4.5 feet of new snow on the ground, trees and roof. The smell of fresh baked bread. Dad and mom hugging. Getting the hand me down of my brother's baseball glove and basketball. A midnight candlelight service the Eve before. Five older siblings having a blast. Honorary old folks in to enjoy us kids. Putting the baby in the manger. Jingle bells on the dog. Two big fires to warm the home.
But maybe the favorite was the first year with a newborn of my own.