Dec 6, 2011

Ten on Tuesday - 10 Favorite Holiday Traditions

Have you started preparing for the holidays yet. I have but I'm not making nearly as much progress as I'd like. I thought that I was doing really good but then I started making lists and it got ugly. Apparently, even though there is a constant stream of boxes arriving at my door, more are yet to come. Keep shopping.


At least there is lots of other fun stuff to enjoy about the holidays. Here are ten of my favorite holiday traditions.
  1. Eat Latkes - Yum! Even if your house does smell like latkes for the next week they're still so good and so worth making
  2. Decorate - l really love it when the house looks festive. For us, it starts with all the brightly covered gifts that we stack up on top of the entertainment center. A bowl of dreidls and gelt here, some window art there and presto!
  3. Light Candles - this year it will be extra fun because we have 2 new menorahs
  4. Eat Chinese Food - I don't know why but Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas. Just check you're local Chinese food joint if you don't believe me.
  5. Play games - Oh dreidl, dreidl, dreidl
  6. Party - Holiday parties are awesome. They're best with friends and some family but office parties can be good too.
  7. Holiday music - I'm not talking about the kind they play in the stores. I much prefer the irreverent spins that people like Adam Sandler put on it.
  8. Making cookies - my girls have always loved to bake and holiday cookies are an excellent excuse. My favorite part is decorating them.
  9. Watching parades - I am a sucker for them. There is something about the bands, the floats, and, let's face it... having a perfect reason to start the morning very slowly relaxing on the couch.
  10. Giving gifts - getting gifts is lovely too but I much prefer giving them. Really! There is something about finding exactly the right thing
    and seeing the surprise and excitement on the recipients face that is just so gratifying

1 comment:

Carole Knits said...

I love latkes and even though we aren't Jewish I usually make them this time of year. I wonder if the Chinese food thing is because those were the only restaurants open on Christmas years ago?