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PaulaLeDuigou Is Sharing Her Holiday Traditions

Screen Shot 2013-12-11 at 6.48.00 PMWhat is your favorite holiday tradition?
My little brother and I share who will host Thanksgiving and Christmas. We live about 2 hours from one another, and I love the drive to his home. I feel so much like its an “over the river and through the woods” moment, mainly because we have to travel through so many farms to get there. I like that on some occasions I get to cook and fuss, and then the next year I relax. I think that I get the best of both because we do this.

What’s your favorite holiday food?
At Thanksgiving, its the turkey and all the fixings. Its the only time of year that I get that particular combination. At Christmas, its roast beef. We cook up a big roast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Super awesome comfort food that winds down the holiday perfectly.

What do you love most about the season?
Thanksgiving is wonderful just because we are all together, and the only stress was whether to have 2 or 3 pies for dessert. Christmas is the music. Certain songs bring back memories of people that are no longer with us, and places that I have lived before. It reminds me of my son when he was 2 years old and was singing Rudolph at the top of his lungs. And Silent Night is Midnight Mass with all of us singing and lighting candles.

What is your favorite childhood holiday memory?
My favorite memory is of my brothers and me getting up at 3:00 am to sneak down and look at the tree and the presents. We weren’t allowed to be up but we couldn’t wait to see what was under the tree.

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Always!! I grew up in NY and it seems rare that we didn’t have snow at Christmas. Plus, my favorite movie is “White Christmas” So I might as well continue the theme!

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  • Susan52

    Your memories brought back some of my own. I love thinking back to our “over the river and through the woods” holidays. Have a Merry Christmas!

  • getmoreinfo

    Nice childhood holiday memories, thanks for sharing.

  • d-artist

    What endearing memories!

  • partybuzz

    Thanks for sharing your memories. Merry Christmas!

  • grammieo

    Ahh yes Midnight mass with the church in darkness until the candles are lit! Christmas carols and all those wonderful memories, thanks for sharing them with me.

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