Christmas Traditions

I’ve been thinking today about Christmas and particularly about the varied traditions it brings about. When you grow up, as I did, in a fairly homogenous small community it’s easy to assume that everyone celebrates Christmas in a manner similar to oneself. Of course that isn’t true. It’s been a revelation to me to see how other families celebrate the holidays. It’s been particularly interesting to see and learn what other families consider to be important traditions in their households. Some celebrate with a meal of fresh seafood while others open their presents on Christmas Eve or forgo presents...

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