My Favorite Party
Rebecca Sicree on Christmas Pizzas, Hospitality & the Best Gift of All
When my son Tom was sixteen, I asked him which of our Christmas traditions he would keep for his own family. He thought for a minute, then answered, "Opening one present on Christmas Eve."
"But we don't do that!" I protested.
"Yeah, but I wish we would."
"Isn't there anything we actually do that you would keep?"
He didn't hesitate. "Pizza on Christmas Eve," he replied.
I never planned on pizza. When I was growing up, my mother always prepared a beautiful roast beef dinner on Christmas Eve, during which we shared oplatki, the postcard-sized Polish wafers stamped with Nativity scenes. (On Christmas Day, . . .
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Rebecca Sicree writes from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She attends Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband Andrew and their ten children, who take up an entire pew.
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