11 Families Share Some Of Their Weird Christmas Traditions

Does your family have any bizarre plans for the holidays?

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s a time when friends and families get together and celebrate the love and bonds that keep them together. Christmas is also filled with many traditions, from hanging stockings by the fire to leaving a plate of cookies for Father Christmas to eat. Some families, however, have some rather strange festive traditions. Here are some examples.


“I have a family of 5 and when we visit my parents for Christmas they scatter all of the gifts across their 10 acres of wooded property. Last year I had to cut a rope to lower a gift down because it was suspended 30 feet in the air.” – cloudywater1


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“On Christmas Eve, we have a tradition of the Christmas Elf. All the kids take turns putting on the pointy green elf hat and putting a present under the tree. They are all in their 20s now, and my wife still makes them do it.

“We have a bunch of pictures of bored, annoyed 20-year-olds posing with a present by the tree wearing a stupid green elf hat.” – ParkingLotRanger


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“On Christmas Eve we all pack up into the car and drive around looking at the Christmas lights around town…and we drink chocolate milk from baby bottles while we do it.” – FourtE2


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“We make a six-foot long burrito by laying down a lot of tortillas. Once all the food is on it we all gather around it and roll the burrito together as a family.” – juiceboxheero