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Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« on: December 03, 2011, 08:46:44 am »
When I was growing up, we always did family presents on Christmas Eve.  After I got married, we kept Christmas Eve with my family, Christmas morning and stocking gifts and breakfast with my family, and then the rest of Christmas Day with his family.  As my kids got married, we reserved Christmas Eve for my side of the family and they could have Christmas Day with their spouse's families.


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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 08:58:22 am »
that sounds about like my family.  we're all over the place for the holidays lol.  we go to my hubby's brothers house on christmas eve, christmas morning we do just our family thing.  around lunch time everyone comes here for my side of the family.  then in the evening we go to my hubby's extended family gathering.  needless to say everyone is stuffed andddd worn out by the end of the day!

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 09:23:53 am »
usually for us it is christmas day coz christmas eve is my parents anniversary WOOO HOOO 26 YEARS!!!

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 06:38:40 am »
we sometimes open "ONE" present on CHRIST-mas eve and then the rest on CHRIST-mas day when everyone wakes up and we have breakfast
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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 07:00:26 am »
we sometimes open "ONE" present on CHRIST-mas eve and then the rest on CHRIST-mas day when everyone wakes up and we have breakfast

We do the same thing. Everyone can open one on Christmas Eve then Christmas day for the rest. I always love the excitement of waking up on Christmas Day and gathering around to open the presents.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 07:30:40 am »
@donnitab: yeah me to i always tried to get my mom to let me save atleast one or a couple to open later because i just love the feeling of opening presents even though im 23 lol but she always told me no lol i had to open them all right now
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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 01:37:05 pm »
My younger brother comes over with his family for christmas eve so we unwrap the presents from him and vis versa then but the presents for and to everyone else (i.e. gifts to my parents, them from me) we do on Christmas day.  In that case I guess you could say we do both.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 01:58:17 pm »
My mom always told us that it was cheating to open a present on Christmas Eve...so we had to wait til Christmas day...but I guess we paid her back because we'd wake her up every 20 minutes starting at 5am to open our presents  ;D

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 05:22:06 pm »
That sounds like my father's side of our family. We do the same thing. I somewhat prefer it that way

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 05:24:44 pm »
Neither one.  Any gifting is done on winter solstice, thus removing xmyth from the holiday.
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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 06:14:02 pm »
We always open presents on Christmas Day.  My son and his family open present with his wife family on Christmas eve and then they come over to his family house (me) and open present on Christmas day.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 07:32:38 pm »
Christmas day.  When I was little my parents let me open one the night before, and I might do the same thing with my kids if I have any one day.

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2011, 07:36:59 pm »
Christmas Eve is the way to go...you gotta make room for Santa!!!

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011, 07:45:06 pm »
When I was growing up we did ours when my dad felt like it. lol. We took off Christmas Eve to travel 4 hours out of our way to met up with my dad's side of the family and open them that night then travel home on Christmas Day. So we always had our immediate family sometime earlier that week. Then sometime in January we get together with my mother's side of the family. 

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Re: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day for family presents?
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2011, 12:16:16 am »
  we used to open 1 fift each on Christmas Eve! and the rest on Christmas Day...but now we started to open more on  Christmas Eve

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