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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sweet Holiday Memories Giveaway Hop ~ Ends December 1st

Welcome to the Sweet Holiday Memories Giveaway Hop! 


Hosted by LeahSay's Views and Planet Weidknecht! Be sure to check out the list under the Rafflecopter because you'll find about 30+ more bloggers who have a prize for you to try to win! 

Some of my favorite holiday memories are of being a Mom and having Christmas with my daughter. To see her eyes light up seeing the tree to all of the traditions that we do...many of which are the same traditions that I did as a child. A giant apple and orange in the bottom of everyone's stocking. One of my personal favorite of Christmas Eve PJs with a picture in front of the tree. To our big breakfast Christmas morning after all the gifts have been opened and the living room is covered in paper and spending the rest of the day playing with all the new goodies. 
And we all know that playing Santa doesn't come cheap! In the Sweep Holiday Memories Giveaway Hop we are going to give one lucky Clair's Freebies fan a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! That's sure to help out with some of the costs of the holidays...even if you are buying a Christmas gift for yourself! 

To enter for your chance to win simply use the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway begins now and ends on December 1st at 11:59 pm eastern time.
Good Luck!! 
**Giveaway is sponsored by Clair's Freebies. Winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Don't forget to check out the bloggers on the list below for more giveaways to enter!**

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!

158 comments:

  1. I love how we celebrate Christmas with lots of family. My sister and her family spend the night and we have monkey bread for breakfast, open presents and go to a big family get together with aunts, uncles, cousins, and their children.

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  2. My favorite tradition is watching the grinch on Christmas Eve after we make cookies for Santa

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  3. We go and look at christmas lights

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  4. My dad built me a dollhouse when I was little.

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  5. Our tradition is decorating the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's always such fun to put up the lights and everything; my daughter really looks forward to it.

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  6. Giving the kids a couple gifts christmas eve including a movie, pjs, and hot cocoa.

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  7. our tradition is just for the family to get together once a year during the holidays for a nice dinner.

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  8. The whole family always decorates the tree and the youngest places the star on top! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  9. Our tradition is decorating the tree after Thanksgiving dinner.

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  10. My favorite tradition is when our whole family gets together for Thanksgiving

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  11. We enjoy putting up the tree right after Thanksgiving dinner.

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  12. my favorite tradition is putting up the tree and drinking hot cocoa.

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  13. Christmas 1992 is my sweet Holiday memory. It was the last Christmas with
    my mother and we knew it would be. We had such a good day, took many
    pictures, my mother felt good and had a great time with all her family. She
    passed a few days later and I've always been thankful for those sweet
    memories of our last Christmas.

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  14. Our Christmas tradition is to take a night and ride around and look at Christmas lights.

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  15. I loved my child's first Christmas

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  16. A holiday tradition at Thanksgiving is that my granddaughter spends the night and gets up early to help stuff the turkey.

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  17. Since our family is large but not too far away, we try to see everyone at Christmas. We usually go to my Mom's house Christmas Eve, since she is furthest away. Then on Christmas Day we visit my Mother-in-Law, my Father-in-Law, and my husband's best friend's family (like his second family). It is exhausting to see everyone, but worth it to get to spend a little bit of Christmas with everyone.

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  18. I like when we drive around looking at Christmas lights.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite holiday tradition is baking and decorating gingerbread men and women cookies with my grandchildren!

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  20. Our tradition is to open presents in the morning and then go to my Dad's for more and to eat Christmas lunch/dinner together. We usually watch football too.
    Erika W.

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  21. My favorite tradition is going to Chicago every year

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  22. We always spend Christmas eve at my grannys and all the family is there

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  23. We play Christmas carols as we trim the tree.

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  24. I remember always spending the holidays with my family.

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  25. We make pizzelle cookies using my great great grandmother's recipe.

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  26. One of my sweet holiday memories was when my twin sister and I got Strawberry shortcake bikes for Christmas. I thought they was so neat and that it was fun when our parents lets us ride them around the house as there was snow outside.

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  27. Our tradition is to celebrate Christmas EVe.

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  28. We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. We always have goodies and snacks made up.Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  29. My favorite holiday tradition is opening gifts on Christmas Eve.

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  30. My favorite holiday tradition is every Christmas Eve, each one of us gets to open one gift.

