Christmas Time

Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. Even though I am not winter's number one fan (or it's fan at all really),
as they say... Christmas IS the most wonderful time of the year. I just love people's spirit this time of year. Yes, it is very easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everything, but I feel for the most part, everyone is in such a kind and giving mood during Christmas time. And that makes me very happy.

I thought I'd share a few of my favorite Christmas traditions with you on this post. Maybe my traditions will inspire you to start a new tradition with your own family and friends. Because... ps... Christmas traditions are THE BEST! 
One simple but fun tradition I do with my immediate family is cook pancakes every Christmas morning for breakfast. Matt and I do our own little Christmas really early, my sister and her family do their own Christmas, then we all meet at my parents house around 9-10:00 am, and I make everyone pancakes. It's so simple, but my two nephews will talk about it for the whole month leading up to Christmas! They LOVE it (as do I)! :)

A really hilarious tradition my husband and I do with his side of the family is something called "Thrift Christmas". If you've got a fun out-going family or group of friends, you MUST try this easy and outrageously fun tradition. We are each assigned one person to buy an entire outfit for. The rules: You must buy everything for that person at a thrift store. Whoever gives the most outrageous and hilarious outfit is the winner! It makes for some good laughs and extra crazy pictures. Here is just one example... (Oh my, I cannot believe I am sharing this, although I think Matt got off a lot worse than I did.)

One last tradition I want to share is so simple, but I look forward to it so much every year. Every night on Christmas Day, my husband and I go to the movies with my sister and her husband. We usually go to Studio Movie Grill, which is an awesome place where you can sit down and eat dinner while watching a movie. This year we went to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. (side-note: if you have not seen this movie, GO NOW! It was amazing.) This tradition is so lovely because we get to spend good time with family doing something fun. We share laughs, thoughts, food, and just have an all around wonderful time with people we love.

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Always keep in mind the true meaning for this beautiful Christmas season. 
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the  babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, good will toward men." Luke 2:11-14 KJV


  1. Yay for Christmas! Thanks for this sweet post, Taylor. Keep 'em comin'!

  2. What a sweet share! I love Christmas traditions. The thrifted outfits idea is absolutely hilarious! We don't have anything quite as funny, but we always have chocolate gravy & biscuits for breakfast. And I know I always look forward to opening stockings, no matter how old I am. We usually see a movie as well, we saw Walter Mitty too. It was amazing! Hope you're having a great new year and looking forward to seeing more posts in the future.

    Anne McCartney (A fellow new blogger)