My wife is Ukranian, so instead of turkey and all the trimmings, we have borscht, homemade cabbage rolls, and perogies as our big Christmas feast.
When we lived in Vancouver, we liked to take a walk along the city’s seawall on Christmas Day to soak in some sun. Now that we live in Calgary, our Christmas Day afternoon walk has turned in to some ice skating at our outdoor community rink.
The past 2 years have seen a new tradition enter our practice as George, our Elf on the Shelf, has added some new magic to the season. My oldest also insists that Santa’s reindeer eat zucchini, so that is what is left on the mantle.
As we head in to the home stretch of the holidays, here’s a list of 13 bizarre, strange, unique, and fun Christmas traditions from around the world that you might want to introduce to your family’s yearly celebrations.