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FROM THE BEAUMONT FAMILY DENTISTRY TEAM
With Christmas just around the corner, we asked our team to share some of their favorite holiday traditions. Take a look at how the team at Beaumont Family Dentistry will be celebrating this year! DR. TAKACS: As a family, we would always go to Christmas Eve mass, then come home for dinner and wait for the kids to sleep before attacking the gifts that needed to be put together, which would usually keep us up until the early hours of Christmas Day. My parents would arrive early Christmas morning before the kids were up. The packages would be placed under the tree after we thought everyone was asleep. Breakfast always consisted of an egg-bacon- bread casserole and pastries, which we ate after opening the presents. DR. MILLER: Every other year, my family, along with my in-laws, boards the Polar Express and enjoys cookies and hot chocolate on our journey to the North Pole. The kids love it! Santa boards the train and each child receives a sleigh bell. Last year, my daughter Riley got the “first gift of Christmas!” GWEN B.: My family’s tradition is that we always have a holiday party the weekend before Christmas. We have a potluck and exchange gifts. I look forward to it every year! Of course, there was always someone who would ask, “Is this all?”
KRISTEN L.: We make homemade Christmas ornaments and exchange them at Thanksgiving in a game of “dirty Santa.” TERESA D.: Each year, we pick ornaments for each other and add them to the tree. We all say what each ornament means to us about the other person. And my husband and I go find mistletoe in the woods every year and hang it. LISA P.: My mom usually has Thanksgiving at her house for myself, the siblings, and all the grandchildren. We hang out all day, help in the kitchen, then enjoy the feast. After we get a second wind, we drag out all her Christmas decorations, put up her tree, and help her decorate for Christmas. Now that my kids are grown, they have started helping me do the same at our house. They get all my decorations out for me and put up my tree. We are going to try to make this our continued
family tradition — once the kids become adults, they put up their parents’ tree after Thanksgiving.
PAT K.: All of my family, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews go to my parents’ house on Christmas Eve for appetizers, then everyone opens gifts. On Christmas Day, everyone comes to my house for a big meal. This is one of the few times throughout the year when we all get together.
KRISTIN O.: We watch Christmas baking shows and get a new Christmas ornament for the tree.
PHILENA S.: My family and I all gather at my parents’ house on Christmas Eve. We put together pajama boxes for the kids with PJs, books, candy, etc. While drinking hot cocoa in new PJs, they gather around my dad, who reads them the nativity Christmas story. The next morning, we fix a big breakfast and open gifts.
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