Survey: Do You "Cling to Stubborn Nostalgia?"
Psychology professor Jason Leboe tells the National Post that people can be "quite aggressive" about maintaining their holiday traditions because we get a slight emotional boost when our brains encounter anything familiar.
Christmas is especially susceptible to stubborn nostalgia because it's a time when people wrap themselves in the comfort of familiar ritual in an effort to step away from a complicated world, he says. "We just like what's familiar, it carries sort of a rosy tinge," Mr. Leboe said.
So even though Bonnie and Jaymi have shown alternate ways of wrapping presents, and we have shown greener trees and suggested making your own presents, do you stick to tradition?