Tuesday, December 23, 2008


At Christmastime here in the Pop nest we have a Christmas tradition. I don’t know exactly when it started, it was at least 15 years ago. On Christmas eve morning we get up, have breakfast and then the tradition begins. Mr. Pop bakes about four dozen chocolate chip Tollhouse cookies with lots of walnuts in them. Last year was the only exception due to our being at over at Sanibel at the beach.

The aroma of those cookies baking fills this house for the rest of the day. Of course as the official taste tester, I have cookie crumbs on my lips most of the day as well. Eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies before noon is such a delightful sin. Oh, so good!

Are there any Christmas traditions that are near and dear to your heart?


Blogger Fixer said...

At Casa de la Fixer, our Christmas celebration usually involves Jews outnumbering Christians by about 2 to 1.

For us, it's a good excuse to get together with family.

December 23, 2008 2:36 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

we almost always have sausage rolls & orange juice, coffee ,milk, cocoa when opening Christmas gifts

December 23, 2008 6:40 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

I'm having to come up with all new traditions, now that I'm a gay divorcee. Perhaps Mr. Pop could bring me some cookies? I'd be happy to get used to that!

December 23, 2008 7:25 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I've been trying to start the tradition of canceling Xmas-themed travel, but that ain't going so well. ;-)

December 23, 2008 8:08 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Everything about Christmas is a tradition. Family...Food...it is all good!

December 23, 2008 11:21 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

christmas eve dinner of tamales (home made of course), and a soup course featuring fresh oyster stew.

it's a cross cultural celebration, the tamales are mexican and part of the apache tradition, the oyster stew comes from me da's side of the family.

December 23, 2008 1:35 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

We make cookies for Santa on Xmas eve and then munch on the leftovers while we open gifts ;o) love the holidays ;o)

December 23, 2008 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We eat Chinese and go see a movie, if there's something good on.

December 23, 2008 5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Spartacusland. We start with my wife's relatives and take our annual press conference picture of the 15 siblings spawned by her, her two sisters and three brothers. Then we go to my parents house in New Jersey for Christmas Day for another round of large family gatherings. Happy holidays to you, Mr. PoP and Fred!

December 24, 2008 7:13 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

DCup -- a woman after my own heart!

I'm starting a new tradition this year -- not having family nearby:
I ordered Chinese today [in case the restaurant is closed tomorrow] enough to munch on for 2 or 3 days. And tomorrow, I'm gonna check out the movies nearby.

December 24, 2008 12:29 PM  
Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Getting dragged out of bed at 5:00 a.m.

I'm not particularly fond of that tradition.

December 26, 2008 1:47 PM  

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