Perhaps it is listening to Christmas music ALL. THE. TIME.
Maybe it is the never-ending dinners and family get-togethers.
Or perhaps it is the excitement of figuring out what to get others for Christmas.
Whatever the reason may be, there is no doubt that I love Christmas. And it is something that the Woodsmall family loved as well.
In my new novella, Changing Traditions, Christmas plans are being discussed with the family during Thanksgiving dinner. A unifying thought can be heard — this Christmas would be the best yet because it was the first Christmas after the Civil War was over.
However, the sisters can’t exactly agree on what traditions to celebrate.
Carolyn, from a more traditional perspective, would like to bake cookies, celebrate St. Lucia Day, string popcorn garland for the Christmas tree, and make wreaths.
Laura would much rather prefer something completely different – more modern.
Having her hands full with two suitors AND two arguing sisters, Bethany hardly knows which side she’s on.
Sometimes the families that are the closest can have the most hurtful disagreements. Preparing for the Christmas of 1865 was rough for all the Woodsmalls. But even though they had different opinions, somehow a compromise must be made before Christmas so the celebration could be enjoyed.
How about you?? Do you have certain traditions that you enjoy at the Christmas season?