Our Black Friday Tradition

23 Nov

While I was chatting with the other ladies during the HuffPost Live segment, one of the women said that it’s not quite Thanksgiving without Black Friday shopping (or something to that effect). That got me thinking and it is possible to have Black Friday traditions that don’t include an ounce of shopping. My family has one of them.

Black Friday in Mommyland.

On this day, every year, for the past eight years Bill and I have helped my mom put up her Christmas tree. Even before there was Mommyland there was this Black Friday tradition.

My Life In Mommyland

The branches ready to be fluffed.

I’ve told you about this infamous Christmas tree before.

This year to entertain myself while putting the tree together I made up songs about the tree set to the tune of various Christmas songs.

As much as I bitch about the tree and what I pain in the ass it is to get up and together I actually have fun doing it. Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone. I spend the better part of the afternoon with my Mom and Bill (two of my favorite people) laughing and joking about the process.

The Best Part of our Tradition.

Of course Bill and I don’t just volunteer ourselves for this task, there’s something in it for us too.

RIBS!!!

My Life In Mommyland

For our trouble we are rewarded with the BEST. RIBS. EVER!!!

After we work up an appetite putting the 100+ branches on the tree we sit down to a delicious meal.

What I’m getting at here is that some of the best Black Friday traditions have nothing to do with shopping or spending money. What could possibly get you more in the holiday spirit than getting the Christmas tree up?

Do you have any Black Friday traditions?

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Lisa
Lisa

Today we made cookies. I went to CVS and Walgreens for the freebies. Dan took the boys for a bike ride. I guess we don't have any traditions, except our tradition will be to NOT participate in the insanity.