Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


My tradition is to celebrate the true joy and true meaning of Christmas. 


Dec 02, 2023 10:46 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In this phase of my life, with my hunny bunny & grown kids & grand kids, we usually take everyone out to a 5 star restaurant OUR TREAT...order what you want, including to go and extra desserts. We even sing Xmas carrolls

Dec 02, 2023 10:11 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

At this point in life, every year is a little different. I go with the flow.

Dec 02, 2023 10:07 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Larry and I make Christmas cookies of all kinds. I also make about 2 dozen small carrot raisin cakes to give out. 

Dec 02, 2023 10:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We decorate the homes interior and put up the tree. We are very traditional here Will Hamm .

Dec 02, 2023 01:04 PM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

We try a new recipe, especially one with ingredients we have to hunt.  We have found so many things that are now a weekly or monthly staple.  This year is a handwritten one I found in a thrift shop cookbook.  It was folded between the pages with lots of stains on it.  I can't wait for Christmas Eve to put it to test.  Covid made us cook more and now we appreciate the old recipes and stories.

Dec 03, 2023 06:47 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We have more ornaments than our tree can hold.

Age and family relocations has changed our Christmas season.

Last year, we visited out of state. This year in-state, but still traveling.

Traditions may change as life unfolds.

Dec 02, 2023 02:06 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Hi Will, We give our kids a new ornament each year. We started that when they were young so they'd have a tree of memories when they grow up. My daughter has taken hers since she is married. He husbands parents did the same so he has ornaments too. They add ornaments from their travels. We still give them ornaments. I'm not sure when we'll end that tradition. Maybe when the grands come along.

We also do family pjs when all the kids are in town which is about every other year. This year we'll have our son and next year we hope to have all three including our two kids and our son in law plus anyone else they want to bring.

I try to enjoy the holiday each and every day from Thanksgiving on. This includes decorating, buying/giving gifts, celebrating with friends and family, listening to Christmas music, enjoying neighborhood lights, being grateful, attending church and enjoying the seasonal music, and remembering the Reason for the Season. I realize not everyone who celebrates Christmas celebrates because of Jesus and I try to personally mediate on why I am celebrating. It's my favorite holiday!

Dec 02, 2023 12:31 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We really are not adding to our holiday decorating.  Our current tree has been unchanged for 30 years - and is just as charming today as it was 30 years ago.

Dec 02, 2023 12:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

We buy new pajamas for each other and pick out a new ornament, Will. Oh, and I make homemade German Chocolate cookies to hand out to clients and fellow agents and affiliates!

Dec 02, 2023 04:04 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I make cookies, but I'm only making them for a few special people now. I don't buy anything new in terms of decorations - I'm set. :-)


Dec 02, 2023 04:00 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There is no tradition, as this year, I will leave for a couple of weeks!

Dec 02, 2023 11:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

We have traditions with family and friends mostly. Each year, for 30 years now, we host a party with 4 other couples and we do an ornament exchange (White Elephant). That's typically the only ornament I buy each year.

Last night's party with those friends, Ray drew the Ace (high) so, we got last pick and wound up with a gorgeous ornament that fit perfectly on one of our pastel trees! 

Dec 03, 2023 08:00 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have ornament collections to decorate five trees... so I only add to my collection if/when I see something unique that would enhance one of my collections.

Dec 03, 2023 09:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

After many years, we have a surplus of ornaments and no longer purchase them.

Dec 03, 2023 05:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

We purchase a mew ornament for each of our grandchildren.

Dec 03, 2023 04:49 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We have more ornaments that we need and don't have a tradition for the entire month. We do stay with our traditions for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, both with the menu and other activities. 


Dec 02, 2023 07:41 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

This is a month of reading the Book of Luke (in the Bible) which takes you right to the birth of Jesus Christ -- the Reason for the Season -- When my children were young I would scatter the entire Nativity Scene throughout the house and each day would bring the figures closer and closer.  On Christmas Eve I would bring in Mary and Joseph. And on Christmas morning the Baby Jesus would appear in the manger.  A few days later?  The three wise men could be now bowing and presenting their gifts ...

Dec 02, 2023 07:21 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We don't have any Christmas traditions any longer. My wife use to make or  buy the kids a new ornament each year, they are grown now and have trees lights only or all one color ornaments that change each year. Even our traditional Christmas meals have changed over the years

Dec 02, 2023 06:41 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

To me, Christmas is a family holiday and not something to use to promote my business.  And my close family is in Hawaii, so here I am. Aloha.  

Dec 02, 2023 02:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may eat too many Christmas cookies this time of year.

Dec 03, 2023 11:09 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I tend to do the same . . . but I am somewhat inconsistent when it comes to the tree. I did not do one last year bc Moxie . . . she is such a rough and tumble! LOL 

Dec 03, 2023 07:38 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

My sprint is on towards the end of the year.  Balancing work, family and pleasure.  

Dec 03, 2023 07:08 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Will Hamm 

I build a shoe box online " Operation Christmas Child" with each of my grandchildren, they get to pick what goes in the box. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Dec 04, 2023 07:42 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Ring kettle bell for Salvation Army and Christmas Auction for Rotary with proceeds to support local library, backpack for kids. The tree is loaded with ornaments the kids made at home and school growing up. Am a sucker for another Department 56 Christmas in the City building or two but running out of room.

salvation army kettle drive bell ringing

Dec 04, 2023 03:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We made out traditional holiday cookies with family over Thanksgiving. We typically spend Christmas Day in LA with our daughters and their families for fun, food and exchanging Christmas gifts.

Dec 03, 2023 07:24 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

TOO MANY traditions to list! 

Dec 04, 2023 06:08 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

My wife and I were always believers in having a live tree until about six years ago.  We bought an artificial tree and couldn't be happier.  It is beautiful, in perfect shape and is like brand new this year still.  It cost half of what a new tree costs today.  We don't worry about fire or having the tree dry out.  There are no needles to clean up for the next six months and we can enjoy having it up for much longer. 

Dec 04, 2023 07:04 PM
Diane Christner
Bright Realty - Sarasota, FL

I used to buy a special new tree ornament every year..... BC, as in "before cats."  About 11 years ago we found an abandoned pregnant kitty in a parking lot, ended up not only her and her kittens, but along the way we adopted several rescue cats in need of homes as well.  With this crew having a Christmas tree is a big no-no.  You've probably all seen the videos of cats climbing or knocking over the family Christmas trees.


So we've had to get creative.  My favorite Christmas ornaments now get hung from a light fixture in the living room that the cats can't reach.  I've collected a number of vintage (think 1950's & 60's) Christmas themed tablecloths and table runners that go a long way towards providing Christmas cheer, plus the remainder of the decorations we put out are now all unbreakable.  


As to traditions, I still send out old fashioned Christmas cards to family, close friends & customers who have become friends along the way.  My hubby and I bake and icing sugar cookies we deliver to certain neighbors and friends that look forward to them each year.  In the past few years we also try to give as much time as we can helping out the various local cat rescue agencies as they are often short staffed over the holidays.


There are so many worthwhile organizations that need volunteers at the holidays, I wish we could do more.  



Dec 04, 2023 03:54 PM