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Eastern Washington Christmas!

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Eastern Washington Christmas! normandale I live in a small town in Washington State. I feel like we have a pretty unique Christmas tradition and thought I would share! On Christmas Eve (this is the unique part, I think) my parents have a huge party where everyone they know is invited; friends, family, family-in-laws, neighbors, pastors,

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NJ 4th Grade UTES

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NJ 4th Grade UTES r.gillespie The most important foods we eat in New Jersey during the holidays are turkey, mashed potatoes, and veggies. Some activities we like to do are having parties, opening gifts, and talking to Santa. Several traditions that we have are hanging stockings and sledding. And finally, we like to decorate by

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NJ 4th Grade UTES

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NJ 4th Grade UTES r.gillespie A week before Christmas we hang stockings. My friends and I play Santa and hand out presents to people. All people open presents on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. We have a big family dinner on Christmas Eve. All the parents hang stockings on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day we open

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A Merry Christmas!

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A Merry Christmas! mary_444 I have always enjoyed Christmas ever since I was a little girl. There were always all the family members gathered at my grandparent’s house. We always took turns opening the presents, too. The kids would pass out the presents to our relatives who were there. This Christmas I have to work

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response to Michelle

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response to Michelle Marion Our 1st grade teachers are doing a project on Christmas around the world. They are studying Italy now. They have found that Italian families eat a meatless supper, pranzo della vigilia, which may include seafoods such as eel, cod, squid, octopus, and clams. I have not found an answer as to

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Christmas in Seattle

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Christmas in Seattle Laughs101 I love Christmas here in Seattle! Every year, we see the play “A Christmas Carol” at the ACT Theatre. It is cool because downtown is so pretty with all the Christmas decorations. We always get our tree at Westover Farm, which is near my house. They have great trees! We get

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A Missouri Christmas

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A Missouri Christmas barb Here in Missouri we celebrate like much of the US. We put up our tree a few weeks ahead of time so we can enjoy the pretty lites and colors. The children, although grown-up now still draw names and love to get together. The Christmas Story is read on Christmas Eve

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SCMS Christmas-Part 2

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SCMS Christmas-Part 2 Nan McNeill Karinzia’s Christmas: Christmas Eve my Grandmother lets me open my gifts before anyone else. That’s because I live with her and I go spend Christmas day with my mother and sister. Christmas Eve all of my family gathers together at my house for dinner. We have turkey and dressing, ham

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SCMS Christmas-Part 1

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SCMS Christmas-Part 1 Nan McNeill James G’s Christmas: My family celebrates Christmas by going to bed on Christmas Eve and getting up and opening some of our presents before Mom and Dad get up. Then we eat and after they get up we open the rest. We go see our Grandparents and we give them

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SCMS Christmas-Part 3

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SCMS Christmas-Part 3 Nan McNeill Tamara’s Christmas: We celebrate Christmas by giving everybody presents. We eat turkey, cake, other stuff with Papa, Graney, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, and brothers. We can eat and open presents at the same time. This year I don’t want presents. I want money. I am getting a nike ring. I

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Swedish Christmas Feast at Dad’s

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Swedish Christmas Feast at Dad’s deborah On Christmas Eve my sister and her family, my brother and his family, and myself and my family go to my father’s to a Swedish feast. We make our own headcheese two days before the feast and we have potato sausage, Swedish meatballs, lutefisk, bonust, lingonberries, cardamon buns, and

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One Final Christmas

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One Final Christmas BLEAU This, though the saddest, is also the most joyous of Christmas’ I can ever remember. Life has been good to me and my family. My wife and I have five wonderful and beautiful children along with the three greatest sons-in-law a family could ask for. Three are our own children and

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The Traveling Christmas

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The Traveling Christmas jonboy00 My Christmas is like every other child who has divorced parents. I start at my dad’s house, and then I travel to my mom’s. Both of my parents are remarried, so I am expecting lots of presents, most of which I don’t deserve. Even though I don’t deserve them, I will

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Jesus’ birthday

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Jesus’ birthday dbrodhead When I was a child we would celebrate by having a birthday party with a cake and candles for Jesus. As I grew up and now have my own children we carry on this tradition by buying a present for Jesus in the form of money to our church or buying presents

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Fish on Christmas Eve – Italian Tradition

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Fish on Christmas Eve – Italian Tradition carokee My family came to the USA in 1906 and we have never eaten meat on Christmas Eve. We always have fish, but only one kind. It is a dried salted cod fish that is called “bacalao.” The cod is soaked overnight and the water is changed often

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