I LOVE family traditions. I'm a firm believer that simple family traditions will create much stronger memories for kids growing up than any toy or vacation.
Eric and I started a tradition of watching The Polar Express each year on the night before Thanksgiving. We saw it in 3D IMAX in the theater the year it came out, and have watched it at home each year since, which I think is 4 years now!
We love the movie for so many reasons, but most of all because it helps get us in the holiday spirit. It's also fun knowing that Chris Van Allsburg (the author of the book) is from our town, so there's lots of Grand Rapids references throughout the movie.
Well, Eric has the movie ready to go, so I'm off to watch it now!