5 holiday traditions that every generation can love

Some traditions from the earliest generations will never fade away.

When you think of holiday traditions, what's the first thought that comes to mind? Is it baking cakes and pies with your parents? Or something like always serving turkey? Whatever it is, it's a piece of your family with a huge chunk of value.

There are different holiday traditions for each generation. Yet, some from the earliest generations will never fade away.

Here are five that every generation can love.

1. Tradition: prepping for holiday dinner the day before

No matter what generation you're a part of, preparing for a big dinner the day before is always a helpful tradition! Some people even prep a week before the big day, making the holiday much more special when you're not running around trying to figure things out.

2. Tradition: decorating your house on the first day of the month

This is a popular decorating tradition that Gen X, Gen Z and everyone could enjoy. The thrill of waking up on the first day of the new month, and grabbing your storage bins specifically for decorations, is something that can never be replaced.

3. Tradition: waking up at sunrise to start cooking the feast

The early bird always has the most time left for fun! One tradition is waking up around 7:00 am or 8:00 am to start cooking your feast. This way, by dinner time, instead of waiting for one dish to get done, you and your family will be able to eat and enjoy each other's company.

4. Tradition: dressing in your Sunday's best

Dressing in lovely attire is a holiday tradition that will never grow old. Everyone shows up in their best threads as they catch up with family they haven't seen all year.

5. Tradition: watching holiday movies in the living room as a family

After the holiday's main event, the dinner, one tradition that every generation can love is participating in family activities. Some families watch holiday-themed movies, and others play games.

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bagandwallyfan52 11 days ago
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Paladin33 13 days ago
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Pacificsun 16 days ago
Cooking was about close as it got to those suggested traditions listed above. Only because she had time, just as we did, in order to eat a big meal.

In the Sixties it was actually about appreciating your friends and relatives, visiting, conversations, sharing stories and creating new memories. We were on the West Coast and weather had no impact on holiday atmosphere. In fact one year, we barbequed because it was over 80 degrees out.
Barry22 18 days ago
With the exception of #4, follow all those traditions. Happy Thanksgiving to Everybody!!
BenSobeleone 18 days ago
What was tradition at our house on Thanksgiving Day in the 1990s was the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon on Comedy Central. Had a few good laughs!
Barry22 BenSobeleone 18 days ago
I miss that.
BenSobeleone Barry22 11 minutes ago
Yeah, those were some fun Thanksgiving Days back then. A few of my favorite MST3K episodes are "Daddy-O" and "It Conquered the World"
Peter_Falk_Fan 18 days ago
Our desserts are always made the day before Thanksgiving. I'll have a piece of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving Day breakfast.

No movies. After the parade, it's football and then.... more football. I'll play a video game if the game's a blowout.

I would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all, and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends.
harlow1313 18 days ago
Since becoming a geezer, my new tradition is a Swanson's Hungry Man Turkey Dinner. Note that, being a contented introvert/loner, this does not trouble me.
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LoveMETV22 Pacificsun 16 days ago
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I don't view him as a geezer either, but if that's his wish, whatever makes one happy.
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cheryl1725 18 days ago
Dressing up for Thanksgiving? I'm cooking all day. I'm lucky to get out of my sweat clothes 😂
BenSobeleone cheryl1725 18 days ago
On Thanksgiving Day for me, it's T-shirt, blue jeans and running shoes.
Michael 18 days ago
Most of these weren't tradition for my family, even in the sixties.
Happy Holidays to all Metv viewers.
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