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These Are a Few Of Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

Posted by Fidelity National Title Idaho on Dec 6, 2019 11:30:00 AM


Santa is a fan of beef jerky. A Big Jud’s burger is the perfect Christmas gift. And pajamas are essential TV watching gear. We asked our office for their favorite holiday traditions — and we’d love to hear yours, too!

Rik Greathouse“We watch ‘The Grinch’ in our PJs.”

— Rik Greathouse

Michelle Arevalo“Every year, our family decorates the Christmas tree together. We take our time unwrapping all of the ornaments and reminiscing over where each one came from or which child made it and which ornaments are our favorites. There's always some jockeying for who gets to put their favorite ornament front and center on the tree. We play Christmas music and trip over the dog who loves to lay right in the middle of the action. Afterwards, we turn the house lights off and sit in the dark and admire the beautiful tree filled with love! We look forward to this evening every year.”

— Michelle Arevalo
Customer Service and Education Coordinator

Amy Crookston“One of my favorite days of the year is when we go to the mountains to cut our tree. Our entire family goes and it’s a full day of tree hunting, sledding, lunch, and hot chocolate. Also, on Christmas Ever, we gather with my husband’s family for chorizos and a visit from Santa, who gives all the kids new PJs. The chorizo dinner is a tradition they carried over from their Basque grandpa.”

— Amy Crookston
Operations Manager

Jessyca Hanson"We leave beef jerky and Coke out for Santa because that’s what Dad says he likes!”

— Jessyca Hanson
Front Office Coordinator and Customer Service Coordinator

Cynthia Henscheid“Our tradition is a Christmas Eve soup supper. We invite family and friends and have a card game or movie afterwards.”

— Cynthia Henscheid
Escrow Office

Phil Archer“In lieu of presents for all the nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, etc., we set up a dinner at Big Jud's ever year during December. Everyone comes together and we order about 10 Big Jud’s Burgers that we then cut in fourths. Everyone splits tots, fries, and onion rings. We eat and laugh and have a great time. I can't believe how much more I enjoy the time. We don’t miss the presents when we all have so much already.”

— Phil Archer
Vice President and Treasure Valley Manager

Tammie Knobloch“Our traditions are cutting a fresh tree in the mountains and ice skating on Christmas Eve!”

— Tammie Knobloch
Escrow Officer

Do you open your gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Is football a mandatory post-feast event? Are there family “disagreements” over whether to serve turkey or prime rib? Let us know your favorite family traditions in the comments below

Tags: Phil Archer, Michelle Arevalo, Tammie Knobloch, Jessyca Hanson, Holidays, Traditions, Rik Greathouse, Cynthia Henscheid, Amy Crookston

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