A tradition I started a few years ago has really caught on in our household. We have a big meal here Christmas eve, with several courses lasting over the course of the evening. It all leads up to exchanging gifts. As a starter, I keep a cooler on the back porch filled with long-necked bottles of old-fashioned soda flavors. The children love drinking those things, and I knew they would. I didn't realize how fond the adults were of them, too. I enjoy watching them choose their flavors.