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Old 08-12-2006, 11:49 PM
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in the skippy house ...we all wake when the skiparoons do .. which is roughly 4 or 5 am .... they then come into my bedroom wiv their stockings that the Big FC has left over night .... after the stocking opening we all rush down the stairs and find out that "hes been!!" Then the fun begins and its wrapping paper everywhere and those iccle grey ties that tie on toys to cardboard everywhere .... chritmas day has now begun
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:59 PM
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This may sound funny but Christmas "morning" starts the morning of Christmas eve. what I mean is this, we go to my grandmothers and hang out on christmas eve (this is really a all day thing 1PM-11PM) we also open gifts, thus Christmas morning starts Christmas eve.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:40 AM
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Our present opening usually started Christmas Eve. It was a traditon since I was a child. But now that all my siblings and I are grown with children we had to work a little on this. We didnt want any disbelievers. But Christmas eve all the grandchildren would recieve family gifts and maybe 1 or 2 gifts from Santa if he made a quick stop before his other stops.

But Christmas morning was just for our spouses and children. It was our way to extend the presents as long as we want. And I come from a large family. So opening of presents at times felt like a marathon. Which was nice. 2-3 hours with the siblings and grandparents christmas eve than and hour or son in the morning with the children.

As far as when I was a child our times would usually be between 5 and 6 am. Just pure excitement. It was to hard to contain ourselves in bed. We tried to be quiet and snuck in front of the tree to touch everything on top of the tree and underr as well. It was fun.

My children are pretty much the same. A few times I would fall asleep on the couch sometime after 2 am in the morning. I would hear my son sneak in the living room as early as 3 am once. I was so tired. I had asked him to go back to bed and he said why? since santa was here already. My daughter heard us talking and decided to join in. So one year we had our presents as early as 3:30 am.
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well, we usually got up pretty early to open presents, but then last year, we waited until everyone got there, ate Christmas dinner, then we opened presents, then we ate dessert while watching Christmas movies
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dvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the treedvdelf you could wrap up and put under the tree
usually about 6 or 7 in the morning. & we dont have kids. I just cant sleep
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dont you mean crack o noon?
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When we were kids (I have 3 brothers) we were not allowed to get up and go to our parents room earlier than 6:30am. If one of us got up earlier, boy were we in trouble. We had to go to my parent's room and sit on the bed while my Dad would go and put a pot of coffee on. He would come back with our stockings and then go out and bring the coffee in for himself and my Mom. He then would bring in a glass of orange juice for each of us kids. We were NOT allowed to start opening the stockings until my Dad came back. Of course, there was a lot of stocking "squeezing" but we never took anything out until we were told to start. Once we were finished with our stockings, we would go out to the living room to see what Santa left under the tree. My Dad would sit at the organ and play Christmas Carols. I miss those days.

Even though we don't have children, dvdguy and I get up between 6am and 7am - even if we went to midnight mass.

I agree that the Christmas day nap is very important.
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