Our own personal holiday traditions frame how we enjoy and celebrate special holidays. But since no two families are alike it can be tough to blend those loved traditions. Christmas morning can be a stressful time if one person has always opened presents at midnight but the other is used to waiting for daybreak. Holiday dinners can be contentious if one is used to long ritualistic events with family but the other likes to eat and get it over with (or, horrors, can't stand turkey). It gets even more complicated when people of different religious and cultural backgrounds get married. How do you blend traditions and keep everyone happy?

Underlying issue: My traditions are the 'right' way of observing the holiday; anything different from what I did growing up is the wrong way

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