We're throwing back Thursday a day early. Our family's tradition is having the oldest male in attendance read The Night Before Christmas after dinner on Christmas Eve. As a child, it was always my grandfather. Then the honor was passed to my dad who passed the duty on to my brother in law. I have spent two years away from my family on Christmas Eve and both of those years, I
These days, I always tear up just a little during the reading as I remember past Christmas's and loved ones who are missing from our lives, but it's the one tradition I refuse to ever give up. It would be painful to skip the Christmas tree and the special holiday foods and the gift giving & receiving but I could live through it if necessary. I would not survive if someone didn't read me The Night Before Christmas.
So, that being said,
Happy Christmas to all