IMO the best thing about having your own place at Christmas is being able to start your own Christmas traditions that are way more fun. Like, we have now instituted Christmas Eve movie day, where we get supermarket party food and watch Christmas movies, always including Muppet Christmas Carol. And movie marathons for New Years (I think the plan is the LOTR extended trilogy this year). And then there's the Christmas raspberry. Treating yoself to new pjs and bedding (I'm eyeing up a tartan set for this year). And merry Cheesemas. My boyfriend mentioned a family friend who, as a kid, though that Chinese New Year meant you ate Chinese food at New Year, and their family instituted that as a tradition, so we're thinking about starting that this year. Basically, I take Christmas as an excuse to do whatever I want and call it a tradition.
And when in doubt, come and watch A Christmas Carol Gone Wrong with Havvy and me, because we are ridiculously excited about it.
On the Christmas theme, I noted a couple of weeks ago that you can sing the whole bit of Les Mis where Valjean appears at the barricade up to the First Attack to the tune of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. This amuses me greatly and gets stuck in my head rather frequently.
Revolution: like Christmas come early only with more death
"Les Amis Fun Package - The Awesome Traits of Each"
"She's basically Enjolras meets Amy Pond"
Sings Stars "way better than Russel Crowe"