I just heard the funniest story, and it made me wonder how many more are out there. I'd love to hear what bizarre tradition you have heard of for the holiday season.
My son said he heard of a family who had a tradition that, during the month of December, every time the children did a good deed they would receive a piece of straw. On Christmas Eve they'd combine their little pieces of straw they'd been rewarded with and make a bed for the baby Jesus.
I guess that's kind of cute, unless the kids were bad. I suppose the baby Jesus would then sleep on a cold bare floor and the kids would suffer the horror and embarrassment that it was their fault. Probably traumatized them for life. Nothing beats religious guilt, but I thought it was hilarious. (I'm not a monster, I assume the story isn't true)
Has anyone else heard any funny stories about possibly well meaning, but ill advised family holiday traditions?
Last Christmas a co-worker told me that in her family they tell all the kids that their presents are from Jesus. I thought it was odd but to each their own. I mean it's kind of the same results as if they think Santa gave them presents so not a big difference.
Lol. It also makes me wonder about the fact that when kids grow up they learn it wasn't Santa it was their parents. So they find out Santa doesn't exist. When they learn that it wasn't Jesus it was their parents what happens to Jesus?
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My family has a tradition that whoever says "Christmas Eve Gift" first on Christmas Eve gets an extra Christmas gift. The friendly competition has been at times hilarious. What are some of your fun traditions?