Traditions -- old and new -- that you celebrate

I make a really good sugar cookie - I’ll have to make some and post the recipe!!! They are not that fancy though!!! :cookie:


4 years ago I would still bake away, 2-3 sorts a day, and 5 days in a roll. Because I had recipes with yolk or only the egg white, and then I would always use it up with looking for a recipe that fits.
Now I wished I had made pictures … LOL But I only made cookies until morning.


:jamaica:Jamaican Rum Cake - Christmas a must! :blush:
Aka: Black Rum Cake


YES that’s one of my favorites, Bing Crosby and David Bowie!!


I stumbled over this World Christmas Trivia, there are really some good questions for everyone. and you can learn new things!
Have fun finding the answers, do not cheat :rofl:


how about Christmas giving(and yes daily) this story is an old one, but it is just as good today as it was yesterday, I really hope you get blessed just by reading it and “pass it on”

Melissa Schrader · tfg2016t988uptl1rhud4 ·

The Christmas Coat

An old boy was fumblin around one day

In a women’s clothing store

He’d found his wife a Christmas coat

And was headed for the door

When he bumped into a little boy

That looked like he was lost

And he said “Mister can you help me

Find out how much something costs?

Here it is almost Christmas

And the nights are gettin cold

Winter time is on us

And my mom don’t have a coat

I’ve been workin for the neighbors

And saving for a time”

And in his tiny outstretched hand

Was a dollar and a dime

His gaze went from that big eyed boy

To that pretty Christmas coat

And he finally cleared away the lump

That had gathered in his throat

He said “Son

that’s just what this coat costs

We’re lucky that we found ‘er”

And he turned around and gave a wink

To the lady at the counter

She put it in a pretty box

And wrapped it up just so

And went off in the back

And found a big red Christmas bow

He said “ I thank you for your help sir

And I kindly thank you ma’am

I hope y’all are gonna have a big Christmas

Cause now I know I am”

Well the old boy walked home busted

Except for the dollar and the dime

Thinkin he’d just have to buy

The coat another time

He told his wife that Christmas this year

Wouldn’t be much fun

And he gently took her in his arms

And told her what he’d done

She said “ why you old softie

I wouldn’t trade you for a farm

I’ve got two or three old coats

And your love to keep me warm “

She put that money in a matchbox

And placed it beneath their tree

And said “that is the grandest gift

You’ve ever given me”

The years went by like years will do

When people are in love

Their marriage was a golden bond

That was forged by God above

Then one day came some bitter news

That filled his heart with fright

The doctor told the old man’s wife

That she was going to lose her sight

He said “there’s an operation we can do

But it puts me on the spot

Cause it’s a quite complex procedure

And it’s going to cost a lot”

The old man said “doctor I’m a failure

I’ve made no preparation

We don’t have the money

For that kind of an operation “

The doctor got the strangest look

And he sat there for a while

And then he slowly nodded

And he broke out in a smile

He said “ why sir you can’t fool me

You’re a very wealthy man

You long ago invested

In the world’s best savings plan

I’ll see she gets the best of care

She’s going to be just fine

And the total cost to you old friend

Is a dollar and a dime”

The old man stared in disbelief

Then he recognized that smile

The one he’d seen those years ago

On a loving thoughtful child

He said “what you gave to me that day

Was more than just a coat

You gave me the gift of giving

And you gave my mother hope

My mother’d been mistreated

Neglected and abused

But she gave life just one more chance

And it was all because of you

Now every year she takes that coat

And lays it beneath our tree

It represents to us the things

That Christmas ought to be

She says that when we leave this world

For a better home someday

The only things that we’ll take with us

Are the things we gave away “

From “the mindless ramblings of a senile old hermit”

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas

I got about 6 right, oh my goodness!!!


:dizzy::christmas_tree:Christmas :christmas_tree::dizzy:Lights, & Decorations! :wink::christmas_tree::dizzy:
And (*❛‿❛)→ :point_down:t5:
Video is 39:40


a Christmas walk? sounds awesome!!


wouldn’t it be great to start this as a tradition, just bring me a good mystery



Christmas Music is one of my favorite traditions - I am singing this year! Only one song but luckily - I know it!!!


yes silently playing in the background while I am doing things (reading, crocheting, watching the dramas, doing genealogy)


heres another one to break tradition, also a reminder, someone worse off than we are!


we should never be too busy to be kind, caring, giving, patient, loving. the best thing to give is love:two_hearts::two_hearts:


forgot about these guys, do y’all have anything like this going around the holidays?




The 2nd truck picture just reminded me of the movie “Duel” (1971) where the truck was chasing a business man driver. The truck did not have any design just plain, but the movie was intense!

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There is a truck that comes through our neighborhood every year that is all lit up with Christmas lights like that one. They also play music and have Santa Claus riding on the back, waving at anyone who happens to be out as they pass by.


heres one I have forgotten about, we do have a Santa train too
don’t know if it is still around though


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Holiday Punch :tropical_drink: Video is 9:54


To all of you all over this planet, if you celebrate Christmas or that sort, have wonderful festivities with your families if you can, enjoy good times even if it’s just lightning a candle and having deep thoughts or conversation with your loved ones, or sipping on something and eating something sweet. :christmas_tree::pray::candle::clinking_glasses: - Merry Christmas :star2:
I’ll be with my kids and grandkids eating Raclette and BBQ platter.


Merry Christmas everyone!
Enjoy the time that is given to us even in these circumstances. Stay healthy.
I’ll be with my Mom, and we were craving potato salad and wiener, so we will have it tonight. Watching the internet stream of a Christmas mass from a church in our town, singing some songs like we already did in the past days.