Yes. I always look forward to holidays every year. Even though we do not usually plan on going to out-of-town vacations, still, holidays provide us a luxury of time to be with the whole family, and to do the things that we ought to do without having to worry about deadlines and other work-related responsibilities.
Similar to what you have mentioned, we often cook our favorite meals during the holidays. We usually have grilled barbecue, salad, pasta, and lots of sweets. As part of our bonding activity, we also tend to make short programs, which mostly consist of games, and other fun activities that will strengthen the bond and relationship between every member of the family. Holidays are also the time when new members (wives, husbands, nephews, nieces) get to be introduced to the whole family, especially those that reside far from their parents' compound.
I think there is nothing more heartwarming than having to share special moments with the family.