I'm not sure if bread pudding is a traditional Christmas dessert but it is in my family. For as long as I can remember my father would make large platters of bread pudding during Christmas. I think he use to take it to work. One day I finally got the recipe out of him and started to make it and taking it to my job back in NY. Everyone affectionately called it "Papi's Bread Pudding". That was at least 15 years ago and I'm still making Papi's bread pudding.