The holidays are an exciting time for me. Not only does my family force themselves not to bicker, but we engage in repetitive rituals that elicit a genuine sense of warm fuzzies. Likewise, there are presents...ah, who can forget the presents? For those of us on Iwaku who practice Christmas, what sort of presents did you open this year? Were you excited? Disappointed? Did you get what you wanted? I ended up with a new pair of headphones, some cash, clothes, and the new Iphone 4s...so all in all, I think I made off pretty well with the holiday loot. How about ya'll? Exciting items or sentimental gifts that made today? I'm interested to hear. Ya know what, I'm expanding this thread... Every Christmas we go to mass at the local church (This time the excess, including us, were herded into a gymnasium), eat a holiday meal that usually includes Yorkshire pudding and some sort of meat-like item, watch It's a Wonderful Life, Read old Christmas Stories, and then scuttle away for bed to prepare to wake and shred gift paper the next morning. For our Christmas practicing members, and anyone celebrating anything this holiday season, What kind of rituals does your family perform? Do you like them? Are there any rituals you would like to start for your own family one day? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone at Iwaku, ya'll are my family and I wanted to extend seasons greetings to you all. May this time of year be merry, and I honestly wish the best. So without further adieu... Have at it, let's discuss.