I was trying to remember if there was that one Christmas that stood out from the rest, but I can't seem to recall one. Sure there were Christmases that I got everything I wanted and ones that I didn't. I never did get that Care Bear I wanted all those years ago. At least not until I was married and Erin got me one. I guess it's always good not to get everything you wanted. I know Cassidy isn't getting everything she wants.
One thing I really want this year is for everyone to have a blessed holiday season. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas my holiday wish for you is to enjoy it and your family. This will be the first Christmas without my gram and I know I will miss her deeply but I also know that I need to enjoy it and celebrate the birth of Christ. It's what she would've wanted.
When I was younger, up until a year or so ago we would always go to my gram's house on Christmas Eve. We would have oyster stew (except I didn't eat it), open our presents and then go to church. When I was in middle/high school and college, church was always at 11:00. I loved coming out of church the wee hours of Christmas day and seeing the snow fall. That one part of the tradition changed once I had Cassidy. But it will resume again someday when she's older. I just hope she loves it as much as I had.
One of my favorite silly traditions is that I LOVE watching A Christmas Story over and over again during the 24 hours of A Christmas Story on TBS. "You'll shoot your eye out!"
What are some of you holiday traditions or even favorite holiday memories?