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Our Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year AND the most stressful.  All the shopping, wrapping, shipping and baking leaves me overwhelmed and more “Grinch-like” than grateful. Which is why I’m thankful we have some family Christmas traditions that remind me to slow down and enjoy the holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas each year, as a family. Christmas Movies Several years ago, we realized that we enjoyed watching the same Christmas movies over and over each year.  Like Elf, The Santa Clause (1, 2, and 3), Home Alone, The Christmas Story, and Christmas Vacation. So we bought copies of our favorite movies and we start watching them the day after Thanksgiving.  It feels like the beginning of Christmas season once we watch our first Christmas movie.  This year, Sophia and I added the Hallmark Channel into our movie rotation so we never run out of options for Christmas movies!…