"Every year brings new traditions. For the past few years, it’s been a road trip with my husband to our daughter’s house, sharing the joy of food and family with our grandchildren, and lots of time in the kitchen."
Maryjane- Market Manager
"Since I'm German, the Krist Kind (Christ Child) comes on the 24th and we get to open extra presents that night which are useful, like clothes, socks, things like that. That's definitely my favorite tradition at Christmas."- Austin- Cashier Supervisor
"For the last 5 years instead of presents, we head to a tropical country to celebrate Christmas. Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic. Anywhere tropical... it's really a lot of fun."
"We do a Yankee Swap with wine for the adults. About twenty of us participate so it can be really fun."- Dylan- Inventory Manager
"Well, I look forward to putting my Xmas tree up Thanksgiving night... Yes, really! Once dinner is over, I put up the tree, and start getting into the Christmas spirit. I also look forward to a really good Christmas dinner with my kids!"
Devon- Head Baker
"Christmas breakfast is always bagels,
smoked salmon and Veuve Clicquot."
Kate- Gift Manager
"My family get together is very small. It's just my sister, mum, aunt and grandparents but we always make breakfast for Christmas eve and do 5 yankee swaps on Christmas day, each with a different theme like a used book or plant cutting from our home."
Leah- Wine, M & P
"On the 24th, we have a big dinner with the whole family, about 20-30 people! We serve rice and beans, chicken, pork, ham. Then there's the Russian potato salad, green salad, and sometimes pasta too."- Stephanie- Kitchen Supervisor
"Every year, we go to New York City as a big family and go to the Met, or the Natural History Museum." - Andrew- Head Grower
" At midnight on Christmas Eve, we all get to open one gift and it's always pajamas. Matching pajamas! We all wear them to bed and wake up the next morning and wear to breakfast. Dad does a big southern breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, grits and eggs, bacon, ham. Did I say biscuits already?"
Whitney- Customer Service Manager
"In Northern Ireland, I go with my mum and sister to church on Christmas eve. When the clock strikes 12 we hug and wish each other a happy Christmas. We spend Christmas day at home drinking tea and opening presents with family, and then we eat a traditional Christmas dinner with all the fixings like ham with bread sauce, potatoes all the ways and pavlova for dessert. "
Rachel- Operations Assistant
Wishing you a Wonderful Season of Honoring Old Traditions and Making New Ones too!