Tra-La-La-La-La Tradition #1

Christmas Tradition #1: Christmas Eve Part II

The sheer giddiness of adults wearing matching pajamas is unparalleled. On Christmas Eve, my mom hands out our jammies, we put them on, and then we never stop giggling.

We take every combination of picture imaginable, until the kids can’t take it any more. And then we partake in my #1, all time favorite tradition. We all huddle around, snuggled together, and my dad reads us “The Night Before Christmas.” As my dad reads, my mom can’t help but recite along with him.

At the end of the story, the kids help with cookies and milk for Santa, and then they go up to sleep, excitedly exhausted.

Once the littles are asleep, the adults sit down for what can only be described as the Olympics of board games. Apples to Apples is our favorite, and MOST of us love to bend the rules, some of us (Jacob) hate it. But one thing never changes, we laugh and laugh until our sides hurt.

Christmas Eve is so incredibly magical and paired with spending time with the ones we love, it is perfect.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my family as much as I enjoyed writing about them and our traditions! To bring the week to a close, I wrote this Christmas Eve poem to the tune of “Jingle Bells!”

Nina’s house

Poppy’s house

Kids in disarray!

Oh what fun it is to have your extended family stay- Hey!

Dashing through the house,

With our matching jammies on.

Playing Pairs of Pears,

Laughing to the morn!

Bells on the stove ring,

J’s sangria’s done.

Oh, Rock Band we sing and strum,

For many hours of fun! -Oh!

Nina’s house

Poppy’s house

Kids in disarray!

Oh what fun it is to have your extended family stay!

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