Christmas Round-Up: What's Your Favorite Christmas Tradition?

Last week, I got into the holiday spirit and posted some of my favorite Christmas memories, as well as a shot of Phil and me on my Facebook page, decorating this year's tree. I guess it's true that Christmas brings out the best in all of us, because your responses have been so wonderful.

They've also been funny! "Wow! My tree is looking pretty sad right now," wrote Floridian Dee Cameron DeRoman on Facebook. "Can you come help me decorate it?" (P.S. I'd love to, Dee, but I've still got tons of tinsel to hang!)

It all got me to wondering what some of my pals remember best about their Yules past, so I zapped off an email to them -- as well as my Facebook friends -- asking, "Do you have a favorite childhood memory or Christmas anecdote? I'd love to hear it!" I also mentioned that I'm especially curious to hear about everyone's traditional Christmas feasts. When I was a little girl, my mother went all out with her holiday cooking -- but because she was Italian, there was always a bowl of pasta next to the stuffing. I guess she thought Santa was Sicilian.

Here's what my merry Christmas contingent had to say about their favorite memories. Enjoy!

Holiday Memories