Neighbors share their special, memorable holiday traditions

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At Bluffton Trading Post for some Saturday night music with the Young and Restless duo, we asked: “What holiday tradition, current or past, is most special to you?”

Maddie Terry, Bluffton: “I like decorating the Christmas tree with my parents at their house, drinking hot chocolate and watching ‘Home Alone.’”












James Brown, Bluffton: “The important thing for us is keeping my late father-in-law’s tradition of making shrimp and grits for breakfast on Christmas Day.”












Lee West, Bluffton: “The most special thing is that my husband took on my father’s tradition, to keep it going. He has big shoes to fill.”












Kym Mosher, Bluffton: “Going to Christmas Eve service at church with my dad.”











Mimi Terry, Bluffton: “On Christmas Eve, we’d have a big, big seafood dinner – it’s a traditional Italian celebration, the Feast of Seven Fishes. Only we had 13 fishes, and we’d have 40 people for dinner.”