My Favorite Traditions Of Christmas

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Christmas is my favorite time of the year, despite the snow and cold weather. Growing up in a small town with a big family, I was always busy during Christmas holidays. From participating in events hosted by organizations or spending time with my friends and family, I was always in the Christmas spirit. In my hometown of Ramea, everyone is busy hosting and participating in concerts, meals, bake sales, and parties, which I always enjoyed attending. My favorite traditions, however, are those that I created with my family. However, as time passed, my family grew and our traditions changed.
For most of my childhood, my mother and I lived with my grandparents so we never celebrated Christmas alone. Every Christmas Eve my grandmother and I, as our own little tradition, would make Christmas shortbread and “reindeer food.” That night, everyone would put on their pajamas and watched the Christmas cartoons that aired on television that night, eating the cookies that we made earlier that day. Every year, my grandparents give me a new pair of pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve. My favorite tradition of the night was being able to choose one present from under the tree to open. My mom would always wait until I was asleep to put most of the gift under the tree so I usually opened one from a friend. Before I go to bed, I would write a note for Santa Clause and put out the lunches for Santa, usually consisting of milk and cookies, and his reindeer. I always loved sprinkling the mixture of
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