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Christmas Eve Memories & Traditions

It’s hard to believe that next week is Christmas Eve! It seems like we wait all year long for Christmas to be here, and then all of a sudden, it’s here! There are many ways that people celebrate Christmas Eve but today, I’m sharing a few of our Christmas Eve Memories & Traditions that make our holiday celebrations special.

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Christmas Eve Memories & Traditions

Christmas Eve Memories & Traditions

A few years ago, my daughter’s 4th-grade class learned the Christmas poem “The Night Before Christmas“. When we visited my 94-year-old Grandma that year, I was able to record the two of them quoting the classic poem.

As we think about Christmas Eve, I thought it would be special to reshare this so we can all enjoy it again! This video clip is special to me for several reasons:

  • I love seeing the two of them working together to quote this lengthy poem.
  • I love the fact that my kids and their great-grandmother had such a wonderful relationship.
  • I love the fact that we were able to celebrate together with my kids and Grandma for so many years.

As I was thinking about Christmas Eve, I started thinking about different things we have done over the past few years.  One year we took four generations through Lights under Louisville and Grandma led us all in trying to quote this poem. What fun memories we got to share during that long van drive as we waited in lines to see the Christmas lights.


Some people spend Christmas Eve going to midnight candlelight services, while others stay home and read the Christmas Story and sing carols.  A few years ago, I received this Christmas book called “Twas the Evening of Christmas“.  What a neat way to celebrate Christmas Eve with the kids in your life!

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How do you celebrate Christmas Eve? However you are spending the day, I wish you the best of the season and pray you can remember the real reason we celebrate the Christmas holiday!

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  1. Sharon, these videos are priceless! Sadie even managed to poke her head into the picture for a moment. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to all of you!

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