Christmas does not need to be celebrated on a particular day, but when everyone can gather. This year my family will not be here over the holidays; the oldest son is visiting the Ukraine, the middle son is celebrating with his new in-laws and hubby has to work. That just leaves the youngest son and me. So we will gather December 23rd to exchange gifts and feast. Everything is ready, the cookies are baked, the presents are wrapped and under the tree and the table is partly set.