The 25 Days of Christmas



I am such a Holiday Nut.  I guess it comes from my background; elementary school, home, friends, etc.  I have always celebrated holidays—even the obscure ones like Arbor Day. 

So a tradition that I REALLY enjoy during Christmas is the “25 Days of Christmas”, ostensibly since Christmas falls on the 25th of December I begin on December 1.  Every day I do something slightly different and pick up pace on the 13th (so I can include the “12 Days of Christmas”…more on that later).

OK.  Here is the plan and how we roll here in Arizona:

December 1 – Made 5 dozen cookies, mixed bag of gingerbread, sugar, and chocolate chip.  Took a batch and “Ding Dong Ditched” a neighbor.

December 2 – Put up Christmas Lights

December 3 – Went to #3 Daughter’s Christmas Choral concert, came home and did homemade crafts.

December 4 – Went Christmas Tree shopping.  Bought an 8 foot Noble Fir.

December 5 – Went to a Christmas breakfast party where Santa came and gave kids candy canes.

December 6 – Made stained-glass cookies with the neighbors and “Ding Dong Ditched” another neighbor.  It was our neighbors first time making cookies and DDD’ing someone.  It was a blast!

December 7 – Watched ‘Elf’, made some hot cocoa and decorated the tree with popcorn.

December 8 – Youngest daughter has a Christmas choir concert.  Then Gingerbread House making with neighbors!

Day 9 — My 8 year old son and 10 year old daughter stopped arguing for 1 hour while they build a Gingerbread house.  The finished product is below:


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One response to “The 25 Days of Christmas

  1. susi

    this is sweet 🙂

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