Traditions as far as when did you start sleeping in a little later and opening gifts later than the crack of dawn? Traditions such as those?
As I age and life moves on, it's a little tough to have these same holiday traditions. You want to start creating your own traditions.
Right now, I don't have to travel far to be home for the holidays. I live only about 15 minutes away from my parent's house. But I have a life - I work until 8pm at night. My mother, who has to be up by 5:30am for work, doesn't particularly want to bake for Christmas at 8:30pm at night.
So...it's Christmas Eve night. What am I supposed to do? Stay there all night and spend the night. Or can I go home, sleep there, and then come back Christmas morning?
This is where things get hairy. I know what my parents want. (They want me to stay at their house - always!) I know they will be upset if I don't. And it's not that I don't want to.
But when is it socially acceptable to go home? When I have my own kids?