Did you know that in Iceland they exchange books on Christmas Eve? This is much better than the ugly sweaters I sometimes get (I am an INTELLECTUAL as you can see from my work on TUM).
It is not, however, better than getting a flat screen TV, or the latest game console or even the bottle of Jack Daniels that others have sent. But reading and chocolate are satisfactory until something better comes along. Plus this is very quaint and it makes me feel warm in my heart.