I usually look forward to Christmas. We always have a real tree and it's my mission to decorate it. To me, that's the highlight of Christmas time.
Of course, there are gifts, but I've always had this feeling that the objects under the tree aren't really that important in themselves. It's more about being together as a family, leaving aside work and other problems, and just spend that time at home celebrating.
If there's also snow and a few Andersen stories on hand, then there's not much more I could wish for.