One Family Enjoys Christmas Every Day of the Year

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

"When they were younger their friends every year the week before Christmas would always call me- Merry Christmas, Teri Christmas" says Teri Christmas.

For one couple, Christmas isn't just a one day celebration. Stuart and Teri Christmas have been married for 25 years.

"We got set up on a blind date and it took me 2 years to meet him. I said, Christmas? Really?" Teri says.

"Almost always when you hand your credit card to somebody. I mean I've had whole cashier lanes all stopped for all the cashier to come look at my credit card." Stuart Christmas says,

Mr. and Mrs. Christmas have 5 children ages 15 to 22 who say they've heard every nickname in the book- maybe twice

Vivian Christmas says, "I get- is you're name Mary a lot, and everyone thinks they're the first one to say it."

Caleb Christmas says, "My best friends parents refer to me as Christmas tree because I'm really tall."

Luke Christmas says, "Mostly- are you going to name your daughter Mary?"

Stuart traced the roots of their name all the way back to the 1600's when brothers moved form the Isle of Man in England to the United States.

"Each one of them had 7 sons and there were 14 sons all together and they ended up spreading all over the country."

Anna Christmas says, "We probably are related to almost every Christmas in this country so, nice to meet you."

Anna Christmas is the first girl in the family in 89 years and says she want's to hold onto the legacy.. "You know for my job it's really nice because I have all of these people who very easily remember my name like my clientele."

"Well, getting married seems like the better alternative so, I'm fine giving it up if that's what it takes." says Vivian.

The Christmas' say the one gift they always look forward to isn't sitting under the tree- it's sitting all around it.

Caleb Christmas says, "I feel like it has nothing to do with our last name being Christmas, i love being home with my family because we're all off at college and working so, it's nice getting back together."

And that's why it's their favorite time of year.

Anna says she think that having a last name like "Christmas" is what gave everyone in their family such outstanding personalities. And Stuart Christmas says it's always a good ice breaker.

They aren't the only christmases in town ... we found three more in the Tallahassee phone book.

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  • by Sarah on Dec 27, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    Was this really a story worth telling?? I think not. Its a last name. Should we make story's about all of the Campbell's with soup jokes? Come on now, get real. No I didn't waste my time reading it.
  • by Bruce, Sr Location: Cottondale on Dec 26, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    The milkman was a 3rd cousins to this family. The wife passed away several years ago and the husband now lives near family members in Georgia.
  • by J on Dec 26, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    their was another family in Tallahassee for years and their name was Christmas ,,he wasa Milkman ,,lived off of N.27,,,do not know if they are still living
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