By and large, my family is Pagan. Well, we tend to mix some Pagan and Christian traditions, but over all, we tend towards Pagan. So, today, we had our gift exchange. Many of our Christmas traditions have their roots in Paganism including the Christmas Tree. It is said that, in the early days of Christianity, they could not get people to stop celebrating Yule and Saturnalia, so they moved Christmas to coincide with those holidays and pick up some converts.
So, I hope that everyone had a Happy Yule.
Oh, and it really is kind of funny that the day coincides with the changing of the cycle in the Mayan Calendar.