by Deloris Pruitte
My Christmas tradition starts the day after Thanksgiving. I put up the tree and decorate it. Mom watches and my sisters and Dad decorate outside. Mom puts lights on the stair railings, and Delia makes desserts with Dad. We have two Christmas trees so you can tell we really like Christmas at our house, as all Christians should.
Around Christmas time we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. This is when we do 12 activities around the last few weeks before Christmas, but we usually only end up doing one activity because we are usually busy around that time.
On Christmas Eve we sing carols with our neighbors to people in our neighborhood. When we are done singing, we go over their house and have a party.
On Christmas Eve, after the party, we all go downstairs to the tree and we play Secret Santa. The next day we get up early and we all make breakfast. After we’re done we go to the tree upstairs and read the Bible story of when Jesus was born and then we pray. We also tell what we are grateful for. Then we open presents. I love Christmas!