Most years I go the traditional route, and get Chinese food, but me and my SO opted for Hummus Place in the East Village. The place was hopping, and our meal was delicious: hummus fava, split pea soup, and falafel. Nobody looked annoyed to be working on the holiday, and we didn't get a single "Merry Christmas"! Here's to the diversity of our fine, fine, city! The shocker? We were stuffed for under $20, including tip.
I love New York on holidays, when the city is quiet - no more shoppers, no gangs of visiting drunks, just us locals having a good time.
Where did you go?