On Christmas morning, we'd get up and wait for everyone to see the tree at the same time. We'd eat coffee cake and take turns opening presents, Christmas music softly playing in the background.
Even better than just our Christmas Eve and Day traditions were those that led up to the big event. Stretching the holiday out over the course of weeks adds to the anticipation and joy. Here are some ideas I came up with for traditions to start before Christmas. Do you have any others to add to the list?