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  31. The grandparents come over first thing in the morning to watch the kids open their gifts, and then we all go to their house for more festivities.

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  32. The grandparents come over first thing in the morning to watch the kids open their gifts, and then we all go to their house for more festivities.

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  33. We always spend Christmas Eve with my family. A lot of laughs, good food and games.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  34. my favorite childhood memory at Christmas is when my grandmother would make this big spread of holiday food everything you could think of and had everyone over it was wonderful . thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  35. We love watching holiday movie classics. We look forward to that each year.

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  36. Christmas 2006, my daughter was 2. It was our last Christmas with grandma c.

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  37. I love that we get to. See family allyogether

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  38. My favorite holiday tradition when we were growing up was celebrating Christmas on the 24th. We had Christmas dinner around 5pm then opened presents around 7pm.

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  39. My favorite holiday tradition is when we all get together on Christmas Eve for dinner and gift exchange. It is a nice chance to see all my family in one place again.

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  40. I'm not sure if I really have a favorite... I just love Christmas in general!! So much to love!

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  41. Tell me one of your Sweet Holiday Memories or your favorite Holiday Tradition your family does!

    i just love the music and the color of christmas..all i can say

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  42. my favorite holiday tradition is seeing a movie on christmas day. it's nice because we're almost all older now.

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  43. My Favorite Holiday Tradition is letting each of our 8 Children open 1 gift on Christmas eve.

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  44. My favorite holiday tradition is the delicious sausage and egg casserole
    I make every year for Christmas morning.

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  45. For Christmas we open our gifts on Christmas Eve.

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  46. On Christmas Eve all of my kids are home. My oldest is 20 so it won't be forever,but for now she and my teenage daughter sleep in front of the fireplace and my little ones wake us all up.

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  47. My family always does a christmas eve brunch! All of the extended family gets together and we make delicious brunch food!

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  48. As kids, we used to draw pictures and hang them up as decorations for the holidays :) That's one of my favorite memories :)

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  49. My favorite holiday memory was the last holiday season I was able to spend with my Pap before he passed away

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  50. Everyone gets new pajamas and then we all eat Christmas cookies and watch Christmas movies.

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  51. I love my family gathers at my mom's house every year on Christmas. I get to visit with my brothers and sister while my boys play with all their cousins. It's so nice to have everyone together at once.

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  52. We always put a yellow light at the top of the tree...just like in a book we always read at the holidays.

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  53. We always put a yellow light at the top of the tree...just like in a book we always read at the holidays.

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  54. My favorite memories as a child were spending time with all of my cousins. My family is so spread out now.

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  55. My favorite holiday tradition is we all get together with and decorate my mother's Christmas tree.

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  56. My favorite tradition is making the trip home to visit my family!

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  57. Tradition is looking at christmas lights

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  58. My family decorates gingerbread houses together.

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  59. My family and I get together on Christmas eve to open one gift from each other, it's always a good time.

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  60. I don't really have any family traditions, but I would think it would be nice to have a family day or dinner or something like that. Thank you.

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  61. we always go out and pick out a tree together

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  62. amy guillaume lindermanNovember 16, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    we ALWAYS watch the polar express on Christmas Eve!

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  63. My favorite holiday tradition is that Santa arrives on Christmas Eve.

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  64. Baking cookies with my mom and my cousins is one of my favorite memories. We still do it every year even now that we are all adults. But now my kids help now too.

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  65. My husband and I do a steak and lobster dinner every year for Christmas. We sometimes dress up nice and play music and burn candles. I look forward to it!

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  66. My sis and I started a new tradition a couple of years ago.
    Each holiday season we see a Christmas play or show.
    We have lots of fun!
    thank you

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  67. We try to get together just before Christmas to bake cookies and watch Pee Wee's Christmas special!

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  68. ive alwas love getting our christmas tree

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  69. my favorite christmas tradition is our christmas eve traditions...starting with unwrapping pajamas followed by a trip to the drive thru light display and ending with movie night

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  70. fave holiday memory when I got my first barbie

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  71. The night before Christmas Eve, we call Christmas Adam and open one small gift, watch movies, and/or have a family game night.

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  72. My favorite holiday memory was last Christmas when we found out I was pregnant. It was the best Christmas gift I received.

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  73. Our tradition is to celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve.

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  74. Our tradition is to go to a candlelight service and look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve.

