Traditions fly thicker than snowflakes come Christmas Day, with all the holiday breakfasts, family gatherings and gift-opening parties.
But then comes Dec. 26 -- that little-noticed and un-hyped period following The Big Day itself. Once the wrappings are thrown away and the leftover feast is tucked in the fridge, then what?
We're guessing the day after Christmas is marked by its own rituals and traditions. Maybe it's a day to bundle up and find the snowiest sledding hill ever, or a day to cook up pot stickers and host the family Uno tournament. Maybe you stay in your PJs until 4 in the afternoon, watching the kids play with their new toys, or lace up those multi-colored shoes and enjoy a little bowling.
We'd like to hear about your "Day After" traditions. What is it that you do every year on Dec. 26 to unwind after the holiday hoopla or to extend the celebration another day?
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Deadline is Dec. 13.