‘Twas the night before Christmas in the late 1980’s with my lil sister, Gloria, (RIP my dear angel); then into the 1990’s with my grandmother (RIP Mama) was a tradition that is now continuing with my sons in the 2000’s. On Christmas Eve we pile into the car, turn on the radio; listening to Christmas carols while driving to “Santa Claus Lane” to see the “Christmas House” . I have pictures of my sons all giddy and excited when they were younger but now just looking at me like I have two heads and wanting to get home. One day, God willing this tradition will continue with their children.
Once home, I start drinking Egg Nog or wine, and wrap presents while watching my all time favorite movie another Christmas Eve tradition ~ 24 hour marathon of “A Christmas Story” – “you’ll shoot your eye out!”