Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Traditions

Growing up, my family's tradition was to open all our presents on Christmas Eve. Rumor has it this was because my father was unable to wait until Christmas morning. We did save the stockings for the next morning, though.

This year, we'll be celebrating another Christmas Eve tradition, The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian-American meal of many seafood courses that celebrates the midnight birth of the baby Jesus. We're not hosting this magnificent dinner, we're strictly guests, thanks to the generosity of another family who is opening their home to us. I am providing my world famous tiramisu, however.

What Christmas Eve traditions does your family observe?


  1. Those sound like fun traditions. At this point, I don't really have any traditions to mention. Sometimes we open one gift, but not every year. We're just playing it by ear.

    Have fun at your Feast and have an awesome holiday. =o)

  2. Wait...did you know Tiramisu is my FAVORITE dessert? When I come visit, you have to promise to make some.