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Our Holiday Traditions

by Scarlett Boutchyard

Category: Local News/EventsOur Blog

We recently asked the Anchor employees to share some of their favorite holiday traditions See what they said.

Comment and share a tradition of your own!

From our Greenville office:

Decorating the Christmas tree and Christmas eats! – Hope Sims

My favorite tradition was when my children were growing up. We spent Christmas Eve and morning at my parents and my mom would leave the baby Jesus out of the Nativity until the morning when one of the kids (they rotated turns each year) would put the baby Jesus in the manager and then we would sing Happy Birthday and blow out a candle on a muffin. – Scarlett Boutchyard

Lismaris Baldwin said her favorite tradition from back home in Puerto Rico was Parranda, similar to carolling. The Parranderos arrive around 10pm and “surprise” a home by singing and playing instruments. They are invited in for refreshments and all join in the music and then leave together to go to another home. Each stop adds people and instruments to the group and they continue on until dawn, with the last stop usually serving a chicken soup or asopao de pollo to all.

From our Kinston office:

Every Christmas I make Italian Christmas cookies with my daughter Kristen and my niece Kenley. We have done this since they were toddlers. Kristen is now 21 years old and Kenley is 18 years old. The recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. It is a family recipe that has been handed down through the generations. I hope that when Kristen and Kenley both start their own families, the tradition will continue. Merry Christmas! – Lisa Legato

From our Williamston office:

That quiet time Christmas Eve when everything is done and it’s just me, John, and a cup of eggnog and Its a Wonderful Life. –Donna Kermon

From our Washington office:

My favorite holiday tradition growing up was sitting around watching Christmas movies and stringing popcorn to decorate the tree. – Beth Baynor

What is YOUR favorite holiday tradition?

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