Our standing Christmas tradition is called Christmas Adam. In the Bible it says that Adam was created before Eve. Christmas Adam occurs on December 23rd, which is the day before Christmas Eve. It started when we realized how difficult it was to spend time with both sides of my parent’s families and also spend quality time with each other. We spent Christmas Eve with my dad’s side of the family and Christmas with my mom’s. We created Christmas Adam as a way to spend more time with our immediate family. In our tradition we drew names a month or two in advance to determine who would bring who a gift. On Christmas Adam we give each other the gifts as well as spend time doing some kind of unique family activity. It has become one of my favorites because I feel like it’s less chaotic than Christmas.