my family party is full of tradition. we have the same meal every single year. we sing christmas songs. the grand kids play the piano for us. we have a gift exchange. we learn about st. lucia. my dad reads the night before christmas to the kids. i love watching the nieces and nephews get so excited about the gift they chose for their cousins. i love the feeling of my parents home. how it's perfectly decorated for the holidays and how magical it feels. it is home. the smells. the love. the memories. i love this time of year and how it reminds me how lucky i am to have such a loving, fun, and wonderful family.