We celebrate both; do Chanukah with my family, then go to England to spend Xmas with the hubby's.
Unlike Shaw, I LOVE the holiday season! Buncha reasons:
I celebrate both holidays, so twice the presents
If I could include Kwanzaa and Dawali as well I would LOL
I work in a school; this year we have 2 weeks off from Xmas and New years; yay!
I lurve giving gifties, specially to the nieces n nephews. While I certainly don't limit pressies to B-days and holidays, its fun to have everyone together and oo and ahh over what everyone gets. I also like the search for the "right" gift, although I HATE shopping this time of year.
I've noticed (stores notwithstanding) folks generally ARE a bit nicer this time of year. Doors are held open, people will wave you into the line of cars, they'll let you get in front of them at the supermarket if you have 2 things and they have 50, I hear excuse me and thanx more often. And what comes around goes around; I try to do the same