every year we, as a family, go find a tree at a farm, cut it down, and bring it home. When I get back from school we decorate it. We do christmas gifts for each other and the immediate family and god parents and grandparents. Not out of control.
As i am getting older I am beginning to appreciate our traditions more. Finding and cutting down our tree is one of my favorite things to do with my family, and we've been doing it for years. This year we even brought my two little cousins so that we can get them a little more into the outdoors.
We spend christmas eve with my dad's side of the family and christmas day with my mom's side. We have a HUGE reunion the week before to see the large extended family.