For Thanksgiving, we always wake up early to watch Macy's parade and especially the acts before the parade starts to see what musicals we should watch out for. Then mom cooks all morning while we are watching the tv. We pause it to eat, then once the food in all in our bellies, the girls of the family watch the dog show (my mother and sister train their dogs for agility). After that, I usually go home and have a dinner with my partner that he mostly cooked because I'm horrible in the kitchen. The weekend after Thanksgiving comes the Christmas decorations.
For Christmas, I spend Christmas Eve with my partner. Christmas Day my family gets me to go to church and we still fill each others stockings that my grandmother made. Presents are given and the rest of the day I can enjoy at home. But for New Years all of us go to Ruston, Louisiana to the family gathering.