Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Traditions

This Christmas, we are blessed to spend time with both our families.

With two of their seven children married and two others in relationships, my in-laws now hold their Christmas celebration a couple days early so everyone can join in.

On "Christmas Eve," my husband's family has dinner with his maternal grandparents. They recount the Christmas story using felt boards and watch It's a Wonderful Life. Then, everyone rushes to bed so the Wisemen (an alternative to Santa Claus) can deliver the gifts.

My family's Christmas is more laid back. I suppose that's because I only have one sibling (a brother). We attend the candlelight service at church, open presents on Christmas morning, and enjoy a ham dinner on Christmas Day.


Merry Christmas from our family to yours! May we all remember the reason for the season. 

~Ellie

14 comments:

  1. Me and my brother's just watched "it's a wonderful life" for the dirst time tonight.
    Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed it! I hadn't seen it until I watched it with my husband's family. It's a cute movie.

      Ellie

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  2. Merry Christmas from Italy, Ellie!!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, too, Marta! Thanks for being a loyal reader from Italy. :)

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous12/25/2015

    Merry Christmas Ellie and Mr Hadsome!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. :)

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous12/25/2015

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!=-)

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you had a blessed Christmas.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous12/25/2015

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO A GORGEOUS GAL!!!!!! Jera

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    1. Thank you, Jera! I'm blessed to have you as a reader. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous12/26/2015

    Ellie, do you have a favorite Christmas movie, and if so what is it?

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    1. That's a good question... 'm not sure I have a favorite Christmas movie. This year, we watched "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Elf," and I enjoyed them both. Do you have a favorite?

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous12/26/2015

    Ellie I really enjoy reading your blog and you always remain so kind in your replies !
    God bless you and your husband

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. I'm thrilled to hear that you are enjoying my blog!

      God bless you,
      Ellie

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