So, Christmas morning. way too early, according to the older kids (except for when they were twelve) we begin our Christmas festivities.
First, my husband makes the coffee, then he lights a fire. we put on Christmas music, and I light the oven to warm our breakfast casserole. I cut up fruit and lay out a buffet. and then, because we have heard stirring upstairs, we let the kids know that they can come to the stairs and then, like my father before me, I take the annual, bleary eyed, bad hair Christmas picture. We count to three and then the kids rush to the den to open their stockings while we have our coffee. That takes about twenty minutes. We don't rush.
Then we do another countdown and the kids go to the tree. There we begin the opening of gifts.
Our dining room is off of that room and people go between both room eating, drinking, and taking turns opening gifts, we really drag it out!
But, it is our tradition and if I dare suggest a change... huge resistance. What is your tradition?