The holidays are almost here! We’ve already started making plans for our family: the trips we’ll take, which family and friends we’ll visit, and what we can do to make the most of the season.
We have a lot of favorite holiday traditions we enjoy every year in my family. Some are traditions my husband grew up with, some are from my own family, and others are new traditions we’ve made together with our children. They all seem to focus around one thing: effortless holiday entertaining.
One of our favorite traditions is something we do early in the season, and it really gets us into the Christmas spirit. We love to drive around town, listening to holiday music and enjoying the lights and decorations.
A few of the houses in our area are so beautiful this time of year, like this old Mill House. The owners decorate the entire house, the trees around their lake, and the entire drive up to their front door.
When all of the lights are lit, it’s just magical!
We also love to take the children to see the town’s Christmas parade. There are lots of fun floats, marching bands, and fire trucks to watch. The highlight, of course, is always the last float to go by—with Santa waving and throwing candy for the kids.
There is one last tradition we do after Christmas, and it might be my favorite of all: sleeping under the Christmas tree.
Once Santa has come and gone and all of the presents are opened, the children love to fall asleep in front of the Christmas tree in our living room. It was something I always wanted to do when I was a child, and now I love seeing my kids enjoy it every year.
There is one thing all of these traditions have in common, of course. It’s family. Whether we’re driving through town listening to Christmas carols or using the vehicle’s available 4G LTE Wi-Fi®* to find a fun holiday festival to check out, the holidays are all about family!
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* Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.