The Most Popular American Holiday Traditions!

From dressing their cat up in a holiday costume to must-win games of Mario Kart on Christmas morning, a new study reveals some of Americans’ more quirky festive traditions.

Top 20 most popular American holiday traditions

  • Decorating a Christmas tree

  • Decorating the house

  • Watching holiday movies

  • Playing holiday music

  • Sending out holiday cards

  • Driving or walking around the neighborhood to see the holiday lights/decorations

  • Displaying Christmas stockings

  • Drinking hot chocolate

  • Baking holiday desserts as a family

  • Going holiday shopping on Black Friday

  • Choosing and buying a Christmas tree

  • Holiday shopping on Cyber Monday

  • Having the same holiday meal every year

  • Opening one present the night before the holiday

  • Going window shopping

  • Taking photographs with Santa

  • Setting up a nativity scene

  • Giving and/or receiving a holiday ornament every year

  • Setting out milk and cookies for Santa

  • Hanging mistletoe

Quirky holiday traditions

  • Dressing their cat up in a holiday costume

  • Playing Mario Kart games on Christmas morning

  • Exchanging ugly ornaments

  • Camping in the living room on the night of Christmas Eve

  • Opening all their presents on Christmas Eve

  • Making ornaments with their dog’s paw print

  • Watching horror movies on Christmas day

  • Sending holiday cards to people they don’t know

  • Hiding Christmas presents for the younger kids

  • Making snow angels

  • Wearing silly Christmas pajamas

Top things people look forward to during the holiday season

  • Spending time with loved ones

  • Eating holiday food

  • Giving gifts

  • Playing/listening to holiday music

  • Receiving gifts

  • Topic: What is your “quirky” holiday tradition?

Source: NY POST

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