I am the youngest of four children, and seeing as we have all reached our twenties – some of us living our own lives away from home – you’d think some of our traditions would have changed. We would have stopped coming down the stairs in age order to see our presents; stopped having a slumber party the night before; stopped the routine of watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Christmas Eve. There’s a certain magic that comes with this time of year, one that I don’t think any of us are ready to give up as we face the “real world” and one that I think we’ll cling to until we start having kids of our own with whom we can share it.
Though it might be silly, we still do a ton of baking this time of year, a plate of which is ceremonially left out for Santa.
Merry Christmas to all; I hope some of these treats can enable the magic to carry on for you, no matter your age.
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