We have a quiet Christmas on the farm. Sometime after December 20, we cut a tree from the stand of Douglas Fir at the top of our property. Here’s a picture from a few years ago:
Gift giving is low-key: we go in for a drama-free Christmas. When I was growing up, the extended family had a rule, which as I recall was: “Gifts for adults can’t cost more than ten bucks. Go wild on presents for the kids if you want.” The focus on mere token gifts for adults kept the focus on the kids, which, I think, is how it should be.
Christmas dinner is either turkey from our farm, ham from our farm, or sometimes exquisite steaks that a friend sends us. (We don’t eat much beef, so it’s more of a treat than you might suppose.)
Back when we had goats, the end of the Christmas season was marked by taking the decorations off the tree and giving the tree to the goats as a snack!