Traditions are often passed down from one generation to the next and help tie us to one another. They can help keep us grounded and connected to those around us. We asked the SunStar team to share their favorite holiday traditions, customs or favorite holiday recipes.
“Every year I travel to San Francisco on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with a long-time British friend and see other friends in the Bay area. We decorate the tree when I arrive.”
Partner, Operations/HR Manager
Cutting down a fresh Charlie Brown tree far bigger than I can ever fit in my car! Once, many years ago, we had a 12-foot tree, a German Shepherd, a baby in a car seat, and two adults…in a hatchback!”
You can’t go wrong with a traditional poppy seed cake.
VP, Director, Creative & Digital Services
“Every year my kids and I make hot chocolate, bundle up, and walk through our neighborhood looking at lights. We also drive around in the car to see them but doing it on foot in the fresh air is my favorite.”
I’m a big fan of holiday cookies but my favorite to make-and eat-are oatmeal craisin white chocolate cookies.
AVP, Creative & Digital Services
"My favorite holiday tradition is on Christmas Eve when my entire family would gather at my grandparent's house to have a party. My dad has 12 brothers and sisters so there were dozens of people there. We would do a Secret Santa Christmas exchange, sing Christmas songs, play video games with my cousins, and eat tons of Christmas cookies. Each year it seems like my family would grow and more people would join in on the party, it’s a day I cherish every year.
It's not the most popular choice, but I really do love Eggnog.
“I like decorating my Christmas tree. Some of the ornaments are from my grandmother and evoke such special memories. There are also ratty (but meaningful) homemade ornaments from my childhood. The best part is the Christmas tree skirt which my mother made in the 1970s, complete with hand embroidered sequined festive holiday scenes.”
I would have to say the sausage stuffing is my favorite.
“Decorating our tree is an important tradition for us. My daughter and the family helps to decorate the tree together while Christmas music plays in the background.”
I love good old-fashioned apple pie.
May your holiday season be filled with love, laughter and the traditions you enjoy.
From our SunStar family to yours,