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Different Christmas Things You Do That Others Don't

So I thought I would create a thread about "Different Christmas Things You Do", that most people don't do. Traditions you do that don't seem "like everyone else does them" etc. I will start a few and you will get the idea.

For our stockings - My mom wraps each thing inside the stockings with white tissue paper. I don't know why, but she has been doing this since I was a kid! I think it adds to the "mystery" of what santa brought. I also used to smell the tissue paper when I was a kid because I was convinced it would smell like the north pole, hahahah! Anyway! So when I went to my significant others parents house (for after Christmas gifts), she just put the stuff in the stockings and it made it look heavy at the bottom. I was sort of taken back because I didn't realize not everyone wraps the stuff in stockings like my mom does. Now if you put alot of stuff in the stockings, the tissue paper can certainly make it a bit heavier!

We also don't have a REAL Christmas Tree skirt for under the tree. My mom bought a few yards of maroon velvet fabric and we just lay it around under the base of the tree. We fold it under to hide the edges and it just looks beautiful. It sort of reminds me of the blanket Linus puts under Charlie Browns tree.

The last thing I can think of is that we are not allowed to open any gifts before Christmas. Some of my friends open all of their gifts on Christmas Eve or are allowed ONE gift on Christmas Eve. I was always bugged that we were not allowed even one gift. My friends mom had a good idea, she always gives her kids Christmas pajamas on Christmas eve. She grabs the gift she knows is the pajamas. One gift on Christmas Eve certainly wouldn't take away the anticipation of wanting to open the rest of the gifts.

Is there anything you do for Christmas that most people don't do??! I know some people go to the movies or other things. I have never been caroling or anything like that. Post other things you think most people don't do. Perhaps we will be surprised that we do similar things.
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