Christmas traditions: How do you like to spend the holidays?

Opening presents on Christmas Eve, spending time with family or listening to carols by the light of the tree: What's your favourite holiday tradition?

What's your favourite Christmas tradition?

7 years ago
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What's your favourite Christmas tradition?

Opening presents on Christmas Eve, spending time with family or listening to carols by the light of the tree?

CBC reporter Pat Martel hit the streets of Charlottetown to ask Islanders and visitors alike how they spend the holidays.

We also asked you to send in your stories on our Facebook page. Here's what some of you had to say.

"My favourite holiday tradition is making meat pies with my mom," wrote Ruby Arsenault.

"She is 80 and each year she looks forward to this Acadian treat and making them. She always tells me it's her favourite day of the year! We dress in our Christmas aprons, listen to Christmas music and get busy. The second-best tradition would be eating them after midnight mass and for breakfast on Christmas morning."

Ruby Arsenault shares this photo of her mom making meat pies. (Submitted by Ruby Arsenault)

Deanie Smith said her favourite tradition is getting pyjamas on Christmas Eve and eating a big turkey dinner with her husband.

"But the best thing about Christmas is that I get the joy of giving and spoiling my husband. We had a rough year up until September [and] finally have spare money."

Mark Enman said the word of the day at his house is simple: family.

"We get things started at our place on Christmas Eve with a buffet of our traditional treats with the whole family and all of the in-laws," he wrote. Sometimes we pull out home movies of Christmases long past and laugh at our former selves."

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