Millennials at the Church.org office discuss their Christmas traditions now that they’re grown up and out of the house.
We’re talking about the fun, the messy, and the memorable Christmas traditions we share with our families. Enjoy and tell us about your traditions in the comments!
I was thinking about this question on the way to work today. I think mine is, “Jingle Bell Rock.”
I like, “Winter Wonderland,” also. ‘Cause I have a dance for it.
Oh, you stole it.
The DMX, “Reindeers Are Coming to Town,” song is the best Christmas song. And there’s no competition.
Yeah, I have to kind of defer to Matt on this one. That’s about as good as it gets.
Does it have to have words in it? Okay, “Carol of the Bells.” I like the Trans-Siberian version of, “Carol of the Bells.”
I’d say, I don’t remember the name, but it’s one of the Peanut’s songs. With the piano, the fast-paced piano one. ♪ “Linus and Lucy” ♪ That one, I dunno what it’s called.
You know, I don’t really like any of the new Christmas songs out there. I don’t.
What? What about Beiber? Dude, that Christmas album?
I haven’t even heard that song yet.
What? I’ll get you the CD. Beiber, that’s where it’s at.
“The Peanut’s Christmas Special,” for sure. And then after that it would be, “Elf.”
Probably I’d have to say, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the Jim Carrey version.
“The Grinch,” or “Elf,” or both.
“A Christmas Vacation,” is my family movie that we watch every year.
Or the one with the leg lamp.
“A Christmas Story.”
“A Christmas Story.”
All right, so I’m married now, so Christmas movies change a lot in our house now. It’s what happens. You make compromises, right? Great compromises, but—
I just go to sleep, so.
It used to be “Family Vacation,” or “Christmas Vacation.”
But, I now have to watch that one alone.
I’ll watch it with you.
Yeah, let’s do that.
So, what do ya’ll watch?
So, oh what is it? My wife is gonna kill me for forgetting this. It is …
I don’t even have one. I’ll watch like, “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Elf,” or something like that. I don’t know. I’ll probably watch a basketball game, honestly.
The movie, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.”
He looked it up.
Didn’t look it up. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and the only reason why I think she really likes it, is because Santa Claus is a redhead before he becomes Santa Claus.
It evolves from my family, which is most people, with the pj’s. Who doesn’t have the pj’s on Christmas Eve to wear Christmas Eve, and now we just buy me, my wife, my kid, we buy matching onesies.
This is every year?
It will be, every year. And, we just … It’s not just a Christmas thing. I’m known for wearingthe onsie.
This is awesome.
The white Christmas …
Or whatever you call it, the white elephant. Yeah, we always do that. Just have like, the weirdest gifts, and stuff like that. I gave a Bob Ross, like, with the hair, and you grow it out. You water Bob Ross’ head and it grows out.
A Chia Pet.
Yeah, Chia Pet with, Bob Ross. That was my white elephant last year.
I got a gold fish. I was like, “I don’t want a goldfish. “I live in Colorado, “I have to fly home with a goldfish.” That’s not gonna work.
This isn’t really a tradition, because we only did it last year, but we watch a lot of movies. Last year, we watched this terrible, like awful movie. It was something like, “The Horror of Christmas.” It was like a comedy horror film, of like Krampus and Santa Claus, like, dueling it out. It was epic, and from that point on, we all unanimously agreed that we need to watch more terrible movies. And, coincidentally, Nikki, showed me this movie called, “Elves,” which actually only has one elf in it. It’s like this really messed up, scary Christmas movie that I’m probably gonna watch with my Mom, Stepdad and sister. We all have this twisted sense of humor, so we’re all gonna watch that, this year.
Okay, to add on to that, the only reason I know about that movie is because my sister was in there … My sister was in the movie when she was six. And, my parent’s had no idea, that that’s the movie that it was gonna be about. The way that they described it when they were casting was, it was a family scene, she would be a professor’s daughter, and she would have a food fight with her sister. So, that’s kind of what they told them, and lo and behold, we have a movie about Nazi’s and elves on Christmas Eve.
Yeah, they left a few key elements out of the movie.
I don’t know, weird? Kristen puts on footie pajamas with her family, that’s creepy.
I don’t do that.
When have you seen that? Well, now my family is … My Mom and Dad are vegans, now we don’t have the traditional Christmas anymore, and now we go to breweries, and drink beer on Christmas Eve, together. So, it’s a little more weird, I guess. It’s not weird, just less traditional.
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