Growing up, Thanksgiving meant three things. The first was no school! The second was good food with my family. And the last? The last meant setting up Christmas decorations while my mother watched The Sound of Music followed by our choice of Christmas Vacation. Do you set up holiday decorations over the Thanksgiving weekend in your home?
When I was younger this tradition involved cutting down our own tree, trimming it out and of course decking the rest of the halls in our home. Since I'm one of the only Ohdeedoh writers without children, I think about this old tradition often. Do I carry it on still? Sadly, no. It always seems like a lot of work for just two people to enjoy. Things are for sure more fun with kids around and I know that was the same feeling that always kept my mother untangling yard after yard of shiny garland that I had rolled up so poorly the year before.
What about your family? Do your traditions match those from your childhood or have you started your own? Do you wait until closer to the end of December to decorate or start the festivities early on so you can enjoy them longer? Let us know in the comments below!
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