Such a special family ritual.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
Chip and Joanna Gaines 'Today' Show
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Does it come as any surprise that the energetic Chip Gaines loved the exciting buildup to Christmas as a kid? We think not.

The now 44-year-old husband to Joanna and father of five eagerly anticipated the winter holiday growing up, especially thanks to his father Bob. Before the big day, Bob would decorate a doorway with a giant sheet of butcher paper and sketch a holiday drawing on it.

"No one was allowed to go in the family room or peek behind the paper until Christmas morning," Gaines said in the new Magnolia Journal, as reported by Us Weekly. Then, come Christmas day, "my dad would make an inspired speech like a coach would to his team, and then — bam! — we'd tear through the paper, just like the home team at the homecoming football game," Gaines explained. If you ask us, this idea sounds like a jolly ole time and we may very well have to steal it for our own households.

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Back at the Waco farmhouse, the Gaines family already has their giant Christmas tree up for the holidays and they're gearing up for Christmas at the Silos on December 7th and 8th. But do they have their roll of butcher paper ready?