I have really grown up with a ton of Christmas traditions...probably beacuse my birthday is on Christmas Day so my mother really went 'all out' for the holidays (at least that's my story and I'm sticking with it). Last week the kid's school had one of our monthly cultural events (love that about our school & community). It was "Cookie & Cocoa"...a fab event complete with the arrival of Santa on a Fire Truck...a tradition here in Bowie, MD.
What really got me fired up about Christmas was seeing these plates of potato candy...Haven't had them in over 20 years but recall my mother, sister and I making them for the holidays...so I called her up and said it would be great for her to come and make them with my kids (especially since I don't have an oven LOL).
This is one tradition I can definitely say is my mother's. My Dad's is definitely the tree...which is up Ms Lisa...not one but two...and count'em two weeks before Christmas...(I prefer the two days before tradition)...more on this later after I take some pics.