It’s the start of the Advent season today and I thought it would be fun if we shared our different experiences of Christmas and how we celebrate it around the world. By doing this through a geneameme we’ll be able to compare our responses and see whether we do things very differently or if there’s lots of similarities.
For this meme, it doesn’t matter whether you’re religiously inclined or not, just tell us how important this season is to your family.
It would be great if you joined in from around the world– the more the merrier (and it’s the season to be merry!). I’ve tried not to be Australia-centric so please pull me up if any of these are unclear…we should all be able to “have a go”.
THE 2012 CHRISTMAS GENEAMEME
- Do you have any special Xmas traditions in your family?
- Is church attendance an important part of your Christmas celebrations and do you go the evening before or on Xmas Day?
- Did/do you or your children/grandchildren believe in Santa?
- Do you go carolling in your neighbourhood?
- What’s your favourite Christmas music?
- What’s your favourite Christmas carol?
- Do you have a special Xmas movie/book you like to watch/read?
- Does your family do individual gifts, gifts for littlies only, Secret Santa (aka Kris Kringle)?
- Is your main Christmas meal indoors or outdoors, at home or away?
- What do you eat as your main course for the Christmas meal?
- Do you have a special recipe you use for Xmas?
- Does Christmas pudding feature on the Xmas menu? Is it your recipe or one you inherited?
- Do you have any other special Christmas foods? What are they?
- Do you give home-made food/craft for gifts at Christmas?
- Do you return to your family for Xmas or vice versa?
- Is your Christmas celebrated differently from your childhood ones? If yes, how does it differ?
- How do you celebrate Xmas with your friends? Lunch? Pre-Xmas outings? Drop-ins?
- Do you decorate your house with lights? A little or a lot?
- Is your neighbourhood a “Xmas lights” tour venue?
- Does your family attend Carols by Candlelight singalongs/concerts? Where?
- Have any of your Christmases been spent camping (unlikely for our northern-hemisphere friends)?
- Is Christmas spent at your home, with family or at a holiday venue?
- Do you have snow for Christmas where you live?
- Do you have a Christmas tree every year?
- Is your Christmas tree a live tree (potted/harvested) or an imitation?
- Do you have special Xmas tree decorations?
- Which is more important to your family, Christmas or Thanksgiving?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your geneameme response in the comments section or on Google+ or on Twitter using hashtag #xmasgeneameme. Thanks!
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2013.