Music Tips and How To's

Keeping it Traditional, and Fun

It feels as though life moves by so fast, especially during the holidays season. This is the time when people would like everything to slow down to make it easier to enjoy. There are great traditional activities that would make Christmas feel like Christmas, but these types of traditional ideas are often forgotten.

Christmas Fruit Cake

Smells Like Christmas

When thinking of Christmas, not only do many think of the presents, but also the Christmas feast, and all of the treats that accompany it. For many, it would not feel like Christmas without a couple of specific sweet treats. Many childhood memories include making cookies with family members. Some families prefer Chocolate Chip cookies while others enjoy frosted cookies in the shape of different holiday festive shapes. Although it is joked about by many, for some households, Christmas wouldn’t feel right without the perfect fruit cake. All of these things added up create the feeling of Christmas in one’s home.

Christmas Carolers

Sounds Like Christmas

Another attribute of the holidays are the songs. These songs unite families everywhere. The lyrics of most songs are known all over. Many look for ways to spread holiday spirit. With this goal set before them, it is decided to go door-to-door. As they go, they sing songs with the message of Christmas. Some groups of carolers decide to bring instruments to assist as they sing. In preparation for this type of event it is important to fix your instrument. Buy a new set of strings for your guitar from your local music shop or a place like Just Strings. Then tune it up and start spreading holiday cheer!

Christmas Tree

Looks Like Christmas

Some individuals spend hours setting up for Christmas. Many spend time and money decorating the outside as well as the inside. Putting up the Christmas tree can be a great way to find the feeling of Christmas. It can be a great project to do with the whole family. Many times the seasons gets overwhelming and hectic. It can be a good idea to dedicate an entire evening to this project. When you are finished it can be a great idea to take a stroll with your family. Some streets are full of Christmas lights and decoration. This can be a great and relaxing family outing after a long day’s work.

Remember, these types of projects don’t have to be overwhelming. It is important to take on a reasonable amount of projects. They should be things that you can take on at any pace that you want. It has to be something that can give you a chance to unwind and enjoy yourself. Christmas should be fun and a time for you to rest up before having to return to the usual days at work.

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8 Comments

  1. We started a new tradition a few years ago – now that we’re all grown and no children around. We put together a holiday puzzle. We glue it and then hang them in place of other pictures we have up during the year.

  2. Heather Diotte says:

    I love Christmas, and although it seems to be a chore nowadays to many, we all should stop and realize that Jesus is the reason for the season. 🙂

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    I wish it was Christmas time. It is my favorite Holiday and I am always looking for gifts and recipes that I may use for the next year. I like to do all the shopping and baking ahead of time so I can participate in all the church activities without stress.

  4. Amy N. says:

    It’s not Christmas for me without traditional holiday songs. Lucky for us there’s a local radio station that plays holiday music from December 1st-26th every year!

  5. md kennedy says:

    I know it is still a time away, but I am happy to pretend it is Christmas any time of the year. Give me a couple of hours of Christmas music and food and I am a real happy camper.

  6. We do a lot of decorating and sometimes I have to remind myself not to get stressed out. So now I take as many days as needed to get it all done. And usually my husband takes two week ends to do the outside. So it’s all good!

  7. M.Clark says:

    I think more than the smell of sweet treats, a smell that is associated with Christmas is the smell of a pine needles from a Christmas tree!

  8. Renee Smith says:

    This is so true-thru our senses we make memories. I always try to bake cookies and let the girls decorate them for the holidays. I hope I’m creating good memories and a lasting tradition.

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