So, although I didn’t grow up in the US, and therefore was totally ignorant of the American-Jewish custom of going out to the movies and eating Chinese food on Christmas Day (which we did on Thanksgiving Day anyway), I ended up doing it for the first time this year.
It was fun because it was a family shul event. But because both Misha and I were so oblivious to “the custom,” we didn’t realize that we had participated in this until we were already in the midst of it.
It was really nice. Leo got to watch his first full-length movie uninterrupted, got to eat Chinese noodles (which is solidly one of his favorite foods), we got to enjoy a fun movie ourselves (it was G-rated but totally enjoyable for adults too), and got to hang out with some great people and good friends.