When it comes to holidays we all have our different opinions and how we want to celebrate our holidays. Even though the way we celebrate our holidays may be different there are certain characteristics that are similar. The common elements that can never miss in any holiday are family, food, and tradition. During holidays we enjoy spending time with our families. When it comes to food and tradition we find ourselves doing the same recipes and doing the same things during holidays. We enjoy the tradition that comes with Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday. Over the holidays we maintain the tradition of the tastes, smells, and decoration. Even the Thanksgiving Day parade is watched in our pajamas and dinner is served at 3 p.m. to allow for digestion. All these traditions have been done from childhood to adulthood.
During the festive season most individuals enjoy having the pumpkin spice candle burning. To most, it has to be followed with the old fashioned cinnamon. To a majority of us we maintain the same tradition in terms of decoration that happened with our mothers and we pass it on to our children. The primary event starts on Christmas Eve. Some people decide to do a variety of menus during this time. In the same spirit of celebration others decide not to cook but do what they call the never-ending snack session.
Some of the activities that are involved during this festive season include spreading the reindeer food outside. It is one of those old activities that we have passed on to our kids and we used to do during our childhood. This activity is accompanied by a storytelling session about the reindeer. During Christmas Eve each one of us was allowed to open one gift. This enabled us to reduce the anxiety that was accompanied with opening presents on Christmas day.
Christmas morning is the long-awaited day but people wait for during the festive season. The day starts with a special breakfast and is spent with us being in our pajamas throughout the day. The whole day is spent opening presents and watching Christmas stories. The fact that my sister in law is a great cook we end up having dinner on Christmas day at my brother’s house. Year in year out the menu is normally similar with a few adjustments. We wrap up the day with peppermint tea as we gather in the living room opening up our gifts. This is how my Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are spent with very little adjustments.