Christmas holiday rituals: What are yours?
The traditions we carve out in our families can be inexplicable to outsiders, but are of total importance to who we are. They mark us. Define us. We are creatures of habit, especially during the holidays. The world may swirl around us throughout the year, always changing and always new, but the holidays fall into a maddening, lovely predictability.
I know that Saturday morning I'll wake up to my mom cooking my grandfather's scrambled egg recipe. We'll eat the eggs at a table outside (it helps to have parents that live in California) and then we'll crowd into the living room to open gifts. There is so much unknown in life; but I do know my dad will say, "We have all the pieces of the puzzle," when my whole family sits down around the table. It's one of the Bell family invocations -- cheesy as all get up, and as necessary as the Christmas tree.
Your Take: Let us know what your #holidayrituals are -- the good, the bad, the awkward and the wonderful.
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| December 24, 2010; 10:18 AM ET
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