There are lots of holiday traditions that many people share. We have our unique tree decorating rituals, as mentioned previously. We also have a little something extra called "Cine-mass." This involves dinner (out) and a movie, usually celebrated on Dec. 23.
How did this start? One year, when my kids were little, we were driving to a multiplex on the 23rd, to see a movie after eating out. The cineplex had a bright neon sign saying "Cinemas."
"Look!" said my son. "Cine-mass!"
Thus, a new tradition was born.
One that does not involve me cooking, shopping or cleaning the house. Whoo hooo!