Christmas Traditions

Christmas holidays mean a break from the regular school routines. We sleep in, stay in our pajamas, play board games, bake and watch Christmas movies. 

This year we baked for ourselves and for our cookie exchange at school. I made 10 dozen peanut butter fudge balls for our exchange, in return we received gingerbread cookies, rum fudge, shortbread cookies and chocolate fudge clusters. For our own Christmas baking stockpile, we made several different cookies including snowflake surprises:


many, many snowflake surprises! 

There are several Christmas movies that are a tradition in our home, however we want to look for some new movies to watch this holiday season. Beckett picked, DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar, to watch. Aside from the excellent animation this selection introduced Beckett to other holidays that are celebrated by Melvin, Gloria, Marty and the Penguins. It brought up some excellent questions about who celebrates what holiday and why. 

We also created Gingerbread houses without local community members. It was an opportunity to share the holidays with friends and express our creative decorating side. 

After we returned home from Gingerbread house decorating, the girls decided that they wanted to watch The Grinch, with Jim Carrey. Several Christmas holidays ago, we went to Universal Studios and had breakfast with the Grinch. 

Every time we see the movie we are reminded about the fantastic family time that we had during our Florida adventure. 

This was the scene on Christmas morning before the kids, pets and my husband made their way downstairs to open gifts. Now I want to give you a gift! 

Thanks to the good people at Netflix I am giving away two 6 month Netflix subscriptions to two lucky readers. 

To enter, tell me your favourite holiday movie, simple right? I will email the winners in January 2016. Good luck and yes, you can enter every day! 

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