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What are your family traditions?

WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,951
I travel quite a bit for work, about 5-6 years ago I began collecting magnets from each new place I would go. The kids have adopted the practice and we get one from new vacation spots, etc. 

We had to get a new garage beer fridge as our old one stopped working.  Returning the magnets to their new home was more fun than I would have thought. I only wish I had started this tradition years ago when I first started traveling.  I also learned to get durable magnets- as many of the cool/ornate ones have been broken and trashed.  

I got the idea from my parents- we always bought Christmas tree ornaments from places we would would visit and from memorable experiences. Every year when we unpack them you get a trip down memory lane. 

So what kind of fun and different traditions do you all do?


Greensboro, NC
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  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 655
    edited June 5
    SWMBO family has spent 30+ labor days (except when Harvey hit) here


    3 Days of beach, pool, in-laws and most importantly adult beverages.

    Worst part of the trip is the "Grilling", they have Gassers that only have 1 temp- FULL NUCLEAR.  So its basically Chicken Thighs, Burgers and/ or Dogs.  Nothing very creative.  For our part we usually make Pulled Pork or Carnitas before hand, Freeze and warm up when the time comes.  Frozen hunks of pork doubles as ice blocks to keep the beer cold for the trip down.
    LBGE, Charbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Old Weber Kettle, Yeti 65, RTIC 20, Too many Yeti/ RTIC drinkware vessels to mention.

    Not quite in Austin, TX City Limits
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,807
    For the past 68 years that I know of for certain we had and still have a pot chili on New Years Day. Not sure why or how that started, but I still carry it on!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 12,972
    On New Years, my wife and I usually cook a nice dinner at home alone. We reflect back on the year. We might have a cocktail or two. Sometimes we make it to midnight.....sometimes we don’t. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,266
    edited June 5
    Every Friday has been designated pizza and movie night. No friends, no phones, we just make pizzas and watch a movie together. As the kids get older that will probably transition to Sunday night but we will see. More traditionally we also get Christmas ornaments wherever we go.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,467
    edited June 5
    Tamales, posole and biscochitos for Christmas.
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 697
    We always do a big fancy seafood feast for christmas Eve dinner. It sure beats turkey and ham meals that we are tired of by christmas eve

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,311
    Thai beef salad and chicken coconut soup for Christmas dinner for 10+ years.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,104
    edited June 5
    Somewhat like @xfire_ATX we go to Seaside (just down the beach) for the past 20+ years with our daughter's family. Was there 2 weeks ago and headed back in 2 weeks. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,631
    I have a Negroni before dinner.

    Unless I have a Manhattan.
    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,092
    We have a healthy magnet and Christmas ornament collection from our travels. 
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,854
    RRP said:
    For the past 68 years that I know of for certain we had and still have a pot chili on New Years Day. Not sure why or how that started, but I still carry it on!
    I love pot chili.
    NOLA
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,854
    bgebrent said:
    Thai beef salad and chicken coconut soup for Christmas dinner for 10+ years.
    Would you share your coconut soup recipe?  The last one I tried came out too thin.  Thanks!
    NOLA
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,330
    A Christmas Eve potluck with the entire extended family and since I am one of 35 first cousins, many of whom are grandparents, that's a lot. The Christmas story from the chapter of Luke , fireworks, and Santa Claus. My Egg has contributed many times and so successfully that Aunt Lynette now has her own XL. How many years? Well my dad is the third of 9 kids and I am his second kid so at a minimum 59 years and probably longer.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,311
    buzd504 said:
    bgebrent said:
    Thai beef salad and chicken coconut soup for Christmas dinner for 10+ years.
    Would you share your coconut soup recipe?  The last one I tried came out too thin.  Thanks!
    I’ll send it your way this weekend.  Surprise, Nichole makes the soup and she has a killer recipe(with her mods).  It’s at the lake so I’ll get to you this weekend.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,854

    bgebrent said:
    buzd504 said:
    bgebrent said:
    Thai beef salad and chicken coconut soup for Christmas dinner for 10+ years.
    Would you share your coconut soup recipe?  The last one I tried came out too thin.  Thanks!
    I’ll send it your way this weekend.  Surprise, Nichole makes the soup and she has a killer recipe(with her mods).  It’s at the lake so I’ll get to you this weekend.
    Lol, shocking, thanks.  I'd appreciate it.
    NOLA
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 683
    My dad, brother and I used to watch at least four hours of the 24 hour Christmas Story Marathon on TBS every Christmas.  We tried to come up with the most obscure trivia questions about it. 

