Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 9

Four favorite Christmas traditions...

Did you say...tradition?

Traditiooooooon!  Tradition!  Tradition!
Traditiooooooon!  Tradition!  Tradition!

When it is light on day after Thanksgiving,
Since us kids were children, we'd hear music blare,
For I Yust Go Nuts on Christmas, and Giselle,
Are always played throughout our home.

By Papa!  By Papa!  Tradition!
By Papa!  By Papa!  Tradition!

Then at night on Christmas eve we're all at home,
Our quiet home, our darkened home,
Singing Silent Night, the music filled our home,
And then we went to bed and sleep we took.

In pajamas!  Pajamas!  Tradition!
Pajamas!  Pajamas!  Tradition!

Our family, we will go to Mass,
That morning, Christmas day.
At home we eat and open gifts,
With bows so pretty.

And this year we may each,
A brand new custom fix.
Before our glass nativity,
We'll say a prayer Mom picked.

To the Father!  The Father!  Tradition!
The Father!  The Father!  Tradition!

Because of our traditions, we've enjoyed Christmas for many, many years.  You may ask, how did these traditions get started?  I'll tell you:

I don't know.

But they're our traditions.  And without our traditions, our Christmases would be as shaky a reindeer on the roof!

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.  So those are our four traditions:

1. We play two special CDs, I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas (one of my dad's favorites) and Christmas with Gisele (not sure if we did this one this year) on the day after Thanksgiving.
2. On Christmas eve night we sing Silent Night together before bed.
3. We go to Mass on Christmas morning and return to breakfast or lunch and presents.
4. This year Mom found a prayer to say in front of a nativity set that she suggested we do.

That's all for now!  We baked cookies today and will decorate them tomorrow - should be fun!  Have a great day everyone, and may the Lord be with you!

*in case you are not familiar with it, the above song is based on "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof.


  1. I couldn't even make it past the parody song..... that was AWESOME! xD