October 2, 2012 1:55 AM Subscribe
Please share your non-traditional Christmas/winter holiday traditions.
posted by socks are for puppets to Society & Culture (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My family (me, sibling, two parents) just lost our last living grandparent - with whom we were all very close - and now we basically have no extended family. Since I was a kid, we've always done Christmas at our "country" house with visiting grandparents, but now that we have no living grandparents I find myself getting depressed by the idea of doing our usual Christmas with "just" the four of us and without my amazing grandmother.
At least for this year, I'd like to try something different for the holiday instead of doing the thing where we pretend we haven't suffered a huge loss and that Christmas without relatives isn't super-lonely.
Soooo...I'd love to hear any non-traditional Christmas/winter holiday traditions that we might adapt and find meaningful.
* My brother, parents, and I live near each other in NYC and we're a very close-knit family
* We are not religious; we celebrate Christmas as a time for family togetherness.
* We are open to travel.
* We do not care about gifts at all.