Are you stressed out over the idea of juggling a visit to Santa, baking, decorating, listening to the right music, finding the perfect gift – and now figuring out how to fit in the Elf on the Shelf – all in the next three weeks? How in the world does anyone have time to create all the holiday traditions we’re “supposed” to?
Maybe the answer is to let traditions evolve over time instead of forcing our families (and ourselves) into them.
I’m thrilled our own Sarah Powers on this week’s episode of The Kitchen Hour podcast, where we discuss the ins and outs of holiday traditions, from Santa visits gone awry to our favorite Christmas tunes to whether or not the Elf is the new holiday ‘must do.’
You’ll also hear my youngest son Owen sharing his favorite holiday traditions.
Let us keep you company in the kitchen today!
Just click “play” here to listen in your browser:
If you like what you hear, I’d love for you to subscribe to The Kitchen Hour. If you’re an iTunes user, visit the podcast page here and click “View in iTunes”. From there you’ll see an option to subscribe, and all new episodes will download to your computer automatically. (You’ll also see a tab in iTunes called Ratings and Reviews, and if you’re feeling inclined I’d be grateful for a positive rating while you’re there!)
And check out the show notes for links to some of the articles and music Sarah and I discussed in the podcast – as well as a funny picture of her daughter Allegra meeting Santa Claus!