It’s Christmas Eve eve! Is that a thing that people celebrate? I mean I guess people celebrate the whole month leading up to Christmas so whatever, Christmas Eve eve it is.
Anyway I was just thinking about Christmas activities.
I wondered how they differ around the world or even just in the US.
What makes something a holiday activity?
Like at my house, the game Left-Right-Center is a holiday staple. We play it every time the whole family gets together from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day.
It’s a really fun game where everybody starts with 3 one dollar bills. On your turn you roll three dice, one for each dollar bill and the dice will tell you to pass a dollar to the player on your left or right, put one in the center pile or to keep it in your hand. If you get down to less than 3 dollar bills you get fewer dice, so two dollars is two dice and one dollar is one dice and if you have no dollars you roll no dice. The winner of the game is the last person with money in their hand, they get all the dollars in the end. It’s great though because there is no out until the game is over. Even if you have given away all of your dollars and can’t roll the dice you still have to be engaged in the game because the people on either side of you could have to pass you money and get you back in.
I guess you could also play that game with poker chips or something else, other than money, but it’s just not as serious unless your losing out on a $36 pot.
Or there’s watching movies with family for the holidays. At our house we don’t watch the tradition White Christmas or Home Alone, we watch the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies. My mama is a huge LOTR fan, like obnoxiously huge, like quotes obscure dialogue from memory in the grocer store huge. And she just loves getting husband and all her children held captive in a house and making us all watch the movies together, back to back to back. It’s all fun and games for the first 2 hours, until the first person escapes for a bathroom break, then Mama has to fight to keep us all together.
Does your family have any games or movies or anything that are just for the holidays?