Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions with Hannah

By Hannah Schuller  A draft from the window meets my elbow. Aha! I find the culprit; I retuck the edge of my blanket behind my elbow. There… back to my cocoon of warmth. Amy Grant’s voice fills the room, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jackfrost nipping at your nose…” “Have y’all ever roasted chestnuts on an open fire?” I ask my soon to be sister-in-laws. No one had. “What do roasted chestnuts even taste like?” asks Kelsey. [3 candy cane shaped cookies, 2 mugs of coffee, & one Christmas movie later] “Chestnuts for us to roast on an open fire, ladies,” says Brittany holding up a sack as she walks through the back door. A spark of excitement rises in me. An hour later the three of us, all puffed up from layers of clothes and winter gear, are standing around a fire open to the night sky. We

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