Hello divas and happy Friday! It has been a busy week and I, for one, am so glad the weekend is here. I am officially on Christmas vacation for the next week so it’s time to celebrate the season. It’s Friday here at Divas Run for Bling which means it’s time for another edition of 5 Things Friday. It’s a time to share 5 things and share them with the Friday Five Linkup with Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What and Mar on the Run. To get into the Christmas spirit, today I am sharing my favorite holiday traditions.
I grew up with a whole lot of family traditions. We always did the same things each year and I always knew what to expect over the holidays. When I got married, I wanted to start some traditions of my own with my husband. I look forward to these traditions each year to help me get in the holiday spirit.
Decorating. I just love Thanksgiving. It is a time to be thankful and spend time with the family. Then while I am home over the weekend, my husband and I decorate the house for Christmas. We finish the weekend by sitting by the decorated tree and watch Christmas Vacation (my fave movie).
Christmas movies. Speaking of my favorite movie, I LOVE Christmas movies. We usually don’t watch any more Christmas movies until after December 18th (my hubby’s birthday), but then we watch as many as we can. Be sure to check out some of my favorites.
Holiday races. I love this time of year because of all the shorter themed races. I always try to run at least one Christmas race, usually with whoever I can talk into doing it with me. Last year, my cousin and I ran the Duck Dash 5K. This year is was the Christmas Tail 5K (again with my cousin) here in Chattanooga that also included a way for my dog to get involved. My hubby and I follow this up with a local race on New Year’s Eve (the Karen Lawrence Run) which helps support breast cancer research.
Holiday treats. This time of year is filled with some super yummy treats and cookies are at the top of my love list. I love Christmas cookies (check out my easy red velvet cool whip cookies and whole wheat peppermint chocolate chip cookies). There are also pies, cakes and my grandmother’s homemade fudge to take into consideration. And don’t forget the delicious Christmas breakfast (such as my skinny gingerbread muffins and healthy crockpot breakfast casserole). And I love making (or assisting) in them all.
Football. You can’t have the holidays without football. At least not in my life – my hubby and I are HUGE football fans. We will watch pretty much all the bowl games between Christmas and New Years and then enjoy a full slate of games on New Year’s (when we wake up that is). It’s a great way to start the new year.
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What are your favorite holiday traditions?