Monkey Bread has been a family tradition of ours since, well... my entire life. On Christmas Eve, we would come home from Granny's house and make the Monkey Bread for the next morning (as you'll see from the instructions, it only takes minutes to make). Waking up on Christmas morning to the smell of yeast bread rising is such a good memory. Even now as 30-year-old+ adults, Monkey Bread is still a Christmas tradition.
My Mom made Monkey Bread from frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls. She rolled them in butter, cinnamon and sugar, put them in a bundt pan and let them thaw and rise over night. When we woke up in the morning it went into the oven for 30 minutes. The gooey, warm rolls were too much to resist... we were licking cinnamon and sugar off of our fingers before we were done opening presents! They are our annual Pre-Christmas morning Brunch snack... an appetizer.