I'm going to have to say that one of my favorite parts of the holiday is a tradition in my Family. At supper time on christmas (what ever day we happen to celebrate it) we listen to Metro's christmas album. Now this isn't the Metro that most people think of (some group out of a big center that plays more main stream music, I don't know who that is, but others seem to.) It's this Metro: www.metroscomedy.com
It always brings back memories of going on a Twinkle tour and singing "Walking in my winter Underwears" instead of "walking in a winter wonderland" among other classic songs he switched about..... "FIVE GOLDEN RINGS, Of Kubasa... Ahahhaaaaaaa" LOL anyway he is so worth checking out. He's From Saskatchewan, he's probably my dads age, and we saw him live last christmas together. It was great.
Another favorite part is the sights in the big malls, all the big over the top decorations, everyone running around shopping... only I don't get to the big malls all that often and really relish that one time I do every season.
Of course there's the cookies, and the family and friends, and all that good stuff.. Turkey, ham, cranberries... Really It's all fun to me!