Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
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Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
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How Do You Give Your Presents
Was just thinking how do you give your presents to friends. family. kids and anyone else
Do you wrap. do you give then at a set time. do you give then christmas morning. or befour hand?
Can they open or not to christmas morning?
Kids i wood guess is gifts from santa (maybe not ) or do you buy one from from mum or dad? as well
Do you have little traditions that you fellow regarding presents ?
In my life the ones in the house its spread out all day. morning befour and after dinner and night .as i beleive christmas lasts all day sometimes when you get all the presents in the morning and as i have heard say" only the dinner to look forward to now" so i like to keep the giving up all day its nice little surprises ..and theres always a small one kept for boxing day . as it can be a sad day sometimes as you think christmas is over. have got a few of my mates at this now
My mates any that is coming to dinner gets there,s when they come to my house. as i like to see there faces !! and it gives then something to look forward to after i try to poison then with dinner lol somtimes wood give them a small thing to open in the morning.
If not i give then to then round the last few days leading to christmas. dont no if they open then or not . usual theres phone from all of us on christmas morning thanks and so on
Family. fact we dont buy presents. i have 2 brothers and 1 sister. we dont even sent cards. dont ask me why. they appear on christmas but nothing new there as they call in 5 times a week . dont really know where we when wrong there. sister does not bother. us 3 dont bother with her either as she is very cold hearted and has hurt alot of people over the years.
neibhours i give then when i see then which is usually every day of my life at one time or the other
So what your way of giving presents
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Traditionally in my house we open the presents Christmas morning after everyone has gotten dressed. It's always wonderful to see my little brothers run to the Christmas tree to see the presents. They always run to the table and go, "Santa ate the cookies and drunk the milk!" They still do this now even though they've known for two years that Santa is not real. As we open presents, we watch the Walt Disney Christmas Parade. However, before everyone gets up, I wake up at about 6 in the morning (which is saying something because I'm not a morning person) and I make sure everything is in order before the kids get up. I also go to bed late Christmas Eve because not only do I help my Mom and Grandma finish cooking, but I have to help put out the presents (and "eat" Santa's cookies xD). Christmas is basically the only day of the year where my house is quiet. The kids have new toys and it's like paradise.
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In my house, we open presents Christmas morning. For my kids, the parents come from Santa. My daughter wasn't really old enough last to understand about Santa, but she will be this year, so I want to make this Christmas special for her this regarding Santa. My son will only almost be 6 months, so he won't understand for sure! My DH and I always exchange gifts that am as well.
__________________ The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis
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Well 15 years ago I moved to Toronto with one sister, her daughter and another of our nieces so it would now just be the four of us each Christmas but we decided to continue the tradition our late father and our late mother did with us growing up. I'm usually first up so I get the coffee going. My sister wakes next and then we wake the other two and my husband...at this time it's 7am. After breakfast we begin opening the stockings. Inside the stockings, everything is wrapped so no one could peek before Christmas morning as well as to make it more exciting. The stockings consists of things we need or use, such as nail polishes, boxes of hair dye (for me), personal sanitary items, lotions, after shave, boxers (rolled up) and even jewelery if it was on sale and under $10. So as you can tell, the opening part takes a long time. We open one item one person at a time. When it's done and time for present opening, we scoot to the floor around the tree and my sister hands out the gifts one at a time, one person at a time as we did with the stockings. When the gift giving is done, it's around 11:30am. My sister hands out the gifts because after my father passed away in 1981, she took over and it's been that way ever since. My husband thinks our Christmas day is the most exciting! So do I!
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All gifts are wrapped. Santa's gifts are wrapped in special Santa themed paper.
Christmas Eve: We exchange with DH's best friend & his friend's family
Christmas Day: Santa gifts, then to in-laws for breakfast, a little break in the day back at home, then to my parent's house. Gifts all around.
DD doesn't get a gift from us. Growing up, we never got gifts from our parents, only Santa. I never questioned that until I was an adult. I knew my parent's would never buy us all those toys! We usually don't get DD a gift for her birthday either. We host the party & that can get expensive, even with just cake & ice cream.
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I don't have kids (or a husband) but my mom, brother, and I all go to my mom's house for Christmas. We wear our PJs on Christmas eve and make preparations for the food for Christmas Day. Sometimes we go to my aunt's house for Christmas eve...watch goofy movies and have a big feast. It's wonderful.
Then when we wake up on Christmas morning we all gather by the tree in our PJs and open stockings first, slowly. Then we each get one present and open them at once and discuss them. Then we do another round, until all the presents are gone. That usually takes a while but then we make some food and have a huge meal. Other family members usually come over too at some point that day.
Looking forward to Christmas a little early this year.
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