we always went to church on Christmas Eve and then back to my parent's house for a party with oyster stew, shrimp, crab cakes, and steak. my Dad use to go all out and it kept getting bigger and bigger. since he passed away, it's gotten more difficult for my mom to keep up, so this year my wife and I are going to have everyone over to our house. Christmas day was difficult with both my family and my wife's family in town. but now that we have a daughter ourselves, things have gotten really hard. not sure what our Christmas day tradition will end up being.