Today I'm joining Amber and Neely's Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge where the topic is Favorite Holiday Traditions. Paul and I have enjoyed creating several Christmas traditions since we got married. First, we always watch Christmas Vacation sometime during the Thanksgiving weekend. Next, all 4 of us go to a local tree farm to select, cut down and purchase our Christmas Tree (aptly refered to as the Nelson Family Christmas Tree). We used to do this the Friday after Thanksgiving, but in the last few years we've waited until the first weekend in December. We spend most of the day the first Saturday in December getting our tree, putting it up and decorating it. We also put up our outside lights that weekend.
Last year we took the girls to see Santa for the first time, and that will become an annual tradition. Finally, we always take a drive around the neighborhood one evening to look at all the lights. And, of course, it wouldn't be the Christmas season without an eggnog latte from Starbucks!
One tradition I'm hoping to start this year is taking the girls to "Snowflake Lane" at the Bellevue Square Mall. They have a drum line and I don't remember what all else and I think there is fake snow or something.