It's that time of year for my family to start on their holiday traditions. One of the traditions that has held fast through the years is that we always, always put up our Christmas tree and indoor decorations the weekend following Thanksgiving. Never, ever in my adult life has this been done before the Thanksgiving holiday. I just don't believe in starting one holiday before another has ended. Another of our big traditions started years ago is listening to Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas CD while putting up our tree. For us it just doesn't feel like the holidays without listening to this. It's funny to, because I am not a huge Elvis fan, or really even care to much for his music, but I love the Christmas music. Now this year Princess is 18 and feels like this tradition just had to go. She groaned and grunted all morning long yesterday while I was searching for the CD. "Mom we can do without it", "Please don't make us listen to it again", and on and on she went. It was funny however when I found it and Trucker drug all the decorations out of storage and we proceeded to decorate, Princess was singing right along with Elvis. Another of our tree decorating traditions is the drinking of much eggnog. Trucker and I always enjoy this part of the holidays ourselves. We allow ourselves the homemade eggnog on tree decorating day and the night we wrap all the presents at once. You should see the last few presents and the way they are wrapped. teehee. But this darn year both of us forgot to go to the candy store for the "little kick" we put in. Darn it!! So for the first time ever, this year, this tradition was left by the wayside.
Now tell me, does anyone of you have particular traditions on the day of decorating? Or wrapping day? Tell me yours so maybe I might can start some new ones this year.
Here is how the tree and fireplace turned out. We thought it looked pretty snazzy ourselves.
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