Originally Posted by Daniel50
Your thoughts, we are first generation christians.
My family has a couple of traditions that we all look forward to. I grew up in a Christian home and I always knew why we celebrated Christmas, but when I became a mother I really wanted my children to understand how important it is to celebrate Christmas for what it is: Christ's birthday! Sooo..Christmas eve before the kids go to bed, we read the real Christmas story. Then in the morning before we open any presents, we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Another tradition that my husband & I have started is that we make enchiladas for our Christmas Eve dinner. My husband is chicano (US born, Mexican parents). The Mexican tradition is to make tamales, but neither my husband nor myself have nearly enough time or patience to spend an entire day in the kitchen making one meal...and we all LOVE enchiladas & hardly ever make them, so that has become our special meal.