I don't know about your family, but ours is big on cuddling. Whether its first thing in the morning before we get out of bed and start our day, or while watching a movie... we like to be close. Here are a few articles that help explain the benefits of such cuddling.
Lifelong Benefits of Cuddling Your Baby
Study: Hugs warm from the heart, may protect it
Kudos for Cuddling