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|The tradition that comes first to my mind is way presents were opened. As kids everyone was handed a present from under the tree, then we opened them one by one so that everyone could see what the person got. Xmas family time was enhanced by this. Later my parents divorced and my mother remarried a man with 3 kids. I was appaulled on Xmas morning when his kids ran downstairs and opened all their presents in a great rush before anyone else arrived. Xmas was over before it began in my mind. I have not gone home for Xmas since.