There are many traditions that circulate this time of year. Cookie exchanges, lighting of community trees, parades, and on we could go. To be perfectly honest except for Daddy's oyster stew on Christmas morning and always going to one of my Grandma's on Christmas Eve and the other Grandma and Papa's on Christmas Day, I don't know that I grew up with a lot of other traditions.
After I married and would visit my hometown, two of my aunts always served a speciality that I looked forward to enjoying; Aunt Edna and Uncle Gordon made a fresh coconut cake. Uncle Gordon would break open a real coconut and the taste of that coconut on the cake was delicious!!! Aunt Ruby made a custard that was the sweetest and most tantalizing to ever hit the tongue!
But besides making a few favorite cookies and baking Monkey Bread on Christmas morning, I don't know that we even have a lot of traditions. My favorite though is the Christmas Eve service at our church. The church is beautifully decorated with wreaths, banners, music of familiar Christmas carols and candle light which make a lovely way to usher in the birth of Christ.
If you have a favorite memory or tradition, please feel free to share. Christmas is a time for remembering those yesteryears and the people who formed them.