More Ohio Christmas

More Ohio Christmas
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I can’t be sure of when the 12 days of Christmas starts, but for us it begins with our Family’s party. We have it on a Saturday night before Dec. 25th except we try and not make it the 24th because we know it’s important for people to be home with their families. Anyway it’s a time for a lot of our friends to join in the merriment of being together and having all the young children sing Chritmas carols and dance & play. Much like Mr. Fezziwig’s Christmas eve party in ‘A Christmas Carol’ Then we wait in hopes that it will snow before Christmas day, because we love having a White Christmas. Usually we get our wish. Christmas morning has a tradition of playing a board game called ‘Sorry’ before anybody can come downstairs to open the presents. It used to be when we were little that we found a present for our mom under our beds and we would bring it down with us so that we had something give to her. After the gifts are opened we get to have a nice breakfast, then we go to church. After that we usually like to play more games at home to enjoy each other’s company. A big dinner usually follows in the afternoon or evening to finish the day.

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