I think I prefer Easter to Christmas, in all honesty. While I don't necessarily like how overly commercial Easter seems to be becoming, it is generally just 'nicer' in my opinion.
It's a celebration of the Springtime - the weather is warming up, the evenings are lighter, there are flowers and baby lambs everywhere (I'm a sucker for a frolicking lamb). There is less expectation, it's a lot more relaxed. Well - it is in my house, anyway.
Here we enjoy the long bank holiday weekend watching movies, doing a little baking (Easter nests, biscuits, and a carrot cake are the tradition) and crafting, and having a little egg hunt around the garden before diving face first into a basket of chocolate. We give our kids two eggs each (one medium, one small) and a little chocolate something else (this year was a Kinder Egg, last year was Malteaster bunnies if memory serves) presented in a little basket, and they also receive eggs from other family members.
On Good Friday we have hot cross buns for breakfast, and on Easter Sunday we have a traditional roast dinner with all of the trimmings. This year I used English Mum's slow roasted garlicky leg of lamb recipe which was utterly divine and just fell off the bone, and followed it up with a delicious dessert for the Mister and kids - a Hot Cross Bun & Butter Pudding courtesy of Munchies & Munchkins simple but tasty recipe.
We were blessed with beautiful weather for Bank Holiday Monday, and I took H & E down to the local Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt with my sister & her children, before spending a couple of hours letting them work off all the chocolate in the playground.
The afternoon was spent in the garden while the younger three went to a different park with their cousin for a few hours, and I very helpfully supervised the Mister from the comfort of a beanbag as he mowed the lawn. I'm quite certain he appreciated all of my assistance. The weather was so nice we even got the lesser spotted teenage boy out of his room for an hour to help his Dad wash the van (in return for XBox credit - of course).
It was a really lovely weekend, spent with my nearest & dearest. Absolutely perfect.