Grandma's apartment was almost too warm and stuffy, but considering the chill outside felt good as we sat in the living room near her artificial, metallic Christmas tree in the early 1970s. The lights danced off it around the room as we chatted about upcoming plans, with the aroma of the holiday's baked goodies coming from the kitchen. Back at home and as a child, it was certainly magical to lie under the Christmas tree and look up through its branches while taking in the wonder and excitement of the season. If asked to name a Christmas memory, rather than one event or thing, isn't it more than likely this question will evoke a collection of feelings and senses unique to this time of the year? It's these feelings that we cherish and look forward to each year as we carry on certain family traditions.