It Starts With Coffee

Holiday Traditions and Activity Favorites: HFTH Blog Hop Day 3

Holiday · Life · December 2, 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure policy for more details.

Happy Wednesday friends! Today is day three of the Home For the Holidays Blog Hop! Make sure to link up with us each day and also to tweet, pin, and share on Facebook! The more the merrier 🙂

Click to tweet and help us spread the word! 
Tweet: Join the #HTFHbloghop and spread holiday cheer throughout the blogosphere! @neelykins @bransonmerrill @talkofthetrains
Grab a button! 
Home for the Holidays Blog Hop
<div align="center"><a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Home for the Holidays Blog Hop" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Home for the Holidays Blog Hop" style="border:none;" /></a></div>


The topic today is holiday traditions and activities! I figured I would share a few of my favorites holiday traditions from years past!

Our favorite activities include going to look at Highland Park Christmas Lights on Christmas Eve with hot cocoa. We always spend the entire month of December watching holiday movies especially Home Alone 1 and 2! Our favorites! We also go to Alamo Drafthouse each year to see the Home Alone Quote-Along. We wear our Christmas Jammies on Christmas Eve and to open gifts the next morning. We decorate the weekend before Thanksgiving. My two favorite ornaments are my engagement ring box that Andrew turned into an ornament (we got engaged a week before Christmas) and our yearly ornament with the year on it! Lastly we get A LOT of red cup drinks from Starbucks together all holiday season. My mom and I always see a movie together Christmas Day. Andrew comes if it’s a movie he wants to see. We have Beef Tenderloin for Christmas dinner and I look forward to that ALL YEAR!

Here are a few pics from the past two years!






Link up with us an share your favorite holiday traditions and activities! We would love to hear them!

  • Join the Conversation
  • Share
  • Subscribe
  • 16 thoughts on “Holiday Traditions and Activity Favorites: HFTH Blog Hop Day 3

    1. Tricia @ The Adventure List

      Awww those are some really awesome traditions. I love the little things in life that turn into traditions and make holidays more memorable. Both my kids are adults now and have chosen this year to throw all their childhood traditions out the window and start new adult traditions. Change is a good thing. We’ll see which ones last and which ones come back from the past.

    2. rachel

      We also have a similar tradition. Each year we add a new ornament to our christmas tree. We either buy a new one or make our own that reflects on our year. XO Happy Holidays

    3. Ashley

      Those are awesome traditions. I love how this season really brings out the traditionalist in so many people. I think it is incredibly important to have those memories. Great shirt by the way!

    4. Lauren White

      I love your traditions! My husband and I both love the Home Alone movies (1 and 2), so those are definitely on our list to watch this weekend! 🙂 I can’t wait to have a red cup and sit down and have a few good laughs!

    5. Kelly

      Aww, love this! How cute that he turned your engagement ring box into a Christmas ornament. What a nice memory to have throughout the years!


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *