The holiday season is here. Pumpkin spice and Black Friday deals are everywhere. And it's the time of year when you can make great memories with loved ones. For some of us, the best way to do this is through holiday traditions.

It's nothing new. For years and years, families have participated in holiday traditions. I'm willing to bet your family may have some of their own. In a blog from EF Academy, ten of the most popular holiday traditions are revealed. Scroll and see how many of these your family has taken part in.

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House Decorated with Christmas Lights
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Decorate Your House With Lights

Make sure Santa and his reindeer notice your home. House decorations can be extreme or stay simple and elegant.


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Sing Christmas Carols

Nothing taps into the Christmas spirit like caroling. Grab a few friends for a group sing-a-long.


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Wear an Ugly Sweater

This is pretty much the only time of year you can get away with it. The uglier the better.


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Decorate the Tree

This was always a special time for my family. We made a whole evening out of it. Break out the eggnog and ornaments, and make memories.


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Bake Christmas Cookies

The holidays go better with cookies. There are plenty of recipes out there that will surely please.


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Photo: inarik/Getty Images

Write a Letter to Santa

Do you have your Christmas list ready to go? Drop Santa a line and let him know.


Victorian Gingerbread House
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Make a Gingerbread House

A great family activity. Fun to build and delicious to eat.


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Exchange Gifts

Perhaps one of the holiday's most common traditions. Whether it's gag gifts at a company party or a more meaningful exchange at home with family, gifts have been a part of Christmas for a long time.


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Spend Time With Family

Another important tradition on my list. Spending time with and letting those close to you know how much they mean at Christmastime is very special indeed.


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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Watch Christmas Movies

You can't go wrong with movies during the holidays and there are some good Christmas choices out there. Elf remains popular as do classics like Miracle on 34th Street.

Traditions are a special way of celebrating the Christmas season. Whether it's one of the more common suggestions above, or something more unique and private, set aside some time with the ones you care about and take part in a tradition.

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