It's not a new tradition. In fact, most Christian families read the Christmas story from Luke 2 every year before they open their presents. I remember doing that as a child growing up, and we are continuing that tradition with our children as well.
This year it was even more special. I listened with pride as my boy Trevor read several verses from that passage of Scripture. I'm so thankful that he can read well, and that he can use that reading ability to read God's Word.
This is probably my favorite picture from our Christmas celebration. Look at all those boys, gathered around the Bible. And look at their daddy, reading to them and teaching them! I am so blessed.