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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?

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Our family tradition, every Christmas we decorate our Christmas tree and my mother was preparing food for our Noche Buena.

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Hello Cmeza,

Thank you for posting. I like to decorate with blue, silver, and white; more wintery colors. But, yeah, everyone gets presents, no matter if they were naughty or nice ๐Ÿ˜†

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Thursday at 7:09 am
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These days all the people decorate their houses, everything is green, red and white. All the family celebrate, hmm i dont know how to explain it, everybody give gifts even the most annoying kid receive a present.

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@Vitthal Suryvanshi

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Rosi
Friday at 11:52 am
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In my family tradition, christmans is celebrated on 24th at night. We have a great dinner and change gifts between us. Before the party starts, someone prays thanking God for sending their child to help us understand their purpose on earth,

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Friday at 1:05 am
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We celebrate Diwali as per our tradition. But yes due to India is a country of various faith. We celebrate Christmas and Eid with our friends and fellow Indians. My home is near by to Church. Every year during Christmas time entire Church is decorated with lights. The whole aura i seen since my childhood. We heard the stories of Santa so we also want surprise gift from him. But never got any. As i have lot of friends from other communities we are enjoying meals and sweets during those festivals. Specially Eid time. I don’t have words to describe the test of “Shirkurma”. Truly wonderful festivals in wonderful country.

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