Holiday Traditions


According to a survey from Kohl’s Department Store conducted by OnePoll of, yes, 2,000 people, here are the Top 20 Most Popular American Holiday Traditions:

1. Decorating a Christmas tree

2. Decorating the house

3. Watching holiday movies

4. Playing holiday music

5. Sending out holiday cards

6. Driving or walking around the neighborhood to see the holiday lights/decorations

7. Displaying Christmas stockings

8. Drinking hot chocolate

9. Baking holiday desserts as a family

10. Going holiday shopping on Black Friday

11. Choosing and buying a Christmas tree

12. Holiday shopping on Cyber Monday

13. Having the same holiday meal every year

14. Opening one present the night before the holiday

15. Going window shopping

16. Taking photographs with Santa

17. Setting up a nativity scene

18. Giving and/or receiving a holiday ornament every year

19. Setting out milk and cookies for Santa

20. Hanging mistletoe* Talking bad about relatives must have come in at Number 21.* Thanks for doing a survey telling us we do the things we already know we do because we do them.* Holiday Traditions, or Holiday Requirements?

The survey also revealed some Quirky Holiday Traditions:– Dressing their cat up in a holiday costume– Playing Mario Kart games on Christmas morning– Exchanging ugly ornaments– Camping in the living room on the night of Christmas Eve– Opening all their presents on Christmas Eve– Making ornaments with their dog’s paw print– Watching horror movies on Christmas day– Sending holiday cards to people they don’t know– Hiding Christmas presents for the younger kids– Making snow angels– Wearing silly Christmas pajamas* Was that ‘wear silly Christmas pajamas’ or ‘wear SILKY Christmas pajamas’?* We make snow angels in all the pine needles that have fallen off the tree by Christmas day.

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