Have you started any new traditions with your family that you didn’t practice growing up?
This is nouveau Family Tradition is good for ppl. not able to be with family during the holidays OR ppl. already sick of their families and just want alittle no-talk time.
My husband & I have been unable to return to our hometown for Christmas for the past 4-5 years. We've been lucky enough to have close family come to visit us but usually only after Boxing Day. In our town, during Christmas, the weather is quite miserable so all you really want to do is stay in. The tradition the two of started is...we watch all three "Lord of the Rings" movies back to back. We usually watch the first on Christmas night followed by the other two on Boxing Day. We eat Christmas dinner leftovers on the sofa & snuggle under a blanket. We only ever watch them during Christmastime so they keep their charm. I think this could work equally well for other movie series like Harry Potter, a bunch of 007's or (if your up for it) The Godfathers. You could even base your choices on directors (all Scorsese or Fellini), an actor/actress (Julie Andrews! - Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music etc.). Your imagination (and video rental store) is your only limit!
December 7, 2007