Christmas traditions – what’s Yours?

Christmas traditions are a wonderful past time.

Being empty nesters, some of our traditions have changed, but we still enjoy many modified ones. We now go to our daughter’s home for Christmas dinner. But we still enjoy seeing Christmas lights, movies, and music.

What are some of your traditions?

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Gerald (Rameumptom) Smith is a student of the gospel. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ when he was 16, he served a mission in Santa Cruz Bolivia (1978=1980). He is married to Ramona, has 3 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. Retired Air Force (Aim High!). He has been on the Internet since 1986 when only colleges and military were online. Gerald has defended the gospel since the 1980s, and was on the first Latter-Day Saint email lists, including the late Bill Hamblin's Morm-Ant. Gerald has worked with FairMormon, More Good Foundation, LDS.Net and other pro-LDS online groups. He has blogged on the scriptures for over a decade at his site: Joel's Monastery ( He has the following degrees: AAS Computer Management, BS Resource Mgmt, MA Teaching/History. Gerald was the leader for the Tuskegee Alabama group, prior to it becoming a branch. He opened the door for missionary work to African Americans in Montgomery Alabama in the 1980s. He's served in two bishoprics, stake clerk, high council, HP group leader and several other callings over the years. While on his mission, he served as a counselor in a branch Relief Society presidency.

5 thoughts on “Christmas traditions – what’s Yours?

  1. On Christmas Eve my family reads The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, with each of us taking a turn reading aloud.

  2. We do Advent each of the 4 Sunday’s preceding Christmas, reading the nativity story from the second chapter of Luke the first Sunday, the story of the shepherds the second Sunday, the story of the wise men (from Matthew) the third Sunday, and the story of the new star appearing in the land from the Book of Helaman on the fourth Sunday. We light the appropriate number of candles in our Advent wreath, take turns reading, and then extinguish the candles after our family prayer. On Christmas Eve, we read all four accounts again, lighting the fifth candle in the center of the wreath. Very simple, but we do it every year, & have for decades.

  3. My kids love that I continued the tradition of candy making started by my mother. Both fudge and peanut brittle invite family involvement. The fudge is beat with a paddle once cooled on the stone slab we bring in from the garage each year and place at the end of the counter. It begins with a taffy consistency then slowly thickens and lightens in color as it is beat until it sets hard. Once allowed to complete cool it is kneaded to achieve its final creamy smooth state.
    Peanut brittle is poured on the slab at 310 degrees, spread and turned quickly, and then with butter slathered hands pressed and flattened. This is done with quick motions (slaps for the tender) alternated with lifting the hands and rubbing palms together. When finished our palms are a nice rosy color.
    We have other religious oriented ones but this is the fun one for family.

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