What's not my favorite part?
I love waking up in the morning and just "feeling" Christmas everywhere. Knowing that Christmas is just one day away.
I love putting the finishing touches on gifts and food while watching Christmas specials on tv or while listening to Christmas music.
I love going over to my in-laws (yes, even that) where they host their annual Christmas Eve open house. The food is phenomenal (my mother-in-law is a pretty lousy cook when it comes to meals but her appetizers and hors dourves ROCK!), the company is always entertaining (last year my father-in-law lit a blaze in the grill that nearly brought the whole house down, literally) and we always turn on A Christmas Story as the background to our evening.
I even love driving home in the crisp winter night, half watching the sky (well, you never know if you're going to see Santa).