we've never had any traditions on christmas eve, just sit around and watch tv really. My mum buys me the TV quick which has all the tv listings for the whole of chirstmas so I get a pen and circle what I want to watch and try and fit them all in on a schedual so nothing crosses over.
I tend to have 50 million cups of tea on christmas eve too. Then my eldest brother will go pick up my eldest sister and my nephew up with her presents and everyone stays the night. I tend to watch tv with him which is nice, I'm his favourite aunty
Then for tea it's anything my mum can be bothered to make. Then we'll watch more TV and get baths, lots of hot water is used. One bad thing having a big family who's all home for christmas - LOTS of hot water is consumed !!
After that my little brother will put out a carrot for rudolph and some sherry and a mince pie for santa
So my younger brother and sister will go to bed which means my other brother enjoys a nice glass of sherry and a mince pie, Aha!
After a while when my mum knows my brother and sister are asleep she'll bring down the presents and wrap up a few which stil need to be done, but just little ones. During this time my sister makes us each a a coffee thing with tia maria and a cream float with warmed up mince pies with squirty cream MMMMMMMMMMMM
then she puts out our presents in our spots which we've had forever! and we all go to bed and wake up around 7ish - i remember one year it was half 5! thats just tooo early ahahaha
Oh & just to let everyone know I've LOVED reading all your posts