Christmas Eve Tradition

We have a tradition at our house for our Christmas eve meal. Pizza! That’s right I have served pizza for Christmas eve dinner since the mid 80’s. It’s a fun tradition and delicious too. We only have pizza about four times a year and Christmas eve is one of those times. Everyone can have whatever they want on it .  Do you have a Christmas eve meal tradition? Or a Christmas eve tradition of any kind? Our daughter and her family open one gift on Christmas eve ( it’s always pajamas :-) )

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  1. Pizza sounds like a good one! We tend to have snack foods that night – stuff from Hickory Farms and such.

  2. That pizza looks fantastic! I’m not sure that we actually have any Christmas Eve traditions other than the preparations for Christmas dinner. Have a beautiful weekend & a wonderfully Happy New Year! xoxo

  3. Pizza is a good tradition on any night. :)

    We don’t have a meal tradition for Christmas Eve but we do make sure we make a dish everyone loves!

  4. Hello! I’m stopping by from the No Rules Link Party – and I’m your newest follower. That pizza looks pretty tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Mom used to always wrap up pjs for us as kids. I guess we got to big for that now :( lol

  6. Great idea, Katie. We used to do a traditional Quebecois meal of tourtiere and baked beans. But we never know who’s around on Christmas Eve these days, so it changes every year.

    Happy New Year, my friend.

  7. Francesca Romana Capizzi says:

    That’s a great tradition!!! I love pizza!
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  8. Wow! Look at that pizza! I love pizza and yours certainly looks so delicious. I like this tradition that you have. Have a wonderful weekend Katie!

  9. What a fun tradition! Great photo; the pizza looks delish!

    When I was living at home, we always celebrated on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day, the only restaurant that was open in town was a Chinese restaurant, so we’d always order in Chinese for dinner :)

  10. Looks very good!
    I would like to taste…
    Have a great Friday!

  11. Pizza sounds like a fantastic tradition! We don’t have a Christmas Eve tradition anymore since my grandparents passed away. Maybe I’ll make one for 2013!

  12. I love pizza! What a great idea! When the kids were little we served them hot chocolate with marshmallows and they got to open one small gift under the tree. Christmas Eve dinner was usually something light because of the big meal of Christmas Day. :)

  13. My kids were surprised every Christmas Eve by a pair of new pj’s in the present they were allowed to open.

  14. Nothing special on Christmas Eve for us. We use to go to my aunt and uncles when they were alive. We moved away from family 24 years ago but Christmas Eve was always at someone elses house so no traditions have been made but we need to start something! We have started the tradition of pizza on Christmas Day so I can join the fun and not spend my day cooking in the kitchen. We do get a special deep dish pizza from Chicago. Otherwise we have pizza every Friday night, that has been a tradition for as long as I can remember.

  15. I dont have a meal tradition ( yet ) for Christmas Eve, but I do enjoy going to the late evening Christmas Service on Christmas Eve. =)

    Happy New Year Katherine! (( hugs ))!

  16. Hi Katherine! I bet your pizza is delicious! Since you don’t eat it very often that’s a great tradition. We normall just have all different types of appetizers and of course desserts and drinks :)

    Happy New Year to YOU!!


  17. I actually skipped two traditional items for the gathering this year. Garlic Cheese Grits and Pretzel Salad. I was stressed and didn’t feel like hassling with them. We didn’t starve, by any means.

  18. Oh what a tease! That looks awesome and is making my mouth water!

  19. That pizza looks delicious!! We have a special dinner and Christmas Eve is bigger than Christmas Day and even more so with the kids being adults BUT even when they were small we went all out on Christmas Eve!

  20. Your pizza is beautiful! My family’s Christmas Eve dinner is typically a bigger deal than Christmas dinner. For many years, we always had lasagna but have started to change it up a bit the last few years. This time around it was Shepherds Pie.

  21. We make stuffed shells every Christmas Eve. We put them in the oven before we go to mass and by the time we get home they are piping hot and the house smells fabulous. Happy New Year Katherine!

  22. We had pizza, too! I think I will make it “a thing”. We watched some classic Christmas shows and had ice cream. Fun!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year.

  23. We don’t really have a tradition on Christmas eve, but on boxing day we always have a massive party with my Dad’s side of the family and I always end up very hungover the next day!

    Pizza looks yummy.

    Corinne x

  24. I love pizza! How fun! I am so glad we have sun now. I enjoyed the snow a lot too. Thanks for saying hi.

  25. Our tradition is to go to the Candlelight Service at church and then we eat at Applebee’s 😉

  26. Wow! Pizza:) is so funny have it for christmas:))) but its ok… im love pizza!!!

  27. Hi Katherine, one simply cannot go wrong with pizza! It makes for a nice break from the “heavy” holiday meals.

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  29. That pizza looks delicious!! We kept it nice and simple and did a roast with veggies in the slow cooker.

    Wishing you blessings for a Happy New Year!

  30. I let my kids open one gift on Christmas Eve also. My mother had the tradition and I passed it on to my kids :)

  31. Pizza only four times a year?? You are a saint of the highest order! We generally make a couple of pans of lasagna on Christmas Eve. Warm, cheesy, comfort food!


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