Prime rib dinner on the Eve.
Old traditions: Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas morning presents. Christmas Day movie. Save the ribbons and bows. Spend the day in pajamas. Pick at leftovers. Hot cocoa.
New traditions: Prime rib. A new side dish each year. Murdo's garlic parmesan bread. And soup.
The prime rib was, well, prime rib. The cauliflower soup was light and creamy. The roasted vegetables were soft and sweet. Dessert was lemon bars, bursting with an intense flavor that surprised me each time I took a bite.
Traditions and surprises. Sounds like a Christmas to me.