I'm the a little. My favorite part is seeing things I want to get for myself in stores that aren't around normally, and buying gifts for everyone else. I'm not big into getting gifts and would rather not get gifts accept from my mom who always gets me something she knows I need because we spent a lot of time together. I'd much rather get something handmade from my siblings or them get something for their children. I just feel incredibly awkward getting gifts in front of other people. My favorite part of the actual Christmas party is getting to take so many photos in a short period of time then showing them to the family afterwards.
I like Christmas, but I don't like all the buzz around it. In the Netherlands, we celebrate another holiday in December before Christmas (it's called Sinterklaas and the "main day" is the fifth of December). It's a pretty big thing here, but this was the first year where I heard Christmas songs BEFORE Sinterklaas had ended. It drove me mad. I repeat: I don't mind Christmas, but please, don't start everything two months before the actual thing (yes, some people did). I know Christmas is coming up, so I don't have to be remembered every ten minutes... I mean, I hear and see it everywhere, I even wake up with Christmas songs on my radio! Please people, save that to about a week before the big days... >_<
W ell if you'd like a depressing answer I can understand those who have recently or still grieve over losing family/friends/etc in one way or another and can only have Christmas alone with no one to celebrate it with
But I am very fortunate to have most of my family still with me so the holiday is very happy for me