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Different Family Traditions

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Different Family Traditions

Gabby Armstrong, Editor

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It’s the most wonderful time of year. Christmas is only a few days away! This widely celebrated holiday is honored in many different ways.  Families around the world have their own distinct way of celebrating Christmas, whether it be giving gifts, gathering at the table, decorating the house, and much more. A popular, and to some, the highlight of Christmas, is picking out a real tree; however junior Mattea Spaeth said, “We used to get a  real tree, but it got too messy. We are lazy.” Another tradition that some families participate in is the hanging of Christmas stockings. This holds true throughout the Spaeth household. After decorating, the next thing people prepare for is the Christmas meal. When gathering at the table, not only is the feast a highlight, but also the seasonal beverages are just as important. Many enjoy a good glass of virgin eggnog; however that’s not the case for Mattea, for she is lactose intolerant. For those who are lactose intolerant, Mattea Spaeth said, “10/10 recommend salted caramel hot chocolate. It’s so good!” After you have filled your belly, for most, that means it’s time to open gifts. Gifts are often the most anticipated part of the celebration. Some like to gift toys, video games, or cash, while others choose to give more practical or homemade gifts. In the Spaeth household, Grandpa Lowell enjoys giving the annual gift of food. This benefits the entire family, including their four legged fur baby.  Whether or not your family has traditions, have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

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