"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
"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
"I was raised Pagan, so we don't celebrate Christmas. The winter celebrations we honor are Samhain, celebrated on the 31st of October where the focus is on either honoring our ancestors, or the cycle of death and rebirth. Then there's the Irish tradition of Imbolc. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox." Owen- Garden Center Assistant Manager
"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
"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 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, We always go to church on Christmas Eve around 11 at night. We start Christmas there. I always have breakfast with my family which consists of Christmas muffins with cranberry, orange and cinnamon, cocktail sausages- I don't think you have those here... and toast. Always, always, turkey and ham for dinner."
Rachel- Operations Assistant
Wishing you a Wonderful Season of Honoring Old Traditions and Making New Ones too!