I was just laughing to myself (I’m a one-woman show over here) about some of the funny traditions we had around Chanukah and Christmas in my house growing up. I know that they say “when you stop believing in Santa, you start getting underwear in your stocking.” But I believed in Santa until the ripe old age of 11 (this is consistent with a lifelong trend of believing in dead-end relationships), and I got underwear the whole time.
On the second night of Chanukah, my mom always gave us socks. My mom had a depression-era sensibility (despite having been born in 1948), but I still have some of the socks I got in college, so she really has saved me a lot on sock money.
Also we always got Reese’s peanut butter trees in our stockings. To this day, my sister and I would trample a class of kindergarten children to get to the last Reese’s Christmas trees on the shelf at Target. We take no prisoners.
I would love to know – what are some of the funnier gift traditions in your family?
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