    Examples include:  

    -What is the name of the department store where Santa is?
    - What is next door to the Chinese restaurant?
    - What is the name of Scut Farkus’s toadie?
    - What is the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?
    - What is Flick getting his old man for Christmas?

    My dream is to one day be on Jeopardy and have one of the categories be A christmas Story

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,927
    We go bald. 
    My Favorite Post
    Visalia, Ca
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,588
    Lots of traditions in our family, but one I’m very proud of, is:

    the EASTER CASCARONES !!!!

    real eggs, dyed various colors, filled with confetti. 

    It’s good luck to cascarone someone on the head. 

    And the reason I’m proud, is we transitioned Easter from my parents’ to our house a few years ago. Quite a responsibility. Easter dinner? BGE pulled pork. My family is great! :)

    this Easter we went through half the cascaroni supply — 55 dozen 




    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,901
    My wife and I do the New Years day traditional lunch. Pork, greens, black eyed peas, cornbread.. 
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • MJGMJG Posts: 515
    We do the magnet magnet thing too as well as stickers to go on a cargo box. 
    Large Big Green Egg in a nest. North Shore of Boston.
  • dharleydharley Posts: 333
    Single Dad; 60/40 custody, after my divorce I tried to do all the traditional/normal stuff with my two sons. The first Easter I got all the goods to dye eggs. My boys weren't very into it. So I modified the Easer Egg Hunt into an Easter Egg Fight. We hide two dozen raw eggs each in my back yard and spend about ten minutes finding eggs and pelting each other with them.

    We also get our tree Christmas Eve Day and decorate it then.

    New Years Eve I cook something elaborate and fall asleep by ten. 
    LBGE, PSWOO, 36" Blackstone, MasterBuilt smoke box- Playing with fire in Three Rivers, MI

    My '23 & Me' said I'm 2/3 bacon and 1/3 Red Blooded American

    USMC Veteran

    Always do sober what you said you would drunk, that'll teach you to keep your mouth shut.  -EH
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,799
    xfire_ATX said:
    SWMBO family has spent 30+ labor days (except when Harvey hit) here


    3 Days of beach, pool, in-laws and most importantly adult beverages.

    Worst part of the trip is the "Grilling", they have Gassers that only have 1 temp- FULL NUCLEAR.  So its basically Chicken Thighs, Burgers and/ or Dogs.  Nothing very creative.  For our part we usually make Pulled Pork or Carnitas before hand, Freeze and warm up when the time comes.  Frozen hunks of pork doubles as ice blocks to keep the beer cold for the trip down.

    I think I recognize that place. Corpus Christi. North Padre Island just south of Packery Channel. Gulfstream...right? I've stayed there before. Grew up surfing that beach

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,046
    SaltySam said:
    My dad, brother and I used to watch at least four hours of the 24 hour Christmas Story Marathon on TBS every Christmas.  We tried to come up with the most obscure trivia questions about it. 

    Examples include:  

    -What is the name of the department store where Santa is?
    - What is next door to the Chinese restaurant?
    - What is the name of Scut Farkus’s toadie?
    - What is the name of the Lone Ranger’s nephew’s horse?
    - What is Flick getting his old man for Christmas?

    My dream is to one day be on Jeopardy and have one of the categories be A christmas Story

    lol, I have the same hope but for "The Andy Griffith Show".

    1) How Many episodes was Earnest T Bass in?
    2) Who was the town drunk and what was his wife's name?
    3) What was the mountain mans name whose daughter had a big crush on Andy
    4) What buisness did Aunt Bea invest in?
    5) Opie shot a mother bird with his BB gun and later found the babies. How many and what were their names?
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,719
    Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons.  In the spring we make meat helmets.  We place insolent children in burlap bags and beat them with reeds.  At the age of 14 boys have their testicles ritualistically shaved by Zoroastrians.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,665
    WATERBOARDING
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,719
    thetrim said:
    WATERBOARDING
    Damn.  That must be torture.
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,311
    thetrim said:
    WATERBOARDING
    Damn.  That must be torture.
    Rendition if we don’t care for the boy.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 2,951
    I don’t know- sounds pleasant compared to a few in-law holidays I have experienced. 


    Greensboro, NC
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