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Christmas Traditions


I’ve been setting up scrapbook pages for my daughter’s senior book, lately. I never considered that our family had all that many traditions, but boy, do we ever!

  • Visiting the Santa at North Park Mall (yes, even with teenagers) and the peanut reindeer that have been there since I was a little girl.
  • Touring lights all over town – the Gaylord Texan, Highland Park, Farmers Branch Historical Park, even Santaland out toward Tyler.
  • Watching Christmas movies, Christmas Story, Polar Express, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life.
  • Making gifts for friends and family – we always end up making something!
  • Christmas Eve Candle-lighting service.

This year, my family spent the first half of the month performing in a musical together. What an amazing time! My girls joined me last year. I hope this isn’t the last time we can do this all together.

I know this is a short post, but I’m about to enjoy another tradition: family game night. This time with Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships. I delight in sharing my love of mysteries with my girls. (I think we might be up a little late! Who can go to sleep during the middle of a mystery? LOL!) I’ll be sharing a new book review next week, but for now, Merry Christmas!

Your Turn: What is your favorite Christmas tradition?


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Traditions

  1. We always give each other one gift on Christmas Eve as a teaser before the big day.