It's Tea Time Somewhere: All About Christmas

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Christmas is upon us and Denise, Alicia and Melissa are talking ALL about it.  They take the discussion way back to their childhood years and discuss the traditions they grew to love.  Those traditions turned into expectations (which sometimes led to disappointments) they put on the holiday season as an adult.  They discuss their first Christmases overseas as well as what they have come to love about celebrating the holidays overseas.  And what holiday special wouldn't be complete without discussing traditions around the world that involve pickles, roller skates and a murdering grandmother? So grab a cup of tea, relax and enjoy another episode of "It's Tea Time Somewhere."

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 Connect with Denise, Alicia and Melissa via Instagram.  Join our expat conversations on our Taking Route Instagram.Links to things we mentioned during this episode:Solar Powered String Christmas LightsOne of Denise's Christmas Recipes: Peppermint Rock CandyAlicia made the following decorations on her expat first Christmas:3D Snowflakes TutorialVideo Tutorial for Paper Christmas Tree TopperThe Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name Pattern for Felt Jesse Tree Ornaments (not mentioned but hopefully helpful)Coloring Book Jesse Tree Ornaments (also, not mentioned)Melissa shared Traditions from here and here.Wiggles Christmas YouTube Video.  (Denise took Alicia's challenged and won!)
Other Christmas links that may interest you from Taking Route:Our First Christmas OverseasMy Big Fat American Christmas Let-DownChristmas Traditons that TravelA TCK Perspective: An Advent TraditionAnd from around the web:

Hanukkah in Japan – Celebrating Family TraditionsThe Christmas Ache and the Conundrum of this Cross-Cultural Life9 Ways to Make the Most of Christmas AbroadHow to Cope with the Expat Christmas BluesGlobetrotting Christmas: Celebrating Around-The-World