Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas With the Duggars Part 2

Yesterday, we wrote about the Duggars' traditions leading up to Christmas. Today, let's take a look at how they spend Christmas Day.

Jim Bob and Michelle host an average of 30-45 immediate and extended family members for Christmas dinner, which is served buffet-style at their 7,000 square-foot home in Northwest Arkansas.

Can you guess what the Duggars' favorite holiday dish is? It's not the mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, or even the assortment of homemade pies. It's the rolls; the Duggars' melt-in-your-mouth, Homemade Yeast Rolls.
(Click here for recipe.)

After dinner, the family gathers around the Christmas tree (decorated this year by Jessa and Jinger) for an evening of carols, board games, hot apple cider, and plenty of wrapping paper!

How does a super-sized family handle Christmas presents? The Duggars usually organize their gift exchange by pulling names out of a hat.

 "You can feel the love in the room," says cousin Amy in a recent Examiner interview. There’s no family drama. It’s amazing."

Enjoy this video of the Duggars singing "Silent Night," back when they were "18 Kids and Counting."

9 Comments: Click Here to Add Yours:

Elizabeth said...

sort of off topic, but the Duggars really do have such a lovely home.

Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas from Scotland.

Anonymous said...

Love the Duggars and your blog, Lily and Ellie! We're having a small crowd for Christmas dinner, six family members.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

This is just a random question I have been wondering; did the Duggar's go to El Salvador this year. I havn't heard much about and and with everything going on in the past month did they still go?

Amanda said...

We usually spend Christmas eve with my grandfather and his wife by going out to eat. Christmas day we get up in the morning open gifts and then go back to bed. We wake up at about 10am mom cooks breakfast then we prepare the meal for Christmas. This year we are having my aunt and my mom's friend over to join my mother, my brother, and myself for big dinner.

Amanda said...

We go out to eat with my grandfather and his wife and then come home open one present each. We go to bed then wake up like around 6:00am or so to open up presents then we go back to sleep wake up at about 9:00 or 10 and then have breakfast and prepare for the big dinner. This year, we are having my aunt and my mom's friend over to join us for dinner.

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Hannah!

We haven't heard any news about a trip to El Salvador, but we will post about it if we do.

Merry Christmas!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

Ok Thank You! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Becca S. said...

Merry Christmas Duggar Family!!

-This Christmas we went to Ocala,FL for Christmas to see our family. Ocala is 1 hour away from Orlando,FL!

-We live in Burlington,NC and it was about a 9 to 10 hour trip from NC to FL!

-Becca Snead

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