What Are Some of Your Unique Christmas Traditions?

CHristmas traditions from around the world.

One of the things I love about blogging is getting to “meet” people from all over the world. I also love hearing about unique Christmas traditions that are different from my own, as I love Christmastime. I’ve seen enough of the world to know that I’d be delusional to think that everyone celebrates Christmas and has the same Christmas traditions as we do here in the States. Did you know, for example, that the Japanese LOVE Kentucky Fried Chicken? Personally, I’d pass but they’re crazy about it. According to this infographic they even have it for Christmas dinner! Have you ever heard of Sinterklaas or his sidekick Black Pete? No? Neither had I. But, apparently, they’re a hit in the Netherlands. And, when Santa visits Ireland, he’d better come thirsty because there will be a pint of Guiness waiting for him (I bet parents have fun drinking for Santa).

Related: If you’re looking for last minute Christmas gifts stop over at my post to get your creative juices flowing.

What are some of the unusual Christmas traditions that stand out to you in this infographic? What are some of your Christmas traditions? Will you be eating KFC tomorrow?

12 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

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24 comments on “What Are Some of Your Unique Christmas Traditions?

    • Thanks Grayson. I know, that would be pretty neat. It is fun to build those traditions as you begin to add little ones to your family. Have a good one Grayson.

  1. Cool infographic! I celebrate the 6th of December St Nicholas like explained here for Germany. I spent Christmas with a Spanish family a few years in a row and they seemed to all wear red underwear, but I don’t know how spread that tradition was!
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  2. Our family eats potato soup for dinner on Christmas Eve. I grew up thinking it was some sort of Irish tradition. It turns out it was because it was something my parents could prepare during the day and then be able to eat a quick meal with few dishes to clean before getting reading for Christmas Eve service.
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  3. Merry Christmas John!

    For the past 3 years, after we hang with the folks, my girl and I go to this little Italian restaurant close to our house and count down to Christmas. Good beer, great pizza, and an overall fun time.

  4. It’s a more recent thing, but my family has perogies and cabbage rolls on Christmas Eve. My spouse’s family always has a lobster dinner (I get something else because lobster doesn’t like me). Then, there’s champagne and OJ in the morning, a tradition my spouse has managed to pass along to my immediate family as well.
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