As busy as the holiday season is, one of the most important parts is spending time with the ones you love. It’s not the presents under the tree that the kids will remember for years to come, but instead the things you did together. Even if it’s a loud meal filled with Aunt Betty’s burnt casserole, it’s the stories they will love for years to come.
Growing up we always had (and still do), multiple Christmas parties to go to. One of my favorites was at my grandparents with all of my cousins. It was the same food every year, from a re-heated ham to these weird pickles that Grandma some how found every year – and we have never seen since. And while we waited for the food to be done, all of us cousins would sit around the dining room table and pull out games. Occassionally it was the old Milk Man game that my dad had as a kid (someone thought this was a great game concept in the 50’s), but more often than not we brought out UNO. I learned a lot from my older cousins playing this game, and being the youngest rarely had a chance to win – but had fun as we played each time.
Now our holidays are a bit different and we meet at my parents for the holiday. Instead of playing UNO with my nephew, we tend to play other games. So this year when we got this game package from Catholic Central we were so happy to see not only UNO in the mix but some games that my nephew will love playing with us this holiday season.
This year, crank up those Christmas tunes, decorate that tree and start making new traditions with your family. We’ve partnered with Catholic Central to give away a fun family game pack that can help kick start your new family traditions. We also have a fun downloadable pdf full of fun facts about Christmas and activities you can do with your kids to get your in the holiday spirit.
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Catholic Central is giving one of our readers a family game night prize package. You could win an assortment of four different classic games which will be chosen by random. The list includes Monopoly, Sorry, Connect 4, UNO, Pictionary, Twister, Operation, Apples to Apples, Life, Simon, Battleship, and more!
How Can You Win?
Enter to win with the form below. Tell us your favorite holiday tradition or memory! If you do not do this entry – you will not win! So make sure you leave a comment and then enter using the form below!
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Making Christmas cookies with my kids.
We play card games during the holiday’s usually Uno!
Decorating and baking holiday cookies as a family
My favorite holiday tradition is picking out a christmas tree and decorating it. We do it every year.
My favorite holiday tradition has always been decorating the Christmas tree.
Going to church services on Christmas eve.
I love to bake cookies with the kids and watch Christmas movies!
Putting up the advent calendar at my grandparents
Watching Christmas movies on Christmas Eve!
We like to make buckeyes together. Thank you
My favorite holiday tradition is going to Midnight Mass with my family.
We go to my parents house for dinner on Christmas day.
family and friends bringing dishes of great food to share; neighborhood pot luck; midnight mass and morning breakfast following – again, with many of the neighbors.
having pizza on christmas eve!
Making ponzerotti Christmas Eve.
I love baking cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning
My sisters, Mom and me get together to make Christmas cookies for a whole day for the family.
One of my favorite traditions is Christmas cookie baking with my mom, sister and daughters.
My favorite Christmas tradition is going to the Christmas Eve service at my church with family.
One of my favorite traditions is having a Chex Mix party.
Going to church services on Christmas eve.
My favorite tradition is reading Twas The Night Before Christmas to my kids on Christmas Eve.
Another favorite tradition is decorating the tree the day after Thanksgiving after a full day of shopping.
My favorite holiday tradition is the 24 hour family Christmas movie day we have the Saturday before Christmas.
One of my favorite memories was sitting in front of the tree on Christmas morning and trying to guess what was in the packages while we waited for my grandma to walk across the street to watch us open gifts.
baking cookies with my mom!
Christmas Eve family get-togethers is a favorite memory.
Making cookies with my kids.
My favorite Christmas tradition is our family meal.
Playing Christmas bingo.
I love putting up the Christmas tree every year and saving the homemade ornaments my kids make.
Another favorite tradition is Candlelight service at church.
Baking Christmas cookies with Mom!
One of my favorite memories is family coming over the day after Christmas to vist. It was like having another Holiday.
Our favorite tradition is piling in the car and going Christmas light looking.
My favorite holiday memory is getting a bike one Christmas when I was growing up. My parents were very poor.
I love the big family Christmas Eve Dinner
We always went to looks at Christmas lights every year in the 70s.
My favorite holiday memory was waking up as a child and finding our stockings stuffed full of goodies and trinkets. Now as a parent my favorite tradition is watching my children do the same.
My favorite tradition was putting up the tree with my grandmother.
Taking my granddaughter to visit Santa each year
My favorite Christmas memory and tradition is making cutout sugar cookies with my kids, and now grandchild!
I like baking & decorating cookies with my children.
I love getting new pajamas and then looking at Christmas lights with my family.
Christmas dinner is my favorite tradition.
We watch home alone 1 and 2 every Christmas.
My favorite holiday tradition is baking cookies with my family every year!
We play board game bingo.
We love spending time with family and lots of baking to share with our neighbors for the holidays!!!
My favorite tradition is playing euchre.
Decorating the tree every year with my kids
My favorite holiday tradition was opening just one gift on Xmas Eve and the rest on Xmas morning.
My favorite holiday memory is the last one I got to spend with my brother. He loved his guitar
My favorite holiday tradition is baking Christmas cookies.
I like our family holiday brunch
I like to bake lots of goodies for gift baskets
Our family watching Christmas movies.
My favorite tradition is baking and decorating Christmas cookies.
Baking cookies with my grandmother is one of my favorite traditions. She has passed away but we still do this every year making all of her favorite recipes!
Christmas getting a tree.
My favorite memories are making egg nog with my grandfather and spaghetti dinner on Christmas Eve at nanas
decorating the tree
I love hunting down silly unique stocking stuffers. makes for a fun and light morning before opening presents.