To actually see them. My aunt always hosts, but her husband has passed away. Thinking of Christmas without him is sad already, but now I may not have a Christmas at all because she doesn't want to host our get-together, and my parent's don't seem too welcoming, either.
2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?
The uncle who passed started our tradition of a potluck gifting table. Now, though... Other than that, we don't eat dinner til someone spots a star, or if it's too cloudy, that we're reasonably sure you COULD see a star but for the clouds. And that's after not eating all day except a piece of toast in the morning.
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
Decadent? I'd settle for a month-long holiday in Japan, I think :P
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
Welllll, you'll need some money, but baking cookies and stuff is always fun, because after you just sit around and stuff yourself.
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
None Christmas-related. Being Ukrainian changes things a bit. We do, however, throw kutya at the ceiling. If it sticks, we're in for a good year.
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
The vodka. But only because Dad makes me :P I was 12 when I had my first Christmas shot, so I guess that counts? We don't do the whole Santa and reindeer and gingerbread houses thing so these questions are actually kinda hard!
7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?
Really?!?! Really REALLY!?!!? Oh wow, if I could, I'd grab my hunny-muffin and run off to Japan. Assuming limitless funds, of course. The reality is, I'm having North American Christmas with his family, and seemingly no Ukie Christmas.