Christmas and All It’s Traditions
Christmas is all about family and traditions. There is nothing we love more than family at at Kitch! Christmas, the most anticipated holiday of the year. Christmas has both a strong religious and traditional meaning. It is a time of family and giving. It is truly a time that comes but once a year and is celebrated in most countries around the world!
Christmas is steeped in tradition. Each and every family has their own family traditions. We have to stick to our family traditions, no matter how tired we are….no matter how busy our schedule. Without them, it’s not Christmas at all.
Mistletoe, an international sign of love, peace and willingness. One of the favorite traditions of young lovers is the kiss under the mistletoe. But first, you have to find some to hang! Make it happen!
Christmas Bells The roots of bell ringing goes back to ancient pagan winter parties!. At the time, bells were rung to ward off evil spirits. But, bells were too much fun to be limited to keeping the spirits away.
Yule Log- The tradition of burning the Yule log is very traditional. While many holiday songs herald the traditions of the Yule Log, not very many families carry on the tradition in today’s society. It’s roots run deep in European culture over 1000 years ago.
Christmas Wreath – Many families hang them from their front door or peak of their home.
Cookies- What is better than homemade Christmas cookies for the holidays? This is definitely a “family affair”. Cookies in all shapes and sizes, and no shortage of recipes. In many families, the best are ones the whole family can participate in. Everyone bakes a certain amount and then shares them amongst family or friends. Among the favorites are cutouts. The kids can use a variety of recipes and cutouts and after they are baked shake on the colored sugars.
Christmas Trees- The tradition of using Christmas trees began in Germany. Decorations included popcorn strings and lighted candles. Those lighted candles have now turned into electric lights!
Finding the perfect Christmas tree- If your family is like mine, finding the perfect tree is a tradition all to itself. Like millions of others, we shun the ease of an artificial tree and do it the hard (fun) way. Just like they did in the movie the Christmas Story! Neither wind, nor sleet, nor rain , nor hail, nor mud(!!!) will keep us from trudging through one tree farm after another in search for that perfect size and shape.
When do you open your presents? The majority of families find their presents under the tree on Christmas morning. And, the stockings hung last night by the chimney with care, are now carefully placed by the fireside by Santa, as he stuffed them with presents to hang. Some families open a gift or two on Christmas Eve.
Did you know? In some families it is traditional to wrap presents. But, not all families. Some family traditions have unwrapped presents in groups around or under the tree. Santa knows which families prefer unwrapped presents. It actually makes it easier for his elves
Fruitcake What’s that you say fruitcake? Do people really eat it, or is it some form of holiday paperweight? Lol! This may be a tradition more popular from back in the day!
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