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marciaenglish

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2011, 01:17:17 am »
When I was younger; it was always 1 gift on Christmas Eve, the rest Christmas Day.  Now that I am older and have no children/ hubby and I celebrate christmas whenever!  :wave:


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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2011, 01:30:34 am »
Christmas Day at 12::00am is the time we open our present not before.  This year I will have to go to work 1:00am to 9:00am on Christmas Day, the only good thing is that I  do get paid time and a half.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2011, 04:49:37 am »
We open our gifts on Christmas Eve.

When we were little, our Sunday School program was on Christmas Eve.  We would go to that and when we got home, there would be presents under the tree.

We have continued the Christmas Eve tradition with our kids.
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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 08:28:12 am »
Growing up, Santa always came to our house early because we were always out of town for Christmas.  Now, we go to my in-laws for Christmas Eve and to my parents' for Christmas day.
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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 08:32:16 am »
My presents were giving out early christmas morning at 12 am so I didn't have to wait that long...I don't see why people give out presents on christmas eve it kinda ruins the christmas tradition.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2011, 01:09:22 pm »
WE USELY OPEN ONE GIFTED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE BUT SOMETIMES WE WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS. I GET HAPPY EVERYTIME THIS DAY COMES  :heart: MY DOG EVEN GETS HAPPY LOLZ

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2011, 01:18:24 pm »
I agree with "bossladynelly". One gift on Christmas Eve (just to keep the anticipation at high level) and the rest on Christmas morning over a cup of hot chocolate and (Santa's) cookies!

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2011, 01:12:23 pm »
We always did our stockings on Christmas Eve and then all the rest on Christmas day and we weren't allowed to wake anyone up until at least 8 am! When we were really little probably under 8 years old, that was the rule and we could go and see what had been left before 8 am but we had to sneak and then sneak back into bed and not get caught. As we got older 8 am worked well because we had probably been up late the night before.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2011, 06:33:23 pm »
We used to always get together on Christmas Eve with the whole family for presents from aunts, uncles, grandparents...  And we'd get one at midnight from my parents.  Then in the morning we'd get any really good stuff that we were going to get.  Nowadays, since everyone is grown, we don't make such a big deal of it.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2011, 08:15:37 am »
Christmas eve

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011, 08:36:59 am »
When growing up we always did our presents on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning was for stockings and Santa..after I was married we did the same thing except now we went to the in laws for Christmas day and had another Christmas with presents, it was wonderful...

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2011, 08:53:03 am »
My family always did christmas eve - it's a scandanavian thing.  My husband always did morning so now we do some both.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2011, 09:39:34 am »
That is actually a really good idea for extended family.  When I was little we opened one gift on Christmas Eve and then did the rest on Christmas Day.  I have kept that tradition with my children.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2011, 09:50:39 am »
Christmas day in the morning even though I always wanted to open them as soon as I could. I remember once tearing the wrapping just a little to see what one of my presents was one time, but we would do it on Christmas morning couldn't stay up that long on Christmas eve to do it anyways. I was in bed by that time so I would wake up the morning of Christmas.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2011, 10:23:15 am »
Growing up, we were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas morning. Now that we are all grown and scattered across the country, It depends on if we are able to visit. I went to my sister's house Thanksgiving and the kids opened their presents then. I will see my Dad this weekend and exchange gifts, my son and mother Christmas eve, and my husbands family Christmas day. It's not so much about a particular day anymore. It's more about the season.

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