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We’re welcoming the Yuletide season with enjoyable Christmas traditions! What are yours?

Wrapping the items, cooking the turkey, and adorning the tree… Certain, the standard festivities that include the vacation season are nice. However there’s nothing like setting the scene and having fun with particular Christmas traditions with family members. There’s no scarcity of that right here at Honeycombers. From baking vacation goodies to having sleepovers to celebrating an unconventional Christmas, learn on for our favorite vacation traditions.

Christmas traditions we love

1. Chasing snowy adventures

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Residing in a tropical nation, we don’t get the prospect to expertise snow. So it’s been a convention of mine to go to winter locations in December to expertise chilly climate for a bit. I’ve travelled to Japan and Korea, however Norway holds a particular place in my coronary heart.
– Lord Acuña, IT and Neighborhood Assist Supervisor

2. Feasting, mass and reunions galore

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Christmas Eve is called Noche Buena within the Philippines, which interprets to “good evening” in Spanish. It’s celebrated by Latin, Spanish and Filipinos around the globe. We normally rejoice this with a dinner with a lot of meals, ham, cheese and all the opposite trimmings. My complete household then goes to church for mass on both Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to rejoice the start of Jesus.

And we are able to’t neglect the household reunions! This normally begins from the start of December, all the best way to New Yr’s Eve. We’ve events with totally different households – together with family I haven’t seen in years or ever in my life! It’s a great reminder that I’ve an enormous household and that there are numerous folks to depend on in occasions of want.
– Lorena Aurellado, Bookkeeper

3. Winter within the tropics

I like Christmas! I’m a kind of losers who misses winter throughout Christmas in Singapore. So, I flip the aircon temperature to 16 levels in my apartment, put on woollen Xmas pyjamas and slippers, and faux to be someplace chilly the place it’s snowing. My husband and I additionally watch the 2003 festive film, Love Really, yearly.
– Khushi Raj, Account Supervisor

4. Who doesn’t love presents?

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My siblings and I like to remain up until midnight on Christmas Eve so we are able to open presents collectively. Yearly, we get fewer presents, however we nonetheless like hanging out collectively. We aren’t all the time in the identical area on the identical time, so that is the proper excuse. Presents are additionally normally meant to be a shock, however I prefer to ask them what they need for Christmas. That method, they’ll have one thing they’ll really use!
– Ashe Liao, Junior Content material Author

5. Mulled wine, mulled wine, and extra mulled wine!

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For me, nothing smells (or tastes) extra Christmas-y than a simmering and slightly-spiced pot of mulled wine on the range. Even right here in sunny Bali, I can recreate the nostalgia of a chilly Christmas in England with only a bottle of merlot, cloves and a few cinnamon sticks. Oh and some roast potatoes and sage and onion stuffing tops all of it off!
– Louise Newsham, Director, Honeycombers Bali 

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6. Let’s get artful

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I make a set of crochet Christmas ornaments for a good friend every year. My go-to is sweet canes.
– Daybreak Gager, Finance Supervisor

7. Proper within the (festive) feels

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The Christmas tree is what all of us look ahead to each festive season! We pick (an actual) one collectively, enhance it, and benefit from the cosy vibes and contemporary scent nicely into the brand new 12 months. We all the time collect for a feast on Christmas Eve or Day, the place the desk’s piled excessive with turkey and all its stuffings, ham, roast meat, pasta, dessert and bottles of wine. Earlier than the evening’s over, we change our items and it’s a frenzy of joyful unboxing. However actually, spending time with each other is one of the best a part of the vacations.
– Benita Lee, Honeycombers Group Editor

8. We <3 new traditions

I’m beginning a brand new custom this vacation season: it’s a basic! I’ll be baking cookies and gifting these little bites of affection to my mates. Fostering this new custom is an amplification of a price my household and I maintain pricey – gratitude and appreciation.
– Elizabeth Wu, Digital Govt, Advertising and marketing and Content material

9. Festive flicks on binge

My household on my mum’s aspect are Catholic and one among our favorite actions on Christmas is choosing out a film to look at; it doesn’t even should be festive-related.
– Natasha Oh, Gross sales Director

10. Vacation sleepovers FTW!

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It is a actually previous one; the final time we did this was most likely 15 years in the past. My household will host a Christmas get together yearly for the prolonged household – each paternal and maternal family are invited – so we normally have 50 folks altogether. My cousins and I’ll have a sleepover on Christmas Eve, get up on Christmas morning to play with the leftover dough in mum’s kitchen, play board video games, spend half a day on the swimming pool, after which prepare for the massive get together.
– Esther Chung, Inventive Companies Supervisor

11. Breakfast of champions

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I can’t keep in mind when this custom began however after our annual Christmas get together at my grandma’s, my cousins and I’d keep up until the wee hours of the morning. At 4am, we’d make our approach to the closest McDonald’s to have breakfast. Sure, regardless of stuffing ourselves with a feast only a few hours in the past. We’d power ourselves to remain as much as catch the dawn however only some would survive. As for the remainder of us? You’d see us ugly sleeping on the sofa.
– Nicole Nithiyah, Affiliate Editor

What are your Christmas traditions? Drop us an electronic mail at howdy@thehoneycombers or a DM on Instagram.

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