According to the dictionary, a tradition is “an inherited, established or customary pattern.” In other words, it’s something that you do the same way every year. The holidays are full of traditions. Some people put up their Christmas tree on the same day every year. Some people eat the same foods for Hannukah every year. You get the picture.
Most traditions are normal and well. . . traditional. But for today’s Writing Prompt, I want to hear about some of your wacky traditions. You know, the strange stuff that nobody else does, but for some reason, you always HAVE to do at the holiday time.
I don’t remember when I started this, but every year, I do all my wrapping on the same day. I gather up all the presents that I’ve bought for people. I pull out all my gift wrap, ribbon, scissors and tape. . . and then I put on the Pride and Prejudice movie. Not the short one with Keira Knightley, but the 5-hour version and I watch the whole thing while I wrap. Don’t ask me why. I couldn’t tell you. But it just doesn’t feel like Christmas for me until I’m sitting on the floor surrounded by boxes and gift wrap, watching a really long Jane Austen movie that has nothing to do with Christmas!
What about you? What are your unusual holiday rituals that you do every year? Tell us in the Comments. Maybe I’ll get some good ideas for a new tradition!