The year my scrumptious nephew was born, our family began the tradition of spending time before Christmas with his adoptive family. Each year has become a little more elaborate - we did a Mexican feast one year and baked cookies the next. We added presents to the mix, and added the sort of game play that generally had more than one of us peeing our pants from laughing so hard.
This year we went to their house. I made lasagna and we played Cranium. The kids ran wild and had a blast.
Don't you love when new ideas become cherished traditions?