Here are some links to a few Dutch Christmas recipes, to represent the Dutch side of the family.
Dutch Christmas Log (Banketstaaf)--Flaky pastry log with a center of almond paste
Dutch Christmas Spice Cake (Speculatus)
Dutch Peppernut Cookies (Pepernoten)
Dutch Spice Cookies (Speculaas Koekjes)
Dutch Letter Cookies (Spritz)