We’re starting our own traditions; especially since our youngest is 4 and oldest will be 18 in May. We’re moving next year to TX from CA and we want to start our own traditions. First, we have a cute Advent calendar that we use (and the 4 yr old likes taking candy out of the doors). Another is a blueberry baked French toast that DH likes for holiday breakfasts. We also make it for Thanksgiving morning. I try to make a different Christmas dinner every year, but we are SUPER tight money-wise this year we’re having brunch instead. It’s cheaper and easier and I can relax more that day.
Next year, after the move and all (and hopefully one more bambino), we’ll be able to kick start more traditional aspects.