For our Christmas Eve post, the editors have gotten together to share their favourite Christmas Eve traditions!
Christmas Eve is my favourite day of the Christmas Season. I guess me and anticipation are great friends, after all it is the anticipation of falling in love that makes me adore romance novels, and it's what I love about Christmas too. We have a couple of Christmas Eve traditions that I look forward to each year.
The other thing we do is let the kids open one present before bed - and it's ALWAYS new pyjamas! There is no longer any surprise - they figured out it was the same thing about the time they were preschoolers. But they still love it, opening it to see what I've picked out and the chance to wear brand new jammies to bed. Of course we've left frilly pink things behind now for flannel sleep pants and t-shirts, but it's more fun now than ever!
My husband's family does a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve party - complete with lutefisk (which I believe is a gifilte fish cousin since neither are appetizing), Swedish meatballs, and rut-mus (pronounced 'root moose' or what happens when you ruin perfectly good mashed potatoes with rutebegas). For me and the kids, it means eating lots of the spritz cookies and begging to go to a drive-thru on the way home. Hey, bonding comes in all forms - even the avoidance of bad ethnic food!