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  75. My dad sets his model train layout around the base of the Christmas tree and it's choo-choo time all holiday season.

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  76. My favorite Christmas's always have involved my grandma, she always made sure it was magaical We would make all kinds of goodies to give as gifts

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  77. We have always opened our presents on Christmas Eve night and then Santa arrived Christmas morning. I loved being waken by the children Christmas morning when they saw their presents/

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  78. We always sleep longer on Christmas and then wait oe each until untill we all wake up and thenn go opening our presents. :)

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  79. My favorite tradition is the Christmas pickle! We hide the pickle ornament on the tree, and then whoever finds it gets a surprise gift!

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  80. One of my favorite memories was taking two of my grandchildren to my towns tree lighting and Christmas parade. It started snowing and it was magical.

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  81. We get new pajamas every Christmas eve.

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  82. my favorite memory was getting a SNES for Christmas!

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  83. My favorite tradition is gathering with my family to watch our favorite Christmas movies

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  84. Our favorite tradition is to make hot cocoa in to go cups, then we all pile into the car and drive around town to see all the beautiful Christmas lights.

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  85. Ashley Chassereau ParksNovember 18, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    One of my favorite traditions is going to see the Christmas lights with my hubby and kids! I love seeing the excitement and joy on their faces!

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  86. our tradition is after thanksgiving dinner we all watch movies and just hang out.next day we start decorating for christmas including putting the tree up

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  87. My favorite holiday tradition is opening pj's and family games on Christmas Eve!

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  88. We go and see "The lights before Christmas" here at The Toledo Zoo.
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  89. We set up the Christmas tree while listening to carols and drinking hot chocolate

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  90. One of my funniest memories is my "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. My dad played a joke on my mom by taking out my baby picture and putting his picture in its place. Every year the ornament would go up on the tree and my dad and I would move it continually around the tree (I put it in the back; he moved it to front and center). It was a lot of fun for me as a kid!

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  91. Christmas 2002 was the last year my grandma was with us. I miss her so much but I am so glad that I got to spend it with her!

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  92. My favorite Holiday tradition is decorating the tree on Christmas eve.

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  93. One of my favorite traditions is on December 1st a box of wrapped books magically appears under the Christmas Tree...with instructions to open 1 a night for a new bedtime story! I love reading all the new books, and shop all year for them to get great deals on them!

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  94. I like to have my kids help me decorate the Christmas tree and also make our own ornaments every year.

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  95. Our favorite Holiday Tradition is decorationg the tree on Christmas eve!

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  96. My favorite memory or tradition was to make cookies with my parents when we were young. Both mom and dad helped and we had lots of fun.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  97. My favorite holiday tradition is going staying the night with my mom and working late into the night cooking dinner for everyone.

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  98. Every Christmas morning we make sour cream coffee cake in honor of my Grandma

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  99. We always play carols while we decorate the tree

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  100. Our yearly tradition is to go out and get a tree the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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  101. Always bake/decorate Christmas cookies with my daughter, daughter in law & best friend.

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  102. I like that we stay up late on Christmas Eve and open one present -- usually new pajamas that we wear for Christmas morning.

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  103. Every Christmas, my family all plays games like Musical Chairs, and we win cute prizes. It's so fun, we call them Reindeer games.

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  104. I love our tradition of having advent candles and lighting them every night.

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  105. We used to go to my grandmother's house and all the cousins could play together.
    Dianna

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  106. Decorating the tree is my favorite
    Thanks for the chance

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  107. We usually make baklava and watch old home movies!

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  108. My family all fills stockings for each other. It's a blast finding things all year long to put in them.

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  109. My favorite holiday memory is going to see a light display called Lacy's Lights. I went when I was a child, we took our daughter to see them and now I take the grandbabies to see them. Can't wait for them to be up this year so we can all go.

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  110. I love baking cookies with my kids.

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  111. Spending time at my grandmothers house with my cousins. We always snooped under the tree to find our gifts before dinner!

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  112. I have 7 siblings, so a huge extended family. My favorite part of the holidays is our white elephant gift exchange. It's always hysterical.

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  113. We have a semi new tradition I like, we buy presents for the kids, but for the adults we do one secret santa gift. Then we donate money to a local charity or person that is in need.

