5 Of The Best Christmas Traditions

5 Of The Best Christmas Traditions

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year.

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Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. The best part about Christmas is how everyone has so many different traditions.

1. Opening a gift on Christmas Eve

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The opportunity to open a gift a day early??? Count me in!

2. Helping mom wrap my siblings' gifts

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Every year, I get to help wrap my siblings' gifts before we put them under the tree. This gets things done faster for mom, but we still don't get to see our presents.

3. Christmas Day

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Every year on Christmas, my family gets up at 5 am to start unwrapping gifts. We've gotten up this early for as long as I can remember so we can unwrap the gifts, play with them for a bit, and then get ready to go!

4. Christmas breakfast

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Every Christmas morning is the same. After getting up at 5 am and getting ready, we go to my Mamaw's house for breakfast. We usually have a whole spread of biscuits, gravy, bacon, and eggs. Then, we get more presents!

5. Family pictures

At my Mamaw's house every year we get family pictures. They're always my favorite! This one is from 2014!

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The 7 Best Hillsong Songs Of All Time

The successful worship group has released many hits over the years, but here are the best seven all on one list.

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Hillsong as a whole has become so popular, and it is because of their ability to capture the heart of worship so well in their lyrics. Whether you are listening to United, Worship, or Young & Free, you will be blessed by this talented band of believers and will encounter the presence of God.

1. "What A Beautiful Name" by Hillsong Worship

It is clear why this song is so popular; it is all about lifting up the Name of Jesus. It is impossible to not worship when this song is played.

2. "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" by Hillsong United

This is the song that is known to be somewhat "mainstream" or "basic," but we should stop using words like that to describe it because it is truly beautiful. It challenges believers to live a life completely led by the Holy Spirit, which is something we need so desperately in society today.

3. "So Will I" by Hillsong United

It is obvious that the Creator of the universe deserves every bit of worship He gets. "So Will I" reveals that God will get His worship from all parts of creation, so we humans as the only part of creation made in His image should definitely join in on worshipping Him!

4. "Hosanna" by Hillsong United

"Hosanna" is what the people cried as Jesus entered Jerusalem days before His crucifixion. While He was killed a few days later, that Palm Sunday He received the praise He always deserved. We as His people should continue to cry, "Hosanna!" to our King.

5. "The Stand" by Hillsong United

The bridge of this song really takes a look at the heart of worship. Our God is all powerful and all glorious; we should always be in awe of Him. "The Stand" takes me back to the reason I serve the Lord in the first place: He gave it all.

6. "Elohim" by Hillsong Worship

With the title being God in Hebrew, you know it is going to be a song completely about Him. "Elohim" lists out parts of what makes God who He is, and it leaves me with no other choice but to worship.

7. "Not Today" by Hillsong United

Any Christian knows that Satan is always working to turn us away from God and stop believing truth. This song proclaims that he is a liar and we will not allow him to hinder us in our walks with the Lord. I watched an interview with Joel Houston, one of the main worship leaders for Hillsong, and when asked about this song, he said it was written to "mock the mocker."

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I'm Keeping My Christmas Tree Up All Winter And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

It's the WINTER Season... ;-)

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I think that my tree would not be considered Christmas-y if the ornaments are taken off and the lights are kept on. I think to just looks wintry. I am also keeping up decorations that say "let it snow", and I am keeping up any snowman without holly berries or presents in their hands.

The tree looks wintry in my opinion. It looks pretty with the lights and brings the room together. It gives off a warm ambiance, unlike that of fluorescent lighting.

I've taken all ornaments off except for gold snowflakes and I've left the silver tinsel garland on as well as the lights. It looks wintry to me still. I will probably be taking the whole tree down by the end of this month to prepare for Valentine's Day decorating. (Yes, I pretty much decorate my apartment for every holiday—sue me).

There's nothing like coming downstairs and seeing those lights sparkling.

Or coming inside from a dreary, rainy day outside and seeing them light up the room in a calm, warm, and comforting glow.

Or having a bad day, looking up, and seeing them shine.

It sort of makes me upset when I come downstairs and see that someone has unplugged them, to be honest.

I guess they don't see it as I do.

Pretty, twinkling lights forever!

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