If you've never read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, then this is the year to buy the book and share it with your family. It's a hilarious and touching look at what the story of Christmas can do for a rag-tag group of hooligans. We read it as a family every year and it never gets old. I always get a bit teary at the end.
There's also a delightful movie that is just as wonderful.
And speaking of traditions, a few weeks ago I created a book of 25 true Christmas stories. Many of them are from LDS Church magazines, so there is a fair bit of LDS culture in them -- we call each other "brother and sister so-and-so," and there is one story about tithing and a few others about missionaries, for instance. The last two days include the story of Christmas from the Book of Mormon (what was happening on the American continent at the time of Christ's birth) and the Bible.
You can download a Word document with the stories to create your own 25 Days of Christmas book by clicking on this link. Enjoy!