Everyone has traditions their families follow for the Holidays. One of the things I've told my daughters to ask whomever they think they might want to marry includes a discussion on when to open gifts. I was raised a Christmas Eve opener with Santa reserved for Christmas Day. My husband's family does the whole shebang on Christmas morning. Encountering this dilemma on your first Christmas together is a sure way to engender hurt feelings all around if those traditions don't match up. (In case you're wondering, the other things to ask before you say I do are: Kids - yes or no and if yes, how many and Dog Person or Cat Person.)
Another tradition in our household is eating tamales and watching the Muppet Christmas Carol before we open gifts on Christmas Eve, followed by Christmas Eve services at church. This year we've forsaken most of that in exchange for snow and Hubby's family. If the weather cooperates, we'll attend Christmas Eve services. Unless we can find a store to rent the Muppet Christmas Carol, we won't be watching it. And the tamales are highly unlikely. Since we only get up here once a decade it seems, we're okay with it.
So, what are your Christmas traditions? Leave a comment and share what makes the holiday special for you.