Christmas Traditions and 2020

Well, we are almost to Christmas Day.  This season has been different for all of us.  It started with kicking off the holiday season with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with no spectators.  I was just glad that the parade was still able to happen.  This has been a part of my Thanksgiving Day for as long as I can remember. Yes, that is one thing to attend on my Bucket List.

The month of December is usually filled with fun gatherings with friends, birthday celebrations for me, and a special show or evening at the symphony.  Personally I think I will savor and enjoy those events more next year.  Actually I think that it has made me realize that we shouldn’t just wait for the holidays to have that special lunch with a friend.  A list of people to connect with in person this spring is already in the works for me.  Hope that you will find the time to do that as well.  We are all going to be ready to be social butterflies.

Christmas for Two

Yes, it will be a quiet Christmas for two (plus the cats) at the Fergusons.  Normally we go to Christmas Eve services and then out to a seafood dinner.  This year it will be watching Christmas Eve services at home on the sofa and then dinner by the fire in the dining room.  At least we don’t have to worry about getting a good table and service this year.  I plan to make this wonderful Fish Florentine for dinner and then a tasty Creamy Coconut White Russian cocktail for dessert.  These are from two of my favorite online recipe resources.

Christmas Day will be a quiet start with coffee for Mark and tea for me.  I have been loving this Christmas tea.  I actually bought extra so I could enjoy it into January.   We will open gifts and then have our tradition of a crustless quiche and hashbrowns served with Mimosas.  Dinner is always a beef tenderloin with traditional sides.  Again, we will be eating fireside this year since it is supposed to be quite cold.  We usually save one last old Christmas movie for after dinner.  This year I think it will be Holiday Inn.

Merry Christmas To You

I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who read my messages.  It means the world to me.  I hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.  It may not be the usual schedule of events, but we do have to look for the silver lining in all of this.  Hopefully you will start a new tradition this year that you can add to the ones that you have enjoyed for years.  Stay safe and healthy as we finish out this holiday season and year.



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  1. Catherine says:

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, Beth…even if it was just for two.
    Onwards and upwards in 2021!

    1. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas too. Onwards and upwards for 2021.

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