Making Memories with Holiday Traditions


When the calendar flips over to December, seasonal celebrations begin around the globe. Whether Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Mawlid or Solstice, the final month of the year offers up a time of joyful reflection and an opportunity for cherished festive traditions.  Our Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery providers share in the excitement as they anticipate their own holiday favorites.

Oh, yes, it’s definitely the season to indulge! Feasting together has been a holiday gesture of goodwill through the ages. Dr. Burke Robinson is ready for his annual fireside filets, marinated for two days before grilling, and breakfast of coffee and cranberry nut bread on cold mornings, “heated up with butter melted on top, yum!”

Heather Davis, Certified Esthetician, Medical Assistant and Laser Practitioner, goes for the gooey sweetness of s’mores by a cozy fire.  Michelle Giglio, PA-C, Advanced Aesthetic Injector, also craves chocolate treats, “hot chocolate, chocolate Santas, Hershey’s Kisses,” and popping popcorn for classic holiday movies.

When it comes to choosing those holiday films, everyone has iconic favorites to mark the season. Elf tops Heather’s list for feel-good giggles and Michelle can’t wait for her annual date with her sisters to watch precious Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer. Dr. Robinson loves the nostalgia of A Charlie Brown Christmas and the modern twist Jim Carrey gives as The Grinch, but it’s DieHard he recommends as his surprise pick: “Love John McClain! Great love story and holiday flick!”

The most treasured family traditions often evolve from holiday fun worth repeating year after year. From songs and stories to seasonal silliness, special events become an honored practice of uplifting the spirit. Heather and her family relish some light-hearted Christmas Eve fun with movies, wrapping gifts and playing card games together. Dr. Robinson and his family continue to enjoy the Alliance Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, heeding the message of Scrooge’s past, present and future journey toward grace. Michelle garners peace and hope from time spent with her family at candlelight church services.

Reminiscing about the magical holidays of childhood brings a twinkle of fond memories, doesn’t it? Heather holds dear the image of her father sitting by the fire on Christmas Eve, playing his acoustic guitar and singing. Michelle remembers watching the Santa Tracker on the news: “It seemed so real as a child to hear the weatherman tell where Santa was!” Dr. Robinson recalls the beauty of being an acolyte for Christmas Eve services, lighting candles throughout the church. He also remembers waking up his parents as early as 4:00 on Christmas morning and never quite understanding why they were so exhausted … NOW he gets it!

Make the merriest of memories with your friends and family this year by starting a new tradition or rekindling one from the past.

From our RFPS Family to yours, Happy Holidays!