I love Christmas eve.
We have a light breakfast then go to church (our church has a 10:30 service on Christmas eve)
When we get home we set out the goodies...or grazing foods. Cheese, crackers, croquettes, shrimp ring, vegie tray with dip and anything else that is in the house.Everyone just helps themselves the rest of the day.
As soon as the food is out we begin with the gift opening. For us, this takes the rest of the day as they are only allowed to open one every hour. You have to give the giver a big hug and a thank you. Depending on the amount of gifts this can take into the evening to finish.
Duringing this time we watch Christmas movies and talk, laugh and relax.
When it is dark we go for a tour of the lights.