December 25, 2010
Melding different holiday traditions is still something of a work in progress, and not surprisingly, Christmas is the biggest set of differences. I grew up in a time/place where watching television on Christmas morning simply was not done. Breakfast was at a respectable hour, allowing the adults to wake up slowly before the shredding of giftwrap and ribbons began. Dinner was early afternoon, allowing ample time to drive home in daylight. City life celebrations, and our household, run on a later schedule, but I didnít calculate the pacing correctly this year. Must remember for next year: no waiting for breakfast.