every family has its christmas traditions. in my jewish family, ours was typical: chinese food and a movie.
now that i have kids, my tradition has (for now) been destroyed. because i can't get babysitting, i can't do a matinee because the kids are up. while doglady will stay home while we go out, the kids have to be in bed so she doesn't have to actually do anything. my only choices are 10pm movies, but because the kids go to bed at 9, that doesn't also leave enough time for dinner.
and people wonder why i hate christmas.