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Old 10-14-2006, 08:51 AM
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yup..would be from folks. The Santa gifts were yet to be delivered.

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Old 10-31-2006, 01:45 PM
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I think Christmas day is the best day to open presents. Our family usually has the BIG dinner christmas eve, and we exchange one gift after dinner. The morning is the real show!
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When I was a young one, we always opened our gifts on Christmas Day and it's a tradition I've continued. One year, after Mom got looking over the previous year's Christmas morning photos, she noticed our PJs looked a little ragged for nice photos, so following that became the tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve day....new PJs.

When I first started working and before I had vacation days to use, I always worked Christmas Eve, from about 11:00AM till 6:00Pm or 7:00PM and I was usualy frantically still wrapping on Christmas Eve, so just as well we never changed that tradition.

Now, I wrap as I buy and place them under the tree.....makes everything a lot more relaxing as we get closer to Christmas.
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I was always only allowed to open one on Christmas eve as well... However I've found that letting my daughter open all her gifts from me and her Dad, make Christmas more enjoyable. It keeps her from being so wound up with anticipation of Christmas morning, that she actually gets some sleep... It's became our tradition, and I like the way it works out for us. Christmas morning is still hectic, and Santa always brings her plenty of goodies...
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Minta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the treeMinta you could wrap up and put under the tree
On Christmas eve morning/early afternoon we go visiting some friends/relatives that would not be coming over for Christmas dinner. The kids gets to open any gifts they recieve from them so the giver can see their faces and the kids and thank them for their gifts. We usually get hom about mid afternoon on Christmas eve and let the kids open one gift then. Before we had our son, our daughter would open a gift from us but now they get to open their gift from each other. Usually a toy to keep them busy for the day. The rest get opened on Christmas morning. Both my husband and I were raised to open our gifts on Christmas morning. Never saw a reason to change that. I was also raised that any gifts recieved before Christmas could not be opened until Christmas day. Needless to say I am not very fond of that idea.

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we open one on christmas eve and save the rest for christmas.
Same here. If I can keep my husband out of them. He's worse than the kids ever were.
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Growing up all of the gifts we got at home were from Santa so, of course, we couldn't open them on Christmas Eve as Santa hadn't gotten there yet to deliver the gifts.

I never even knew that other kids got gifts from their parents and, although it sounds strange, I always thought that it was a very selfless thing for my mom to do and it certainly enhanced the "magic" of Christmas. We would go to bed on Christmas Eve with no gifts under the tree and wake up Christmas morning with gifts piled everywhere (in a house with 5 children, even if you each only get a few gifts, it's still quite an impressive mound under the tree). Even now that we're all grown up, all the gifts for us under mom's tree still say "from Santa". It's great!

So, needless to say, I'm a big fan of opening gifts on Christmas morning. I even sneak up in the middle of the night to put DH's gifts under the tree (partly because of tradition and partly because he's such a big snoop that he'd never leave the gifts alone if I put them under there any earlier!) and fill his stocking.

DH, on the other hand, would prefer to open gifts Christmas Eve because he's like a kid when it comes to presents. So far, I'm winning the battle but every year he tries to wear me down!
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I have always opened presents on Christmas day.
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When my brother and I were young, we got to open one present on Christmas Eve and it just so happened to be new pajamas so we didn't look as rough for Christmas Morning pictures while we were walking down the hall and opening all of our other presents.
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For as long as I can remember we would open one present on Christmas Eve and the rest in the morning.

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