As we sat around the table for lunch our young cousin gave us some insight into what Christmas means to her.
She had to sit and think and ponder for a second, then buried her head in her laptop.
Here's what she came up with.
Words today courtesy of Meg Dal Broi, 18 years old from Griffith.
Is Christmas connecting paths with loved ones, leaving the table being filled to your nose or bantering over how to peel a prawn?
For me, it's all of the above.
It's also about hearing my grandmother sing 'tis the season to be jolly' and then me getting kicked out of the kitchen.
As grandmothers do, they do more then enough from cooking and cleaning to making us feel in the spirit.
Question after question, she follows through with her next line of "to be jolly" not caring about any answers I have just informed her with.
Traditions and topics cross the table as your siblings squabble over the last piece of pavlova.
Have you ever thought about the loneliness or the innocent homeless people seeing the 25th of December as just a date?
This topic was brought up at my table this year, and it hit many of us, as we eat our favourite home-made cookies.
My Aunty brought up a story of what she has experienced and it drew attention to us young adults.
Her daughter saw a homeless man at the "fountain park" and she decided that it wasn't fair.
She walked home and made a sandwich and brought it back to the homeless man.
Stories like this make you stop and think as you sip your champagne.
These stories is what our generation need to hear.
Fighting over food is the least of our worries when a full table of food is in front of us and family members are all around us.
Christmas is a time to recognise what we have, what people do for us and to and appreciate those around us.
We should be thankful and not take anything or anyone for granted.