Being raised a JW, I have absolutely no guidelines as far as Christmas goes. I started celebrating as soon as I DA'd myself...which is now ten years ago. So as someone on here brought up awhile back...I know all the Christmas traditions I start with my children and will be passed on, started with me! Which is pretty neat to think about.
We always take a drive the week before Christmas and go see all the neat light displays in the area. I take my children to the local Christmas parade. And Christmas Eve we always spend at my best friend's house, where all of our friends (who are basically orphans in the family department) gather for Christmas Eve dinner. And then they come home and open one present before going to bed.
But this year, I was discussing with my oldest daughter about trying something new. Picking a country off the map and do research as to how they celebrate Christmas in that country. And then Christmas Eve at our gathering, make a dish from that country's traditional Christmas foods...and tell how they celebrate in that country. She thought it was a really neat idea, as did my friends. So I think we will be adding it to our traditions.
What traditions do you guys have?