My mom has given me a piece of Spode Christmas dishes pretty much every year since I was like 15. Makes for a great season of looking all festive. When I was younger I really hated it and she would always say "one day you will be so happy" ...and I sure am! Moms always know best!!
Jon took the kiddos to the library, lunch and the park while I stayed home and put Christmas away. It's way more fun decorating then undecorating...333 days until I can pull it all out again!