Well, this holiday season has been marked by some unusual (but possibly new?) Christmas traditions. To begin with, my family celebrated our Christmas a weekend early. This makes the third year in a row that we've done this, and it works well. Because we celebrate early, everyone and all of their people are able to attend. And it's great.
Except... on the 25th there's sorta nothing to do. Weird.
After being cooped-up inside all day long on Christmas, hubby and I decided to take a walk around our neighborhood. We got to enjoy everyone's lights and decorations, but it was kinda eerie, walking around, alone. Seriously, there wasn't another soul out there! I guess that's what we should have expected at 5:30 on Christmas night. For some reason, that got hubby to thinking, and that's when it occurred to him that there was one place where we could be around other living, breathing people. At his realization, we were like two little, giddy kids. We hurried home, grabbed our car keys, and zoomed off toward the nearest Chinese food buffet. (Too bad they didn't sing Deck the Halls to us like in that Christmas movie). It was great!
I know it's silly and non-traditional, but we loved it. Maybe that'll be our new holiday tradition?