Well, the part of my family that lives in my city is very small (around 20 people max.), so we spend it all together. We don't really pay attention to Christmas, but we view it as a chance to get together (even if we see each other often) and share a bit.
I still haven't got around buying all the gifts for my relatives, but I am practically done with it. So far, I know I'm getting a pair of spectator shoes
(not much of a present, considering that I had to pay for them) and a suit (this is more of a late birthday one); but giving or receiving presents has never been something I cared about.
As for vacations, we are on summer here, so I've already spent three weeks of holidays helping my father in lawyerland
and still have two more months to relax.