When you think back to your childhood, was there something you always did around Christmas? I know for our family, we always went the first weekend of December to get a real Christmas tree and decorated it the next day.

For Christmas, our parents always got us a new Nutcracker – year after year, the Nutcracker was different, but the sentimental feeling always felt the same.

Whether you make a special family recipe or go caroling every year, traditions always make you really feel Christmas Spirit.

Here are some wonderful Christmas Traditions you can try, and remember, you are never too old to start new traditions.

Decorate the Christmas Tree

Make homemade Christmas Cards

“Hide the Pickle”
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Watch the performance of the Nutcracker Ballet

Decorate a Gingerbread House

Elf on the Shelf
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Look at Christmas Lights

Bake cookies and leave them for Santa

Teach your Children Gratitude
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Watch the tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in NYC

Go Ice Skating

Watch a Christmas Movie
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What’s your Christmas Tradition? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!