Well Christmas Eve is alwasy an exciting time around our house because that is our daugthers birthday (she will be 6 this year). So we do not do any holiday type things until after we have her birthday day party (which is usually around lunch time). Then she has all afternoon to play with her birthday presents. We go to 4:00 church service and then come home and eat pizza (daugthers favorite food) and birthday cake. We sing happy birthday to our daughter and baby jesus.
After dinner we put deer food on the front lawn, and set out cookies for Santa. The kids then get to open a gift which is new pj's.. Surprise! They know what it is every year but they look forward to seeing what kind of PJ's they are.
We then watch a christmas show (usually Christmas Story because it plays non stop for 24 hours) and then the kids and husband go off to bed. My husband likes to be surprised so he goes to bed so I can put out all of the gifts and fill stockings. Yes I have to fill husbands stocking to. He is worse then the kids. It is an exhuasting day but I love it.