I loved reading all these "unusual" Christmas traditions! They all made me even more excited for Christmas Day!
This may happen with a few of you but our family has never done anything "special" on christmas eve! We don't open one gift, we don't have a huge meal, and we recently started watching "It's a Wonderful Life" on Christmas Eve. We do always go to the Christmas Eve Service at the church we attend, but afterwards we don't do much. Now that I and my brother are both married, my parents go over to a friends house and exchange presents with them. I don't know what kind of traditions i will start up this year with my husband, but I'm sure I'll think of something! (I kind of want to get us matching PJ's, even though my husband will think I'm crazy!)
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."