Whether you’ve celebrated your holiday this season already or are waiting until this Saturday — this season is (usually) all about family, as is most any holiday.
I have to admit, I am not a Saratoga Springs local — I’m a transplant. From Jersey, originally. (Insert jokes about Jersey Shore and Snooki here). So my new tradition for the Christmas holiday is driving back down south three and a half hours to central New Jersey, where I will most likely be driven up the wall by my parents after oh…..12 hours?
But we all have our own holiday traditions. My family usually goes to my local cousin’s house Christmas Eve and then down to my aunt’s Christmas morning about an hour south of us.
I am an only child, so on Christmas morning, I always would pass out the presents to my parents, actually, I still do!…and we would always open our stocking stuffers first…or is it last? Whatever the case — that was, and is — my family holiday ritual. One of them, at least.
We would also always go Christmas light hunting. There were a couple of neighborhoods that we could depend on for having great holiday lights displays. As far as I know, there was nothing like the Capital Lights display in Albany. Are there any other light displays around here that you go to? Or any areas that always look spectacular for the season?
And what about holiday traditions? Do you always go over the river and through the woods, watch stupid movies and eat Chinese food — what do you and your family do in the holiday season?