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A few years back my mom and I began our tradition of Annual Mother Daughter Christmas Cookie Day.  We bake and bake for a whole day, ice the cookies, make them pretty and share them!  This year our Annual Day actually fell on National Cookie Day.  We thought that was quite appropriate.

Our beautiful cookies after a productive Christmas Cookie Day 2010! I think we both look a bit tired after a long day of baking.

This year with a very active two year old who also loves to bake we added a new addition by inviting my cousin’s daughter to participate (translation – help corral a certain two year old).  I think he ate at least a couple of cupfuls of powdered sugar.  And I think my cousin’s daughter also probably ate a cookie or two too many (translation – tummy ache) 🙂

This year we baked your traditional sugar cookie cutouts, Oh Henry bars, spritz cookie press cookies, chocolate covered pretzel rods – and new this year – the hubby contributed some of his famous no bake cookies to the mix.

We all had a great time and I love that we have our tradition.  These are the memories and tradition you pass down from one generation to another.  I’d love to hear what some of your favorite Christmas holiday traditions are.  Please share by leaving a comment!

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Stores are hustling and bustling, even at 9am on a Monday morning.  Shelves are getting emptier at retailers around the area, and some are still trying to figure out what the perfect gift is for a loved one.

It’s the week when we pull out the Christmas traditions that one holds dear, and when we celebrate the birth of our dear savior Jesus Christ.

For me, Christmas week means the movie “White Christmas.”  I’ve already watched it 3 times, but will watch it again, and maybe even more than that.

There’s just something about that movie!  I think it’s the costumes, the dancing and the wish for a white Christmas.  Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby – AMAZING!

When I was little a white Christmas was so exciting.  Now, I just worry, will we make it to visit family, will my husband be able to spend the day with us.

It looks like this year we’ll get rain, which is good for the practical side of my mind, but a white Christmas just is transforming to the holiday.  It makes it feel like CHRISTMAS!

Whether your week of Christmas is white or full of green grass, don’t forget to take time out for your favorite holiday traditions, and make some time for yourself, even if it’s to take a couple of hours to watch an old favorite holiday movie.

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