I was born in the UK but have lived in Tuscany for the past 30 years.
I try to keep my Christmas traditions from when I was a child and have passed them on to my daughter. Presents are opened on Christmas morning after breakfast.
My favourite time is the build up to the great day. I watch xmas films and listen to all the jolly music.
Here in Italy we decorate our tree on 8th December. When I first moved here there was nothing Christmasy in the shops until December - very sad. But now shops start displaying festive goodies in October and most of the houses have lights and trees outside.