11) Since I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant I've not had many desserts... But I still can eat one yummy Christmas dessert called Pinocchiata. It is typical of my city, and it is made of pines and sugar. You have a black version of pinocchiata if you add some chocolate powder. It's yummy and lactose free... hooray!
Anyway, for those who can still eat lactose, Italian traditional Christmas desserts are delicious: pandoro, panettone, torrone, ricciarelli... you'd go on for days!
12) Family Christmas traditions.. We sort of lost them in the years. When I was a kid we usually met family and friends at my grandparents' and we'd stay there all day on 25th playing Bingo and cards and eating Christmas desserts and chocolates. We gave up this tradition when grandpa died in '97. We are now celebrating Christmas at my house, because I love Christmas and want to have some traditions going. Grandparents come to our house on Christmas day and we have lunch all together. I cook all traditional Christmas dishes (starting from cappelletti, to parmigiana) and we spend some time together.
Still the traditional thing I love best about Christmas is the midnight Mass, it's so special a moment and I would never miss it!