I agree with the wisdom here. It is your home and hosting family for Christmas presents you and your husband with the opportunity to start your own traditions. I imagine everyone will welcome the change after they've tasted your wonderful meal!
I hosted Christmas Eve dinner last year- made my first roast beef and homemade "gourmet" macaroni and cheese (among other things) I had such fun- it was a gift to myself and my family. I'd love to continue this tradition, but we are all scattered to the in-laws this Christmas.
Do your own thing! Julie
If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in! Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends.