BiancaBee33: I love that you are doing this! So cute!
I have got a few new ornaments every year since I was a baby, so I have a ton of them now. It would be anice tradition for you and your husband to buy each other one every year starting now! And you can start your kids collections right when they are born.
Every christmas eve we open one present, and its always PJs.
If you are feeling crafty, you can make a wreath. There are so many things on pintrest if you search. Same with homemade decorations. If you dont want to make a lot of stuff, Ikea has lots of cute holiday stuff. Lights, decorations, wrapping stuff, garlands etc.
We watch Elf every year, I love that movie so much.
Music: I love christmas jazz music. Diana Krall, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, The Nylons, Michael Buble. My favourite christmas album is the Manhattan Transfer.
Christmas morning we eat Panettone (lightly toasted with butter and cheddar.. so good im drooling thinking about it) and drink mimosas and baileys and coffee. You can buy panettone at any grocery store, its a cakey italian bread. YUM!
My mom puts a new board game under the treee for our family, and its a fun thing to do during the lull in christmas day after presents are opened and before dinner.
Dinner is always a classic turkey dinner, which is a lot of work for two but you can pare it down. My friends and I made thanksgiving dinner for 3 this year. We made a roast chicken, stuffing, roasted carrots and mashed root veggies and tarts for dessert. It was very fun and it sounds like you and your hubby like to cook!
I make a big batch of Jamie Olivers mulled wine.
Make a few different kinds of cookies, and keep them in the freezer. Take a plate out every few days for a treat! I love russian tea cakes, also known as mexican wedding cakes. The americas test kitchen holiday cookie magazine has a ton of winners.
Advent calendars are fun too! You can get ones from the liquor store that have a new kind of craft beer for every day. Or the classic chocolate ones are great too.