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kinworm Is Sharing Her Holiday Traditions

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What is your favorite holiday tradition?
On Christmas Eve, we all get comfortable on the sofa with warm blankets, hot mugs of cocoa and put on a family Christmas themed DVD to watch if there is nothing we fancy on the TV. Christmas Eve is really the start of the Holiday season for me because that’s when we finally get time to all sit down and make time for each other – and it’s also when we start tucking in to the treats too!

What’s your favorite holiday food?
Christmas pudding (a British tradition which is a bit like a hot fruit cake – often laden with alcohol!) is my absolute favorite. My parents fed this to me for my very first Christmas and I loved it so much that I was a little ill afterwards but it never put me off. I love it served with brandy butter.

What do you love most about the season?
It’s family time. My husband works very long hours but he always has 2 or 3 weeks off over the Christmas period which really helps to compensate. It’s just having a real quality of time with my most cherished friends and family.

What is your favorite childhood holiday memory?
My childhood dog Basil (an Airedale Terrier) was a very cheeky chap. One year, he managed to let himself into the lounge where our Christmas tree was and he helped himself to all the chocolates that he could reach on the tree. The funny thing was that he managed to chew off and spit out all the foil wrappers so the sight we were met with the next day was just of a floor littered with glittering little bits of foil. I loved that dog and that’s one of my best memories of him.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Oh yes. We rarely get a white Christmas because we live in an area that doesn’t get very much snow. We’re more likely to get snow in April than Christmas Day. But snow makes it very magical indeed.

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  • kinworm

    Thank you for sharing my holiday traditions :)

  • Susan52

    Love the dog story and reading about all your traditions. Merry Christmas!

    • kinworm

      Thank you, Susan. Merry Christmas to you too :)

  • getmoreinfo

    What a wonderful holiday dinner photo, I love it. Thanks Kinworm for sharing your holiday traditions with us.

    • kinworm

      Thank you for stopping by. That was from our Christmas meal last year. I hope this one is just as lovely.

  • cercis70

    That is one great photo!

    • kinworm

      Thank you. It is a reminder of all the fun we shared.

    • LoreleiCohen

      She made me hungry. Now I’ll be craving turkey for the next two weeks.

  • LoreleiCohen

    Your dog eating the chocolates off the tree so brought back a rush of memories for me. Christmas is such a wonderful time for memories. I hope your holiday season is absolutely amazing.

  • Max_Globe

    When I was a child my cat used to steal my chocolates! Thanks for warm memories!

  • aredey

    how nice the
    Holiday Traditions is!

  • adventuretravelshop

    I love the photo too. I can’t wait till Christmas can you! Merry Christmas everyone.

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