Our Habits, Traditions and Sentiments: Holiday Edition

We are creatures of habit at Covalent Logic. Some of our most time-honored and sacred habits come through during the holiday season. We sourced some favorite holiday traditions from our crew to see how we celebrate!  

Our CEO and President, Stafford Wood, gets a jump start on shopping. She’s totally wrapped by the time most people start to browse.

Black Friday is my deadline for buying all of my Christmas presents and I fully decorate by the end of that day. Then, I have no shopping or decorating to do and I can just enjoy the season until January 6!

— Stafford Wood

Our VP, Trae Russell, has created tradition around the big screen each year.

We've been doing a "Christmas Vacation" viewing party for nearly 20 years with my college friends, and now, with all our families. The kids are starting to get involved so I think it will continue on. It's been our version of a Christmas party for all my long-time friends.

— Trae Russell

Covalent's Interactive Director, Stacey Vincent, gets the warm and fuzzies during the holiday season. For her family, it’s all about comfort, tradition and memories past and present.

My favorite Christmas traditions are the most simple ones. Several years back I stopped buying into the hype that a jam-packed Christmas season is best. We intentionally started slowing down and it's made our enjoyment of the season so much greater.

Along with Christmas music on repeat starting promptly after Thanksgiving, things like putting together Christmas puzzles, driving around to look at Christmas lights and piling up the blankets and cushions to read by the fireplace with the kiddos are some of our faves. Oh, and hot chocolate. Lots of hot chocolate. I also make a huge batch of my grandmother's "Texas Trash" trail mix each year to munch on while playing games with our extended family during our Christmas visits. I've enjoyed this tradition since I was a child and love that it's now become part of my kids' childhood as well.

— Stacey Vincent

And our list wouldn’t be complete without a holiday recipe. Senior Account Manager Julie Donald says she makes a batch of Wassail every year. 

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