Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!
My favorite holiday tradition in my family is Christmas dinner at grandma’s house every year. We are a family that loves food, basketball and enjoying each other’s company. It is one of the few days each year that we get to spend together, so it is a special treat to see my extended family and visit with them over good food and drink.
The agenda for the day looks like this: wake up, Swedish pancakes for breakfast (my family is Scandinavian), open presents with the family (which now consists of 30-40 people, ages 1 to 85), the libations flow, Christmas dinner in the afternoon (Grandpa’s Christmas Ham), chatting, visiting and watching NBA basketball until the wee hours of the night. (Go Trail Blazers!)
It’s a loose schedule, there are no rules, but the goal is always to have fun and enjoy the day together. In the last few years we have also made a tradition of going to a movie on Christmas night.