So: what are they!? And, if it's cool with you, we'll repost the traditions you share on the blog as our last post before we break for the 24th and 25th. (If you have a photo to go along, share it here or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here's a few from the TB crew to start us off....
From Barb: "Since our girls were little, we select a hard cover Christmas book and write on the inside what has happened over the last year. It has been a great way to remember years past when we pull them out each year."
A new tradition I'm hoping to start this year with friends/family: make an all-day recipe (I think we're going with Rick Bayless' Oaxacan Black Mole) with wine, cider, and music to keep us going, feast, and then go on a night walk/hike in the dark with the dogs. Ichiro's tradition is hanging out in the kitchen at our feet while we cook, hoping we drop food.
One of Tom's traditions: hosting an "Orphan's Breakfast" on the morning of the 25th. It's a breakfast for anyone who doesn't have a place to be. Or, as it actually works out, anyone who wants to ditch their family. On the menu: waffles, ebleskivers, maple syrup and mimosas.