We have lots of Christmas traditions in our family. The first thing we do is make gingerbread cookies and houses. On December 1st we always get a chocolate advent calendar. But this year, my parents forgot to buy one and they were all gone when we went to get one. Next we bring out the tree and all of the decorations and ornaments. We gather all the presents to put underneath and shake them to try and find out what they are. For as long as I can remember we have always gone to see a Christmas light show in Vancouver either at Stanley Park or Van Deusen gardens. My family always gets together on Christmas Eve and we get to open one present, but not the biggest one. On Christmas morning I usually open my stocking with my sister before my parents get up. But sometimes, I wake up so early that my Mom allows me to open only one gift from my stocking. That was the year I woke up at 4am. Every year, Santa puts a mandarin orange in the toe of my stocking so I won't eat all junk. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we eat dinner with each sides of the family. These are my Christmas traditions, what are yours?