If you celebrate, of course. I'll be spending my day with extended family, and my evening with Christmas decorations and music, or possibly playing The Nutcracker rehearsals in the background. I could do both, really.
I'll admit that I didn't make pumpkin bread for today. Pie is the tradition, so pie it is, though I honestly prefer the bread. Don't tell my family. I'll leave the recipe I used below (you can also find it here), in case anyone wants to give it a shot on their own. Hoard your own pumpkin bread. I'm not judging. It's a slightly vague recipe in parts though. You've been warned, but really you can just wing it.
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon (add more than that if you'd like)
1 1/2 c. each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
1 c. oil (vegetable, canola, whatever)
2 c. canned pumpkin
1. c each raisins and nuts (optional)
1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Add the sugars, mixing well.
2. Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin, stirring until well combined.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, blending thoroughly. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 to 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and place bread on a wire rack to cool.
Hope you're enjoying your day!