Instead of a traditional advent calendar, I wrap 25 mini gifts so my kids have a little present to open everyday in december.
We stay up until midnight on Christmas eve in order to exchange the first gift of Christmas. We're usually with a huge group of family & friends.
For Christmas dinner, we cater more towards my husband's heritage and make mexican food. But I still make all the traditional desserts. We do the big turkey with all the fixings for Thanksgiving though.
We get together with family on Christmas morning to exchange gifts and have breakfast but we always spend the rest of the day at home with our kids.
We're always changing and adding new traditions. Every Christmas is different.