December 22: Trimmings & Tales

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Today one lucky viewer will win this whimsical Flamenco Navidad package! Leave a comment on this post – we want to know if your family has a weird holiday tradition? You have until 8am tomorrow!

33 Comments

  • Chelsi Roberts

    22.12.2021 at 08:34

    It’s not very weird but every year we do advent calendars with a small gift every day. They are usually snacks but we also put presents in them. Every pet gets an advent calendar too.

  • Jessica G Harlow

    22.12.2021 at 08:50

    I almost said nothing weird over here, but then I remembered my husband’s family has always placed a coconut under the Christmas tree and then cracked it open on New Year’s Day. No explanation that we know of, but it’s been done for generations!

  • Tina Saner

    22.12.2021 at 09:07

    We put a pickle ornament on our tree as a mid to your German heritage. Whoever finds the ornament gets a surprise. This year Non-family visitors who comment on the pickle get a plastic canvas Santa ornament that has a kiss inside if you squeeze his cheeks.

  • Courtney Wilson

    22.12.2021 at 09:14

    I can’t think of a weird tradition but I sure would like to start one.

  • Jennifer Elkhair

    22.12.2021 at 09:33

    Well it’s not weird to us, but we have a Christmas lasagna instead of turkey.

  • Renee Zinck

    22.12.2021 at 09:36

    I don’t think we have any weird Christmas traditions, just fattening ones. My decorations this year include three small poinsettias, two Christmas cactuses in bloom, and a couple of handmade ornaments (gifted to me) on one of the large tropical plants that spends summers outside and winters in the living room.

  • Juanita Young

    22.12.2021 at 09:58

    No weird tradition here. Have not decorated in several years for the holidays.

  • Debbie walker

    22.12.2021 at 10:01

    I have decorated. Every year, I make a Kentucky derby pie for Christmas and every year, my son takes it from the stove and hides it. He is deployed this year so I’m going to miss that.

  • Lisa A Cheney

    22.12.2021 at 10:01

    No decorations the last 2 years…kids out of house…covid…2 households (due to work location adjustments) … Weird tradition tho…we bring the tree (in box) out of storage…and slap a bow on it. Merry Flamenco’s! Hah!

  • Anita Roesler

    22.12.2021 at 10:38

    No weird traditions other than a cranberry fluff recipe that I have to make every year. I don’t know who will make it after I’m gone, but we’ve had it as long as I can remember. I got the recipe in the 70’s from my brother-in-laws ex- mother-in-law.

    • swakknit

      23.12.2021 at 09:59

      You win!

      • Anita Roesler

        23.12.2021 at 10:33

        Oh my gosh! Thank you so much!

  • Susan Gates

    22.12.2021 at 11:13

    We make tacos on Christmas Day!

    We also dress up my plastic yard flamingos!!! My classroom Christmas tree is flamingos to fit my class theme of Flamingos!!!

    This is the perfect prize for the flamingo loving lady!! I’m that crazy flamingo lady!!!!

  • Marilee Camerer

    22.12.2021 at 11:31

    We are all decorated for Christmas❣️🎄

  • Amy Otto

    22.12.2021 at 11:55

    Decorating Christmas Eve vs the day after Thanksgiving but leaving decorations up until after Epiphany!

  • Shirley Smith

    22.12.2021 at 12:13

    Not really a weird trradition but love decorating sugar cookies with my grandkids with all sprinkles known to mankind for Santa. 😍

  • Sarah Steele

    22.12.2021 at 12:15

    Not weird for this group, but I have a small fake tree I decorate with knitted ornaments, knitted lights and a knitted string of popcorn and cranberries.

  • Laura McMahan

    22.12.2021 at 12:26

    no weird traditions but Christmas eve is my birthday!!!!

  • Gwen Lemoine

    22.12.2021 at 12:39

    Traditional tree washing sounds interesting! Love hearing about traditions that have been started . Either back in the day or ones of today. Decorations have been up since first floor December. Always come down Christmas night. Mardi Gras decorations go up day after Christmas!

  • Shawndalynn Wilkinson

    22.12.2021 at 13:15

    We mom used to give Christmas ornaments and grandma did that when she was alive. Mom stopped when all the ornaments got left with her when everyone moved away.

    Oh and I wrap gifts in fabric from moms sewing stash so there isn’t torn paper and trash everywhere on Christmas and the fabric goes back into her stash.

  • Jennifer Walker

    22.12.2021 at 14:53

    I don’t think we have any weird traditions. Mom used to always put a Lifesaver book in our stocking, and I miss that, so I guess that’s weird. LOL

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    22.12.2021 at 16:06

    I don’t know if it counts as a tradition, but Christmas dinners with my side of the family tend to be a little weird. We do dinner potluck style, and everyone has a different idea on what they want to eat, so we could have a ham, tacos, and spaghetti and meatballs in the same dinner.

  • Amber Ketchum

    22.12.2021 at 17:23

    We do Mexican dinner for Christmas and it just feels easy going

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    22.12.2021 at 17:47

    When I was a child, we had smallish red mesh stockings that Santa would fill with some mixed “Brach’s” candies that were bought from bins in the store & then weighed @ the register, a selection of nuts in their uncracked shells, a small toy or two, & then topped off by an orange and an apple. Sometimes the orange barely fit in the top of the stocking. Definitely a time preceding genetically modified foods.

  • Linda W.

    22.12.2021 at 18:37

    OMG, I LOVE FLAMINGOES!!!!

    I haven’t decorated at all, probably won’t this year. I do have a delightful gnome, nearly 2 feet tall, that I will put out, though, because he’s utterly adorable. i named him Alaska, just so I could introduce him by saying “This is my gnome, Alaska.” (This will only be clever if you know your Alaska cities.)

    I once referred to our family Christmas tree as a “junky tree.” Our semi-official motto was “If you can still see tree, there aren’t enough ornaments on it.” I still do my tree that way. 🙂

  • Bonnie Malone

    22.12.2021 at 19:22

    We love Heath pie and wet walnut cake instead of the usual desserts

  • Lesley Rodgers

    22.12.2021 at 21:40

    I put a wooden sleigh on the dining room table and put gifts for everyone on it with gifts for everyone sort of our Advent calendar for the 24 days of Christmas.

  • Jody Ortiz

    22.12.2021 at 21:42

    We eat tamales on Christmas Eve. Not weird, but by American standards, it is.

  • Judy Bland

    22.12.2021 at 22:02

    We had a weird tradition on Christmas morning, we had chicken livers for breakfast with our omelets. I sure miss that.

  • Mary McAnulty

    22.12.2021 at 22:32

    I love flamingoes !! What a cool prize. Over the years w all got to the point of being exhausted with all the cooking and too many leftovers so some years we cook chicken and steaks on the grill and have side dishes to go along with it. Almost like a summer cookout for Christmas. We discovered everyone enjoyed the day a lot more.

  • Sarah Bailey

    23.12.2021 at 05:50

    I don’t think we have any weird traditions…yet! And I’m mostly done with decorating. I can’t get some greenery to hang right and we might still decorate two small trees outside!

  • swakknit

    23.12.2021 at 10:01

    Congratulations o Anita Roesler, you are our winner!