When our two boys, Evan and Colin, were young, we started the holiday tradition of a Roth Family Christmas Pageant, in which the boys and their cousins (and adults too!) could showcase their various talents, learn to perform in front of others and have a great time with their family that wasn't centered only on material things like gift opening. This was a big hit from the start, and for 12 years now, we have been holding this much-anticipated event before Christmas dinner with the whole family. The kids plan the program, and we have had singing, dancing, instrument playing, comedy/theater, family game shows, singing, book reading, the reenactment of the Christmas story, "nose playing"—you name it! It's made for lots and lots of laughs and great memories.