1: The Christmas Eve candlelight service, begun by reading the Christmas story as found in Luke, and ended each year with the sanctuary lit solely by little white candles, one held by each congregant, as we sing, “Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright…”
2: That night, after we get home and eat our traditional smorgasbord buffet of a dinner, my brother and I open our gifts to each other, usually an exchange of books and movies, and some great hugs.
3: Christmas afternoon, after all the gifts are opened and thoroughly inspected, we munch on leftovers from the night before and play board games: Scrabble, The Game of Life, Monsters Inc. version, and always Disney Monopoly. It’s the best family time any girl could wish for.
What Christmas traditions do you love most? As you’ve grown older, how have they changed?