I promise that this is the last one, but I had to put this post up after binge watching WAY TOO MANY Hallmark movies (even though there is no such things as too many!).
This is a strange Holiday Season for me… New job, my parents have moved away, etc. So, it doesn’t look as though I’ll get much of a family Christmas this year. Although, I feel like Christmas traditions have been slipping away in years passed.
We JUST put up our Christmas tree
When I was younger we would have to wait upstairs until my Papa (Grandfather) arrived. Then we would all open presents together and have a big Christmas Breakfast.
In later years, we would go to my parents’ house after any family stuff. We would open presents then and my older sister and I would go out to a dive bar nearby that was always open and have some drinks together.
This year, with my parents moved over 3 hours away and both of my sisters with children and family on there own, there doesn’t seem to be much going on.
Watching all of these Hallmark movies reminds me of all of those traditions that used to exist. It makes me wonder if they still do exist somewhere!
1. The token Snowball Fight
Now, this happens in literally EVERY Hallmark Christmas movie. The random snowball fight (usually between someone who loves Christmas and nomeone who doesn’t… Sometimes with their kids thrown in) until the “soon to be” couple fals in the snow laughing together. Classic.
2. The Christmas cookies.
They ALWAYS have to bake cookies! I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so this was never a tradition in my family. But, it still looks like fun!
Seriously, does anyone still do this?? It seems so awkward to stand in front of a stranger’s house signing at them.
5. Last (but definitely not least) putting up the decorations!!
This is always a huge Hallmark movie tradition (in the new movies this is mixed with some blatant product placement…. Good job, Hallmark. 😅) It’s usually paired with music, cocoa and pie.