Blogmas Day 1: My Favorite Christmas Traditions!

Yes guys, it’s time to start Blogmas!!! Better yet, it’s Friday so what better day to start this?! I’ve watched so many of my favorite YouTubers do vlogmas every year and I always look forward to their Christmas inspired videos throughout December. I just recently found out that there’s a BLOGmas and I immediately knew I wanted to try it. I’ve never done a post every single day for almost a month straight before, so I will try my best to keep this as consistent as possible and try to post everyday until December 25th. I thought I would start this blogging venture off with a list of my most memorable Christmas traditions, whether that’s with friends or family! Hope you enjoy!

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  1. Driving around looking at Christmas lights: This is one of the oldest traditions my family and I have. Ever since I can remember we have this tradition of driving around different neighborhoods searching for the house with the most amazing lights. We’ve seen some crazy houses that sync their lights to a radio station and put on the most amazing show.
  2. Watching It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve: This is something we do without fail every year. One the sun goes down, we pop in the DVD of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and enjoy the fireplace and glowing Christmas tree.
  3. Making the best hot chocolate you’ll ever have: Hot chocolate is one of my favorite beverages EVER and when Christmas rolls around, my addiction worsens. I’ll be honest, I go the easy route and use the prepackaged hot chocolate mix from Nestle, but I kind of love it lol! I put a load of whipped cream on the top with cinnamon and a mini candy cane to give a more peppermint taste. It is seriously to die for and packed with Christmasy flavor!
  4. Christmas day with the fam: Of course, my favorite tradition is spending time on Christmas day with my extended family. We host Christmas at my house, so a lot of preparation goes into one day. My parents cook, the kids run around playing with their newly acquired Christmas toys, and we all enjoy conversations with each other all day.
  5. Listening to Christmas bops all month long: This one is definitely a given. No one can get away from the best Christmas music during this time of year. With songs from Elvis, Mariah Carey, and the Pentatonix, you can’t help but get in the holiday mood!
  6. Ice skating: Since I live in a place that does not get remotely cold, we have to go to an ice rink to get anywhere near snow. I’ve gone ice skating the past few years and even though I am absolutely horrible at it, it’s still extremely fun to bundle up and lace up the skates!

What Christmas traditions do you have? If you live somewhere that gets cold and snowy, what do you like to do during this time of year? Talk to you guys tomorrow for Blogmas Day 2!

Let’s connect, I don’t bite!

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34 Comments

  1. December 1, 2017 / 9:31 am

    AHHHH LOVED THIS! SO IN THE SPIRIT!!

    • December 1, 2017 / 9:35 am

      thanks so much! glad I could kick it off with a major christmas vibe! xx

  2. December 1, 2017 / 9:34 am

    I love this soooo much!! I’m so excited for Blogmas too!!!

    • December 1, 2017 / 9:36 am

      aw thanks so much! and yay get ready for sooo much more christmas content!!

  3. December 1, 2017 / 9:44 am

    Ahhhh the ice skating…This is a must every year :D! I am really happy that, although you are not living in a really cold area, you still find time and place to do that, because the experience is more than amazing! <3
    And we are really excited and looking forward to the next blogmas days!! <3

    • December 1, 2017 / 9:48 am

      thanks so much! sometimes i do wish i lived somewhere colder so I could do that everyday, and then I remember I’m a complete wimp when it comes to the cold, lol! it’s such a beautiful experience though so I’m glad I can do it once a year! thanks for stopping by! xx

  4. December 1, 2017 / 10:09 am

    I love to drive around looking at holiday lights, how cool that some houses link it to music! always fun to go ice skating as well, even if it’s at an ice rink! 😄

    • December 1, 2017 / 10:12 am

      yeah the house that does music with lights its simply amazing! i don’t know how they do it! and yes ice skating is definitely a fun tradition! xx

  5. December 1, 2017 / 10:09 am

    Awesome! It doesn’t get cold where I live either!

    • December 1, 2017 / 10:13 am

      hahaha then you definitely get where I’m coming from!

      • December 1, 2017 / 10:35 am

        Yes, for sure!

  6. December 1, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I think you need to do at least 2 more posts on our Christmas traditions because I think we have about 200 of them hahaha. Looking at Christmas lights is still one of my favorites and of course “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of the best movies ever made. Looking forward to all your posts.

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:31 am

      yeah we have way too many to count! thanks!

    • December 1, 2017 / 11:31 am

      oh my gosh its one of the best films EVER! such a classic! xx

  7. December 1, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Just noticed you changed your header logo for Christmas…love it!!!

  8. December 1, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I just love this post! I love all your traditions, I plan on doing a traditions post too! They’re just so much fun to write about and share with others, all yours make me feel so cozy and happy! I’m hoping to do Blogmas too, I think it will be super fun! Looking forward to reading yours 🙂

    • December 1, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      aw thank you so much! christmas traditions are so important to me! you should definitely try out blogmas i love reading everyone’s posts!

  9. December 1, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Sledding is the best! Didn’t really get any snow last year and I had just had a baby. Hopefully this year we will get snow And enough to take the kids out! 🙂

    • December 1, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      that sounds so fun! and wow congratulations, I’m sure that will be an amazing experience for your baby!!

  10. December 2, 2017 / 7:48 am

    mmm this has made me want hot chocolate! xx

    • December 2, 2017 / 9:12 am

      hahaha me too girl!

  11. December 4, 2017 / 5:20 am

    I love how everyone has lights set up this time of year! It makes me so happy lol. And jamming out to Christmas songs and watching Christmas movies really help me to get in the spirit. I’ve been ice skating once in my life and I was awful at it lol. Just never really got the chance to experience it unfortunately.

    • December 4, 2017 / 7:06 am

      the lights make me so happy too! my roommates and i drove around the other night looking at them! and girl i’m not good at ice skating either hahaha it’s so difficult😂😂😂

      • December 4, 2017 / 7:11 am

        Oh I love them 💜 that’s always a fun thing to do! And it is difficult! Hahah the one time I did ice skate I got lucky and my friend and I were the only ones at the rink. I could barely function on the skates 😂😂 I had to use a walker half the time, or I was holding onto the sides of the rink 😂

        • December 4, 2017 / 7:43 am

          hahah that’s so lucky! i usually have to hold onto the sides too lol😂

  12. December 4, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Loved this reading!!

  13. December 8, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Loving the stockings! I see my extended family on Christmas day too but it’s always very stressful because there are so many people to cook for and please x

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:58 am

      i definitely understand that haha there’s a lot of us that end up at our house😂

    • December 22, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      sounds like a great post thanks for leaving a link!

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