Create a new family holiday
If it’s traditional to spend Christmas Eve with all your husband’s relatives and Christmas Day with yours, you may feel you miss out celebrating the holiday at your house with just your immediate family. Lynne Blalock, from Memphis, reports that she and her children never seemed to have any private time to enjoy Christmas together.
So she took matters into her own hands and invented a new family holiday. “We created Christmas Adam on December 23 — because Adam came before Eve,” says Blalock. That’s the day when they open presents and have a special meal just for the immediate family. And though Blalock says her life is less hectic now, “Christmas Adam is still a tradition.”