The Christmas Wicca event is pretty tame - drinking, eating, telling lies. The spring festival Leupercalia (sp?) is pretty bizarre - a naked guy runs through the party whipping people with a whip made from wolf skin -- it being a fertility thing, most of the women hide.
... if by cool you mean cold. It's bloody freezing this time of year!
Okay, let's call it a cold cool. Still wonder why folks in the USA want to eat turkey for xmas. They just had that stuff for Thanksgiving. Maybe it's left over, or they like to be bored. Turkey meat is in most cases rather dry and tasteless, unless you cook one of those butterball turkeys, that is literally pressure soaked in butter.
According to my parents it will be at home. They hold the purse strings in my life, so I better be a nice boy. It will be fine with me, even though I can't stand my cousin Jerry who undoubtedly will come to sponge off the meal and be nasty. Last year he drove my mother to tears when he insulted the dessert she made.
To me dessert is the most important part of the holiday meal. My sister usually brings a "killer chocolate layer cake" ala "death by chocolate" that is absolutely scrumptious. This year that won't happen, so I have to come up with something different. Maybe a brandy and fruit kind of a thing.