Choose one, pick a tradition, it doesn't even have to be your own. Then make it your own and enjoy it.
In my case, we're going to cook Boeuf Borguignon in the Instant Pot. We'll have it for lunch and enjoy the company here even if it just talking to the dog and going outside later to get complained at by the Blue Jays that have come down from Up North for the winter.
Now, if you are a good cook and are a little confused about cooking Haute French Cuisine in a pressure cooker, consider that every recipe is a tradition. It's a set of instructions that are handed down through the ages to perform an act and receive a result. Traditions do change but are meant to be adapted to the way you live today.
Since we were gifted the Instant Pot and are taking to it very well, we have decided to adapt that recipe to our own tradition.
Julia Child did that when she simplified and popularized the recipe.
After all, isn't that exactly what you do with your own holiday traditions?
Heck we didn't even put up lights or a tree this year.
The lights because we got the house painted and the hooks STILL aren't up. The tree because the table has four pounds of soap curing. Plus I felt all Meh about a table top tree.
Oh the batteries are charged for the lights on the table top tree but ... well you get the picture. I even charged them via the Solar Charger so it would be carbon neutral as a point of pride.
So have a happy holiday, what ever holiday and which ever tradition you choose. I'm going to sip coffee until the house wakes up, then try not to get involved.
You know, too many cooks spoil the Adapted French Cuisine, and all that!
That picture? Seen it before did you? Then you're paying attention. It's my tradition. I rather like the picture so I tend to reuse it when I can. As in once a year.