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12/6/15 8:48 P

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At my folks home on Christmas morning (after opening presents) we would have a great breakfast of pumpkin pancakes (I didn't eat more than one as I am not a pancake fan), little smokies and eggs.

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12/3/15 10:35 P

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Our family Christmas. A couple of weeks before Christmas Mom would bundle us up and Dad would take us to the farm to get a tree, he would cut it and bring it home. He would up it up and we would string popcorn and Mom would make a snow our of soap. We would hang the lights and the ornaments. As we did not have much money my Dad would get us used bicycles and sleds and he would paint and refinish them for us. Mom would make us some new clothes. We would have a turkey with all the trimmings. Homemade eggnog and pies. Great family time and memories.

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11/29/15 2:42 P

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Growing up, we would open our gifts at home and then have dinner together either at my parents or older siblings. Now, my boyfriend and his girls come over to open presents and have dinner. When my son was little I always bought him a Hot Wheels car (still do sometimes, even though he is in is late 20s).

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11/29/15 10:10 A

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11/28/15 9:19 P

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HI, all - my niece and I had Thanksgiving dinner together at a local restaurant in Alexandria, Va. I started with a large plate of salad and tasted most of the other prepared dishes. I treated myself to a small slice of pumpkin and pecan pie.

In the past my youngest niece cooked for the family. However this year she decided to visit with her daughter and start all new tradition.

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11/28/15 9:10 P

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Bebe, Spark People reaches so many that there are many holiday traditions. Canadians have a Thanksgiving, it is in October I think (do correct me folks if I am wrong). There are so many holidays and I think learning about any and all of them is wonderful so I really meant any and all of them.

I also find that our traditions change with family circumstances, now that I have a married daughter and a son in a serious relationship I find that we have to adapt to meet their new situations. So Thanksgiving dinner has become kind of a buffet, my kids stop by to eat whenever and then they end the evening with us. My husband wants everyone to sit down to dinner together and it makes him unhappy but I love that they all sit around for the evening and we all talk and have pie together.

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11/28/15 7:27 P

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We started years ago to have a picnic on Christmas Eve in the living room. We eat finger foods out of china and the kids drink milk out of the crystal water goblets. Then we watch the Muppets. We are making new traditions for Christmas Day. Not sure what we are going to do. Thinking of having an indoor snowball fight.

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11/28/15 5:33 P

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Chanukah: Our presents would be piled up in the dining room on the table. We would go in during the day to check them out and try to decide which one to open each night! (one a night, for 8 nights). So much fun! Loved lighting the candles. Did the same thing w/my kids when they were little.

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11/28/15 5:20 P

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We celebrated two Christmas'. Christmas Eve we would have Christmas at my nana's place and have a Swedish one. My aunt, uncle and cousins were there and we would all exchange gifts. We would eat ham, pickled herring, ludfisk (which is boiled cod with white sauce) and boiled potatoes. For dessert we would have rice pudding. It was such a wonderful time and I have many memorable memories. First when my nana lived in a house and then moved to a seniors home. Then Christmas with just my family and sometimes Boxing Day we would go to my aunt and uncle's house where my aunt's mom and step dad would be there. Wish I could go back to that time.

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11/28/15 4:32 P

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d holidays I thought you meant Thanksgiving I see you might mean Christmas.

I refer to the season coming up as Christmas and my Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist Jewish and other friends of mixed culture call it that too. Also celebrate with us.

So not sure which holiday you mean.

Happy whatever anyway.
Bebe

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11/28/15 4:00 P

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Cookies and 7 UP. That's right! 7 UP. My dad couldn't drink milk and had us all convinced that Santa couldn't either. And he also seemed to have the inside track on the exact cookies that Santa liked best.

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11/28/15 12:21 P

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11/28/15 11:50 A

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One of my favorite memories was when I was a kid. My family didn't have much but mom always made sure we had a big bowl of red apples and oranges, and coffee can full of mixed nuts under the tree.

One year (I was probably 4 or 5 years old) I remember climbing a hill through the snow to get the perfect tree. Dad carried his saw so he could cut it down. We found a tree that had a huge cluster of pine cones growing around its middle. . . . so we chose that one to take home. After Christmas was over, dad cut the tree above and below the cluster of pine cones so we could keep it. And I still have it in my Cabinet of Curiosities.

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What is your favorite holiday memory? It could be any holiday, let us know your traditions and memories.

Frannie
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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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