I have a cute vw bug ornament with Santa in it that my aunt got for me. As a kid I loooved bugs and she gets me an ornament every year :)
I used to learn a song on the piano every year for Christmas. Now my little cousin is doing it and I'm sad I won't get to be there to see her first one!
My favorite ornaments are the snowmen, gingerbread men and santas my grandmother made out of ceramic in the few years before she passed away.
I have a saxophone-playing Santa. There's also a couple that my daughter made that I treasure.
We used to go over to my grandparents' house and swap gifts. Now that Papa's gone and Grandma is in the nursing home, we're looking for other traditions, like shopping for Toys For Tots.
Do you not just use the same ornaments every year? and if not, what do you do with the ornaments when Christmas is over?
I've never had a Christmas tree and therefore I don't have any ornaments. It seems a hell of a lot easier to make ornaments than it does to load up on a bunch of expensive ones.
I need some filler ornaments for my tree, most of what my roommate and I have right now are foxes, owls and dinosaurs :)
Hm, I don't know which one is my fav! We have a lot of homemade ones at my mom's that are very sentimental to me. I love the one with the ancient picture of me and my brother, I was around 6 and he was 1.5. We were so cute! It's basically just a styrofoam ball that was cut in half and rolled in sparkles, but it's adorable.
My current fav on our tree (not on my mom's tree) is probably the one we got last year in Paris. We spent Christmas is Paris because it was too expensive to fly home. It has a picture of Santa on the Eiffel tower :D
When we were little we used to go cut a tree in the woods, which was a lot of fun. Then we would decorate it as a family while listening to Christmas music :). When I got older, we had a fake tree but I always did the lights (probably will again this year). Then we put on Christmas music and decorate the tree as a family. :)
My family's Christmas classics include records of Dolly & Kenny, as well as Elvis.
my favorite of mine is a little mouse sleeping in a bed made out of stuff a mouse would "build with" i guess like pins for the bed posts. my favorite of my sisters is the magic school bus.
my parents get us each an ornament every year. and now that i dont live at home anymore i get to take them all and put them on my tree. we also get to open our christmas pjs on christmas eve.
My favorite is either the Aladdin one my sister gave me when I was little or the menorah one my coworker gave me last year. Yes, a menorah Christmas tree ornament. It's actually pretty perfect for my family; the Jewish daughter puts up the Christmas tree.
Holy shit! Did someone make those penguins out of lightbulbs?!
Oh mans, that is adorable! :D
My favourite ornament is a threaded ball with a plastic overlay of a unicorn on it. It is one of the only things my dad ever gave me and I've had it since I was a child.
We have Christmas dinner on the 24th, finish by opening our stockings, listening to Tom Jackson (lol) and talking about how much we love each other. Then we'd watch Jingle all the Way, and my sister and I would camp out in front of the tree (sometimes my brother would too). In the morning we would wait for my mom to get up. We would open presents first and then have leftover breakfast. Usually we'd go out tobogganing after if everyone was up for it.
In a few weeks, we have to have a "Post pics of your Christmas tree!" post!
It's always interested me to know what other people put on their Christmas trees.
I hate theme trees. seems so impersonal.
I have a bunch of snowmen that I love
We put it up after Thanksgiving and then we decorate together. When it's done, the star goes on top.
I have a bunch of ornaments, but barely remember them. I rebelled about four years ago and refused to put up the big tree anymore because we don't really have room for it, we don't have (more, living) kids yet, and it's such a big production, also-- cats. I do a little tree with white lights, about fifteen little ceramic painted bird ornaments, a string of popcorn, and a wooden star, with a green and off-white toile felt tree skirt. I'm actually not a huge fan of themed trees, but I like this. I don't think I'd ever do a large themed tree.
As a kid, and whenever I'm at my other's for Christmas, we'd talk about the ornaments, many of which were gifts, hand-made, or held some other significance. My favorites were always my grandparents antique glass ornaments. We'd also fight over who got to put the top of the tree on when we were young and used an artificial tree. :)
Our biggest tradition is probably watching Christmas Vacation. :) And we always had tuna fish sandwiches and chicken noodle soup for Christmas Eve dinner because that made it easier for my mother to get us kids to Midnight Mass.
Edited at 2012-11-25 03:50 am (UTC)