What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
Visit us on Facebook or tweet us. Use #ChristmasinJA. Here are some of the responses we have received so far:
I remember, as a child, the whitewashing of the house, trees and all the stones around the flowers in the garden. I remember balloons, fire rockets, and star lights. Also the killing of the biggest rooster, goat, and pig. Then we would all go to church, all dressed up in our best clothes that came in parcels from our aunt in Kingston. I just loved those days. They were so much fun.
- Sheryl Wint
I remember going by Grandma's in deep rural St Elizabeth to spend Christmas. We would pick cocoa, wash them and put them out to dry. Then parch and beat them to make chocolate. We would have Christmas pudding on the fire. The hard part was walking to Christmas 'mawnin' church service two miles away in the dark and cold. We would come back and make hot chocolate and eat pudding. Great memories!
- Audrey Morrison
I remember cool breeze, cleaning from top to bottom, bottom to top. I remember hours upon hours of cooking and enjoying family time.
I remember, as a child, going to St William Grant Park which was the place to be every Christmas holiday.
- Camille Ellimac
I remember going to Linstead Market to collect things then I would go to Lee's Supermarket to shop. Then later, it would be Grand Market till daylight. When I got home, dinner would almost be done. There would be cake and sorrel just waiting to be devoured.
- Karen Bash Godblss Bent
Office parties, music, food and it seemed like a lot of people hustling. Sidewalks packed with sellers and buyers. I also have to include the sorrel and rice and peas.
- Janet Anderson-Swan