You might also look into celebrating the whole 12 days of the traditional Christmas Season. We've found that to be hugely liberating for our family, even though we've only been doing it for a few years and are still building up traditions surrounding the different days. It's so nice not to feel like Christmas is made or broken on the one day and to have an excuse to continue celebrating for a while.
Belleweather, if it's not hijacking the thread, can you elaborate on what you do for these days? We're planning on doing this ourselves but I don't have a good feel for how to "spread Christmas out" or what kinds of traditions are associated with each day (aside from eight lords a-leaping so forth!).