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  114. One year I worked in a group home for children. Most had parents but some didn't. The children that didn't were able to go home with a staff person for Christmas. I was able to take one little girl home to my parents house for the Christmas vacation. It was a very special time :)

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  115. My favorite memories are being together with all the extended family and having a great meal. I hope to be able to do this for many more years to come.

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  116. We get together on Christmas Eve with friends and family on Christmas Eve. We just enjoy each other's company.

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  117. My favorite tradition is our annual family tamale making party.

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  118. Our Christmas tradition includes a full Polish Feast on Christmas Eve (which is when we open our gifts from each other). Santa only leaves the stockings that we open the next morning... his sleigh would weigh way too much to carry large toys to every kid. ;) LOL

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  119. My favorite tradition on my mom's side is hiding a pickle ornament in the tree, whoever finds it gets a little gift from santa.

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  120. We make christmas cookies and watch movies in the living room. After the christmas celebration we start celebrating my birthday which is the 26th

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  121. We always string popcorn and cranberrys for the Christmas tree.

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  122. Every christmas eve my daughter gets new pajamas and a book to read.

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  123. My daughter and I make homemade sugar cookies every year together for Santa and then to gift to family and friends!

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  124. My favorite Holiday Tradition is going to the winter carnival to see Santa.
    Jennifer Rote

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  125. Every Christmas eve we go over to my parents house and have fondue for dinner. The kids each get to open a small present and then we drive through the neighborhood looking at all the lights before heading home for bed.

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  126. we love to bake cookies as a family

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  127. My dad's whole extended family still gets together on Christmas Eve every year. The family has now grown to 60 people, and it's such a neat time to catch up.

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  128. My favorite tradition is our Christmas morning breakfast. It's our family time before we leave the house for the day to celebrate with relatives.

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  129. growing up one year we drove 800 miles to surprise both sets of grandparents on Christmas eve. We rang their doorbell and said merry Christmas - they were so excited

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  130. every year one of us plays santa and hands the presents out

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  131. We would attend the Christmas eve mass then have a nice dinner with the entire family before exchanging presents.

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  132. My favorite family Holiday tradition is loading the kids into the car & riding around to see all of the Christmas lights.

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  133. Our favorite tradition is the opening of one present on Christmas Eve, always new pajamas that we can wear on Christmas morning.
    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  134. I'm a big animal lover, and when I was little, I was always so excited to leave out treats for the reindeer on Christmas Eve. I mean, Santa is cool, but those reindeer could FLY :)

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  135. Every year my kids make an ornament with their picture on it!

    coriwestphal at gmail dot com

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  136. trimming the tree together - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  137. My favorite is putting out cookies and milk with my daughter. She always has to put out a carrot for Rudolph and cheese for the Christmas mouse.

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  138. One of my favorite was hearing my (late) father sing Jesu Bambino as a solo at Christmas Mass. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  139. my favorite holiday memory is making candy with my mom for christmas

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  140. I have fond memories of me and my brother when we were children and it was Hanukkah time how we couldn't wait for sunset which was when we'd be able to open a present.

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  141. We pick out new ornaments for the tree each year.

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  142. My favorite holiday tradition is making a bunch of cutout sugar cookies that we decorate in all kinds of different ways for Christmas!

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  143. When I was a kid, we planted one of our live Xmas trees in the backyard. As an adult, my husband and I cut off a large branch and decorate it as a small tree!

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  144. My favorite holiday tradition is watching a holiday movie while eating yummy leftovers.

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  145. We drive around looking Christmas lights.

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  146. We love baking cookies together!

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  147. My favorite holiday tradition is that all family members (anywhere from 14-20) help in the making of Christmas morning breakfast.

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  148. I use to love helping my grandpa write Christmas cards and wrap presents.

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  149. My favorite tradition is home made spaghetti for Christmas Eve dinner.

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  150. my favorite holiday tradition we have is a huge Family Christmas party

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  151. My favorite Holiday tradition was driving with my family from MD to our family in GA , that's where the rest of my mom's immediate family live and we always had the best times getting all the uncles and aunts and cousins together in one house. They were really special times, as a child I had no clue how hard it would be to juggle your own life and being with family as much as possible really is the most amazing times of your whole life you will cherish and remember.

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  152. Every year we go and cut down our own Christmas tree!

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  153. We make pumpkin rolls and take to everyone they are filled with cream cheese and nuts so good.

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