Hello and welcome to the Christmas blog hop & giveaway with Kat's Corner Books, Faithfully Bookish,
Bookworm Mama, Singing Librarian Books,
and Reading is My SuperPower.
My family has a rich Swiss heritage. My mother’s father’s ancestors are from Switzerland. Every Christmas we share in this heritage by making Bratzilies. This is a special type of lemon and vanilla flavored cookie cooked on a special cookie press. We make them every year during the holidays without fail. It is a tradition that has been going on as long as I can remember. It’s a time we can be together, enjoy each other’s company, and enjoy making these fun cookies!
Growing up every Christmas Eve my family gathers with my grandparents, my mother’s parents, to read Christmas stories, including The Night Before Christmas (a classic pop-up book), and to hear the story of the Savior’s birth. Grandpa also always tells us a story from his child involving Santa Clause and the bathtub. The story something like this:
On the night of Christmas Eve two little boys were put in the tub to be scrubbed clean for Christmas Day. Santa Clause came while they were in the tub. The older little boy hopped out of the tub and ran and got in bed. For he knew if he was not in bed when Santa came he would not get any toys. The second and younger little boy tried to follow his example, but his mother grabbed his arm. And there he stood bare naked in front of Santa Clause. But Santa told him that he would come back later once he and his brother were in bed. The first little boy had soaked his bed sheets and so their mother had to strip and remake the bed. And once the little boys were in bed. Santa returned, leaving them presents for Christmas morning.
Now that I have my own family. We are continuing on the tradition of reading stories on Christmas Eve. But we are also starting our own tradition. We have a box full of wrapped Christmas stories. There should be one for every day until Christmas, but we don’t have quite that may yet. So for now we are spreading them out. But we read a story every few days as a family. This gives us time to be together, enjoy each other’s company, as well as enjoy the spirit of the season.
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