Holidays come and go, but some things stay the same.  After reading about Luke Bryan's unique tradition, I started thinking about some that have stuck with us throughout the years.

Luke Bryan admitted that every year he has a pajama night and they eat chili dogs.  His mom even takes him shopping to make sure they have the right dogs, and buns, and everything.

"My mother comes up and we go shop. She makes me go shop with her so we have to pick out all the right stuff. We have to get the proper buns, the proper wieners. It’s very important. All beef wieners for the chili dog cooking. It’s a ritual. So, we’re eating chili dogs in pajamas. It’s special anytime you can come up with fun traditions and hold true to them, so cooking chili dogs in a onesie is pretty special." -- Luke Bryan

So I started thinking about our family, and the traditions that we used to have, and some that we still do.

When I was a kid, my mom and dad used to take us out to a nice dinner every Christmas Eve.  We used to go to a restaurant that was on the way home from visiting my grandma's house.  We would visit with her, then go to dinner.  Until one Christmas Eve when that restaurant was closed.  I'll never forget our deluxe Christmas Eve dinner at Burger King that year.  Even as bad as it seems at the time, we were all still together, and I wouldn't trade that memory for anything.  We had reservations every year after that.

After I got married and had kids of my own, we started to combine my family's traditions with my wife's.  She used to always get the family together at her grandma's house and have some cocktails and appetizers after church service.  So we have started to do that too.

But we are still looking for that tradition that we do that is "just us."  Something that our small family does every year that is something that just we do.  Do you have something like that?  Something that is unique to your family?


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