Christmas Traditions and Stories
Christmas Peekers Christmas Story
One week before Christmas 1957, my two brothers and I were excited
and anxious to see what was in the few meager packages under our
spindly Christmas tree, adorned in silver icicle-tinsel, and
homemade colored garland rings we children fashioned at school.
The perfect opportunity to peek into our gifts arose when Mom and Dad had a bowling tournament to attend one evening that week. I was to be left in charge because I was the eldest at twelve, my brothers, eleven and six. We knew just how long our parents would be away, so we secretly devised a plan the night before they were to leave. We contrived to open all our gifts and then re-wrap them before their return after bowling.
Spitting in our hands and shaking on it, we made a pact never to
tell a soul or we’d most likely get the punishment we deserved. The
plan was set in motion when the folks left the house. We opened our
gifts, played with them, then returned each to their designated
boxes, carefully rewrapping every item and replacing the cute,
little Santa nametags. We thought we had pulled off the perfect
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My vote is to have Christmas traditions all year round. You see at
Christmas time most people at least the ones I have met, always change just a
little for the better around Christmas. I do not know whether or not it is the
great yuletide Christmas carols, the festive atmosphere everywhere you go, or just some
hidden part in all of us that screams out,
The feeling of the Christmas holidays is truly all about family, friends and celebrating all things good.
The Lord's birthday is swiftly coming
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Christmas traditions are fast becoming a family way of life.