Favorite Christmas traditions

  • Christian Chat is a moderated online Christian community allowing Christians around the world to fellowship with each other in real time chat via webcam, voice, and text, with the Christian Chat app. You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, where members can also share with each other their own videos, pictures, or favorite Christian music.

    If you are a Christian and need encouragement and fellowship, we're here for you! If you are not a Christian but interested in knowing more about Jesus our Lord, you're also welcome! Want to know what the Bible says, and how you can apply it to your life? Join us!

    To make new Christian friends now around the world, click here to join Christian Chat.

BrotherMike

Be Still and Know
Jan 8, 2018
1,007
1,137
113
#2
Every Christmas my parents and brother and I would cut down a tree and have Apple pie and cider at the Apple tree farm next door. We also would play Mitch Miller Christmas sing along album and turn purple when we would sing 12 days of Christmas lol
 

Mel85

Daughter of the True King
Mar 28, 2018
10,386
6,417
113
#3
Bbq at the beach 🏖 🍗 ☀️
 

Krumbeard

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2019
487
430
63
#5
We have candlelight dinners once or twice in December.
I love going Christmas caroling with my family.

And I really really really really love setting up and decorating the tree! Ugh! All I had to do this year was put the lights on it. Woohoo!!
If you didn't notice the sarcasm I don't like putting up the tree. My kids did a fine job of it this year. Oddly enough I loved it as a kid.
 

Pipp

Majestic Llamacorn
Sep 17, 2013
4,740
1,670
113
#6
One of my favorite things is my mom and I stay up late on Christmas eve and finish wrapping gifts and watching The Trans Syberian Orchestras Ghost of Christmas past dvd . Its just nice and peaceful.
 

melita916

Senior Member
Aug 12, 2011
9,985
2,120
113
#8
My family gets together Christmas Eve. We have food! Then watch a movie or 2. Then open presents before it’s too late because we have to travel 2 hrs back home.

Then on Christmas Day, we are just lazy at the house and then go out for Chinese food :D
 

She_is_Legendary

Well-known member
May 30, 2019
561
328
63
#9
December 1st, my family would get the Christmas decorations out, clean the spot where the tree will go, and clean around the area where the cards and other Knickknacks will go, and while getting the tree up and decorated we watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. That was my dads favorite movie and to this day I still carry on that same tradition in my home now. Christmas eve open 1 gift... then have Christmas with family on Christmas morning. Dad would cook the same meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas because that was HIS tradition when he was little. So he carried most of it onto me... Too bad I can't cook or else I would do all of it just for him lol.
 

Subhumanoidal

Well-known member
Sep 17, 2018
1,821
1,484
113
#10
Every year me and my dad watch Elf and National Lampoons Xmas Vacation.
And I always watch Scrooged (with Bill Murray)
 
Aug 2, 2009
23,012
2,794
113
#11
One of my favorite things is my mom and I stay up late on Christmas eve and finish wrapping gifts and watching The Trans Syberian Orchestras Ghost of Christmas past dvd . Its just nice and peaceful.
That song they sing called Christmas Canon (based on Pachelbel's 'Canon in D major') always makes me cry. I can't listen to it. If it comes on the radio I have to change the station..

 

love_comes_softly

Well-known member
Feb 13, 2019
600
653
93
#12
* Christmas Eve pajamas
* Early morning talks/chats with my sisters
* Cinnamon rolls Christmas morning
* Yahtzee Christmas night
 

Pipp

Majestic Llamacorn
Sep 17, 2013
4,740
1,670
113
#13
That song they sing called Christmas Canon (based on Pachelbel's 'Canon in D major') always makes me cry. I can't listen to it. If it comes on the radio I have to change the station..

Its my favorite song of theirs.
 
Dec 8, 2019
61
91
18
#15
Stay up real late by the fire on Christmas eve with some hot cocoa. While the magic of christmases long ago has faded as I've grown older , its still a nice time. Giving is better than receiving nowadays :)
 

ArtsieSteph

Senior Member
Apr 1, 2014
6,182
1,266
113
29
Arizona
#16
Old family classic movies!! Elf, A Christmas Story, the old Ranken Bass stop motion specials too! That and lots of the old corny Christmas music. I haven’t been able to plug into it yet but I’m hoping to soon.
 
Aug 27, 2019
412
533
93
#17
Family gathers on Christmas eve for "N0che Buena" 😊

Actually this makes me feel sad a Lil bit..its been more or less 15 years since the last time I ate noche Buena with my family... 😔 ahh...miss Christmas in the Philippines...🎄
 

bojack

Well-known member
Dec 16, 2019
1,352
583
113
#18
Dinner with family 2-3 get togethers .. A couple movies Christmas Story , Christmas Vacation maybe a couple old Bob Hope Christmas Specials .. Grinch , Charlie Brown .. Probably some fireworks for the grandkids one night .. More fireworks New Years Eve, College Football Bowl Games on through New Years Day .. Carry stuff and food from one house to the next ... It will be fun but nothing like 30-40 even 50 yrs ago when all the old timers were still around .
One of my favorite memories was my grandpa, people would come in his house go get something to eat , never ask just welcome and the place stayed full , then he'd slip off in the other room and take a swig of his brown liquor .. Next he'd have a big grin on his face with his brown fedora cocked back on his head, not a care in the world . And Christmas was on until New Years .. Grandma steady loving, working and serving the whole time
 

Kojikun

Well-known member
Oct 5, 2018
3,045
1,944
113
#20
I read the Christmas Goosebumps book than I watch the Scary House dvd before Christmas. The Scary house dvd I've been doing for more than a decade More-and-More-Tales-to-Give-You-Goosebumps-With-Christmas-Stocking-Stine-R-L-9780590366830.jpg 0024543201915_p0_v2_s1200x630.jpg