls serving cookies and treats. read more
Do you have a family holiday tradition? Special movies, recipes and memories are shared in this hub. read more
CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Celebrating Christmas in the Philippine is probably the longest! When the calendar hits September, it's already Christmas here. It's quite normal to hear christmas carols on the radio, holiday sales etc.
what we also do that is unique to Filipino Catholics is the observation of the "Dawm Masses" or as we locally call "Simbang Gabi". The Holy Mass is celebrated from 16th of December and ends with the Midnight Mass on December 24. This is usually very early in the morning like 4 a.m or early evenings. Most Filipino Catholics attend this as a tradition and as an advent activity.
outside the churches, we would usually enjoy native hot chocolate and the puto bumbong ( a kind of rice cake) that is traditionally prepared in christmas only.
The Simbang Gabi is like a sacrifice too because we have to get up early to attend mass.
I can vouch for the early Christmas in the Philippines-- when I went to our son's wedding (early Oct), the airport was playing Christmas carols, it was blazing hot outside, and there was a competition, seemingly, between Halloween & Xmas in the M
every Christmas comes I and all of my family visit my grandma house just for spend time together.
An author remembers the Christmas of her childhood, when they gave a present to Jesus, and read the Christmas story. Learn from her memories some ideas for keeping the Christ in Christmas. read more
Each year the children buy a Christmas ornament at the local Santa Claus shop. Outside lights are set up at the house and the family tree decorated with tinsel. Over the course of two weeks, up to Christmas Eve, gifts are gradually placed under the tree. And, of course, the stockings are hung by the chimney with care.
Christmas Tradition: Caroling in Small Towns and Big Cities
As kids, we used to go caroling around our little town to raise some funds for some humanitarian project. Now that we live in the city and I have kids of my own, they also go caroling to raise funds for some humanitarian projects. The carols have not changed much but the way caroling is conducted differs in small towns and big cities.
here is my hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-Tradi … -Countries
Cyber Monday sales encourage Christmas Shoppers to use the Internet to finish their shopping. This helps shut-in that find it difficult to get out to the mall or local shopping district and is convenient to many other people as well. Some of of the best deals are found online read more
Our family Christmas tradition was to never have two Christmas's alike, not intentionally. We are not big Christmas people as for the gifts and such. Be we always enjoy how others celebrate it.
A German Immigrant who came here before WWII faced hardship, lose of her husband, and raising of several children read more
We started a few traditions when our children were very young. On the evening that we decorate the tree together, we always have crackers and cheese and drink eggnog. On Christmas Eve, before heading off to bed, we enjoy turning off all the lights except the tree lights and some candles, then singing "Silent Night" together. And on Christmas morning, before opening any gifts, my husband reads aloud the Christmas story from Luke chapter 2.
Each Christmas season, my family would bundle up in our warmest winter clothing and climb into the family station wagon. This ritual always took place just before the sun began its winter descent behind the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. read more
Chrtistmas in Jamaica is not much different from other countries that celebrate Christmas, except the fact it has its own flavor based on the Jamaican culture. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm, is the most festive time of the year and the most... read more
As a kid in the 70's, our Christmas traditions were similar to that of many in our neighborhood. The only exception was we had birthday cake for dessert on the actual day. We, like the other kids, looked forward to the Sears Christmas catalog... read more
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