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Christmas
It's five o'clock Christmas morning. I am six years old, and my brother is three. We are whispering back and forth to each other about what might be waiting out in the family room for us, and we are trying desperately to stay in bed for at least another hour. We have already been to our parents' room once.
"Go back to sleep," my mother whispered.
"Listen to your mother," my father said.
My brother is sure that he heard Santa's reindeer land on the roof.In my memory, this is Christmas. The anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds by sleepy parents so they can see what Santa brought them. My brother sneaking in and out of our bedroom, getting closer and closer to his goal each time.
"He ate the cookies!" he reports.
Making cookies for Santa was part of the build up, and every year there was a question as to whether or not he had actually been down our chimney. It wasn't the extra presents that sealed the deal. It was the cookie crumbs left on the plate by the fireplace and the empty glass of milk. Once we had determined that the cookies were gone, there was no turning back.
There is a soft knock at the door. My brother flings it open and flies past my mother who is standing in the hallway in her blue terrycloth robe. I hug my mom and follow him. The tree lights glow red, green, and blue.
The angel made from my mother's wedding dress material looks down on us from her perch on the top of the tree.I can smell coffee brewing as I separate the presents.My brother plays with a plastic robot.
It is Christmas morning.
What is your family's special tradition?

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Christmas

It's five o'clock Christmas morning. I am six years old, and my brother is three. We are whispering back and forth to each other about what might be waiting out in the family room for us, and we are trying desperately to stay in bed for at least another hour. We have already been to our parents' room once.
"Go back to sleep," my mother whispered.
"Listen to your mother," my father said.
My brother is sure that he heard Santa's reindeer land on the roof.In my memory, this is Christmas. The anticipation of children waiting to be set free from their beds by sleepy parents so they can see what Santa brought them. My brother sneaking in and out of our bedroom, getting closer and closer to his goal each time.
"He ate the cookies!" he reports.

Making cookies for Santa was part of the build up, and every year there was a question as to whether or not he had actually been down our chimney. It wasn't the extra presents that sealed the deal. It was the cookie crumbs left on the plate by the fireplace and the empty glass of milk. Once we had determined that the cookies were gone, there was no turning back.
There is a soft knock at the door. My brother flings it open and flies past my mother who is standing in the hallway in her blue terrycloth robe. I hug my mom and follow him. The tree lights glow red, green, and blue.

The angel made from my mother's wedding dress material looks down on us from her perch on the top of the tree.I can smell coffee brewing as I separate the presents.My brother plays with a plastic robot.

It is Christmas morning.

What is your family's special tradition?

Monday at 1:17 pm
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Hi @Elizeu Almeida,

@Andres,

@Nicholson,

@Daniel,


Thank you for sharing your Christmas traditions with us! Let us know if you have any questions.


Cheers,


Khanh

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Daniel
Monday at 8:15 am
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In my country, Uruguay in South America, we usually wait until Christmas Eve midnight to open presents.

Once the fireworks starts, children run to the Christmas tree and search their presents.

It's summer, so we eat late, and wait until midnight enjoying the night.


Nicholson
Wednesday at 11:37 pm
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I'm born as Malaysian. Well, this is an Islamic country but we do celebrate Christmas in an another way depending on people's religious beliefs. As for me, as a Christian, I'll usually spend the morning in the church. In the afternoon, I'll visit my relatives for Christmas party with delicious Asian dishes served on a round table.

Andres
Friday at 5:00 am
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My family didn't have a special tradition for Christmas. We didn't believe in Santa or baby Jesus but Christmas is a day to spend with the family. We use to prepare a good dinner and play with fireworks. Nowadays, fireworks are forbidden in my country and we just have dinner with the family.


Elizeu Almeida
Wednesday at 12:24 am
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My family special tradition is getting together at the church to celebrate Jesus's Birth and all that it means to us. After that, we have a great dinner with family and neighbors. This a time of joy and hope.

Monday at 10:30 pm
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Hi Luiz,

@Brenda,

@Inga,

@Jessi,


Thank you for sharing with us about your Christmas tradition!


Should you have any questions, please let us know.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Jessi
Monday at 1:20 am
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The Christmas evening is the most important moment in Christmas time for my family. Around the Christmas tree we waiting for midnight. Then, we go to the church. When we go back home, under the Christmas tree we open the presents. The Christmas morning smells like cinnamon and vanilla biscuits. My mother and my grandmothers cook since the early morning and my father tastes the food. This is my Christmas.

Jessi
Monday at 1:16 am
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The Christmas evening is the most important moment in Christmas time for my family. Around the Christmas three we waiting for midnight. Then, we go in the church. When we go back home, under the Christmas tree we open the presents. The Christmas morning smells like cinnamon and vanilla biscuits. My mother and my grandmothers cook since the early morning and my father tastes the food. This is my Christmas.

Inga
Sunday at 1:17 pm
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I and my family make special dinner for christmas and give each other presents.

Brenda
Saturday at 3:55 am
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My family did not have an special tradition to do for Christmas, but we always drunk hot chocolate at midnight. I don't know if that can be called a tradition.