I have to tell you that I love Christmas and I believe it is because my father was the oldest of eight children and though the Air Force stationed him out of New Jersey we went to NJ to celebrate as often as possible. For me it was fun, raucous, joyous times. But one year---when I was not a small child---money AND weather prohibited the trip. I was glum. But we decided to go to one of the open Chinese restaurants for Christmas and then one of the movies that opened on Christmas Day.
I will always treasure the New Jersey Christmas celebrations. But that day--eating Chinese and seeing "White Nights"-- was just so relaxing. Now when I want to lessen any holiday stress it is Chinese and a movie for me. What about you?