We recently ran a contest on our Facebook page asking you to share your favorite holiday traditions.  We got an impressive number of responses and thought it would be fun to share!   Here are the top 20 things our readers will be doing to celebrate the holidays.   How many have you done so far?  Maybe it will inspire you to add a new tradition in your family. 

  1. Drinking egg nog and decorate the tree
  2. Making paper rings to count down the days until Christmas
  3. Find the Elf every morning with your children
  4. Spending time with family good food, lots of love & appreciation for what we already have....
  5. Volunteer at a community center, the kids donate one toy of theirs that is in really good condition, and we help feed those less fortunate than us.
  6. Watching A Christmas Story on Christmas Eve and eat meatloaf, red cabbage, and mashed potatoes for dinner - The Parker family (from A Christmas Story) special.
  7. Making hand print ornaments
  8. Going to Radio City
  9. Host a Christmas party and have Santa make an appearance
  10. Get dressed in PJ’s to drive around to see the Christmas lights
  11. Make and decorate gingerbread houses
  12. Baking Christmas cookies and singing Christmas carols
  13. Sitting by the fire drinking hot chocolate
  14. Ride the Polar Express
  15. Having family time and going on vacation to see Christmas in other parts of the world
  16. Making Christmas crafts with the kids to give as gifts to family
  17. Leave out the cookies, milk, and a note for Santa and carrots for the reindeer
  18. Watch every Christmas movie you can find
  19. Visiting Santa at Macy's Herald Square
  20. Seeing the magic of Christmas in the eyes of my child