The holidays are a time for family, friends, and loved ones. With every gathering is the celebration of traditions handed down from generation to generation. Traditions are important, but especially here in Texas.
The one true symbol of the holidays, no matter where you live, is the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree livens up even the tiniest of rooms and provides Christmas cheer for the whole family. With gifts below and ornaments above, the Christmas tree is a classic necessity for every household celebrating Christmas.
The Cozy Fireplace
The cozy flickering fireplace is as synonymous with the winter holiday season as well, the Christmas tree. Although the Christmas season in the south usually offers milder temperatures than other parts of the country, it can still get pretty cold and cozying up by the fire offers plenty of comfort and holiday cheer.
Stockings Full of Oranges
When we are young, we all hear of the old saying that you will get coal in your stocking if you are not a good little girl or boy. However, when Christmas time rolls around for those who live in the south, we are accustomed to waking up and finding our stockings full of—oranges! What a sweet surprise!
In the south, the preferred morning meal includes loading all of the family into the car and heading out to the closest Waffle House. Why Waffle House? Well, because it is the only place open on Christmas day. And the best part is that you are assured to run into just everyone you know there.
The process of deep-fried turkey is one of the most Southern of traditions during the holidays. The deep-frying of turkey has its origins in the Cajun descendants in the south. Although it is only a few decades old, it is a favorite way of preparing turkey across these parts.
Enjoying The True Spirit
No matter where you live or celebrate the holidays, the one consistent tradition for the holidays is coming together as families to laugh, love and give thanks for God and each other. Unfortunately, with the ongoing pandemic, not all families will be able to gather this holiday season. But even with this said, the Christmas spirit runs strong in us all. Old traditions mingle with newly created traditions (Like a virtual call with friends and family who can’t make it), which makes even Christmas in 2020 a very special time of year.
Here at Leigh Country, we hold both family and tradition in high regard. As such, we want to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a better 2021. It can only go up from here!