The Families of Elliott Roofing

Christmas Traditions


The Case Family

Our family can hardly wait to put the Christmas tree up every year! We always decorate our tree the day after Thanksgiving. We present our children each with a new ornament once the tree is up. This ornament symbolizes something special that has shaped their lives during the year. The collection that we have built over the years has to be one of our most meaningful prized possessions that brings us tremendous joy each year.

-Matt and Holly Case

The Fivecoat Family

My family’s favorite family tradition is Elf on the Shelf the day after Thanksgiving, and this also means all lights and the spirit starts for Christmas. We always bake 3-5 cookies for Santa, wear matching pajamas and wait for Santa every year. The next morning, I pick all the family up, and everyone comes over to watch the kids open up presents and hear all about what Santa brings them.

-Bryan Fivecoat


The Marlatt Family

A few days or a week before Christmas we like to build gingerbread houses together with the kids. The night before Christmas, we will go to church and follow the night up with driving around looking at Christmas lights. Christmas morning starts bright and early opening presents, and then we follow up with a homemade quiche. The rest of the day is spent with family and watching basketball. Normally, the Thunder play on Christmas Day.

-Chris Marlatt

The Ojeda Family

We decorate a big Christmas tree and deck out the house with Christmas decorations. We spend time with both sides of the family on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We do Elf on the Shelf as we build up to Christmas Day and drive around looking at Christmas lights.

-Alexi Ojeda

The Rutherford Family

My mom has always made homemade noodles for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I remember as a child rolling out the dough and the hanging the noodles to dry by the wood burning stove. The recipe has changed a bit over the years, but the tradition of making noodles has not. My boys enjoy helping roll out the dough and of course sneaking some of the dough to eat it. Christmas has always been special family time for my family. Each year my sisters and I received an ornament in our stocking. This tradition has been carried on with my boys, and they each have a new ornament in their stocking every year representing something that meant a lot to them during that year. They will one day have these ornaments to hang on their own tree at their house. My grandfather was very good at woodworking, and he made a nutcracker that has been passed down to my son. Each year for Christmas, the Elf on the Shelf brings a new nutcracker to add to the collection.

-Amy Rutherford

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