Did your family or friends also celebrate other traditions during the holidays such as Hanukkah or Kwanzaa? Did your immigrant ancestors have holiday traditions form their native country which they retained or perhaps abandoned?
If you haven't read them already, I invite you to read "Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories No. 6: Santa Claus" and "Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories No. 2: Holiday Foods" to see how our family incorporated the Festival of St. Nicholas into our holiday celebrations. Also, stay tuned for "Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories No. 18: Christmas Stockings."
This post is a part of the "Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories" meme created in 2007 by Thomas and Jasia. You, too, can write your own Christmas memories, either for your personal journal or blog. Visit Geneabloggers to participate and to read others' posts on these topics.