Jockey & Holiday Traditions
Even though the Busbee family Christmas’ have varied quite a bit (Last year we rented out our house and went to the Galapagos and Machu Picchu)… there are some things that have carried on through the years. I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite family traditions.
Before I talk more about our holiday traditions, I first wanted to mention these snuggly and soft pajamas. This pullover is something I’d wear with leggings even after the holidays! It’s a super soft, warm and lightweight fleece, with a cable knit texture. It comes in two colors. It also has a longer back for added coverage.
The pajama pants I’m wearing are SO cute! They’re a velour fabric so you’ll stay super warm. I love the cute polka dot print. They have a drawstring waist so you can adjust them how you’d like. And the pockets have cute sherpa trim! Find more of my favorite pajamas from Jockey below.
Leading up to Christmas and on Christmas day, one of my favorite holiday traditions is listening to the Frank Sinatra holiday station on Pandora. Chris thinks he sounds better than Frank Sinatra…and will often regale us with his singing. He also loves to play the Oak Ridge Boy’s version of, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” Ask Alexa to play it and you will laugh and laugh. It’s SO bad, it’s hilarious!
Decorating & Holiday Sweets
Another favorite tradition is getting EVERYONE involved with the decorating. The kids decorate the pre-lit tree, Chris assembled the tree, the train around the tree, and zip tied the garland to the railing. I hang the stockings and add a bunch of other holiday decorations. The kids love this and it saves me a lot of time! I shared more tips for making holiday decorating easier in this post. One of our favorite decorations is the Durango/Silverton train model that runs around the Christmas tree. It looks just like the real deal. Two years ago we rode on the train when it transformed into the Polar Express. I think this was one of my all-time favorite holiday moments with the kids. We love that train so much!
I also try to make at least one batch of sugar cookies to decorate with the kids. I am the biggest sugar cookie fan and I absolutely love to load on the icing and the extras! But, my favorite sweet treat is the peppermint bark from Costco! Anyone with me??
On Christmas Eve, we let the kids open one gift and we always give our dog Traveler a Christmas present too! Since the holidays should be less about getting gifts and more about giving…we’re starting a new tradition this year of giving back. We want to make sure the kids understand the true meaning of the season. I asked Gage to do some research, which he has already started, so he is invested in our family project. I’ll keep you posted.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? I would love to hear them!! Please share them in the comments below.
Photos by: Aurelie Slegers