Thread: Opening all the presents on Christmas Eve

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    • 3 years 8 months ago
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    Did you ever do this just once on Christmas Eve?
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      • 3 years 8 months ago
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      I remember my parents saying that they had a "tradition" of opening one present on Christmas Eve right before going to bed.
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        Quote by Timothy1964
        I remember my parents saying that they had a "tradition" of opening one present on Christmas Eve right before going to bed.

        Yeah, I believe most families have this tradition.

        But what I'm asking is, has anyone done this right before Christmas? I know it sounds like a strange question, but I'm just curious.
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          I guess my family is a bit strange in the sense that we've always opened gifts and celebrated the most on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is basically just another day/meaningless to me, which kinda sucks.
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            It's wrong.
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              Nope I always had to wait till Christmas And still have too.
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                Quote by Derk
                I guess my family is a bit strange in the sense that we've always opened gifts and celebrated the most on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is basically just another day/meaningless to me, which kinda sucks.


                Same here LOL I was just discussing this with my cousin on Facebook. We have always done Christmas on Christmas Eve. When I was a kid we would go to my grandparents house, come home and open presents, go to midnight mass, come home and stay up until 5 am messing with what ever gifts I got. Christmas day is usually boring.
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                  Never, that would spoil all the fun of Christmas morning.
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                    We always opened one on Christmas Eve. A couple of times I tricked my parents into letting me open two because I always opened something I couldn't take to bed with me. LOL. Of course, now I frequently exchange gifts on Christmas Eve because we have so many people to visit.
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                      • 3 years 7 months ago
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                      Its like going to Oktoberfest drunk on Bud Light.
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                        We always did the ONE on Christmas eve growing up and I convinced my husband to keep doing it this way with my son. However, one year when my son was two my husband convinced me to let him open all his presents Christmas eve and we opened our few to each other that evening as well. I was SO bored and depressed the next day because it was so different from tradition for me. Maybe depressed isn't the right word, I mean they ARE only presents and I guess in a sense it doesn't matter WHEN you open them, it just really sucked waking up to Christmas morning and there being nothing to do. Never again lol
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                          Actually opening all the gifts on Christmas eve is the traditional thing to do here in the country where I live.
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                            That's what my family does these days.
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                              I used to have that tradition when I was younger. It was the one thing that got me through the forced Christmas eve mass. Now I don't get really anything outside of money.
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                                Quote by jprc10
                                Actually opening all the gifts on Christmas eve is the traditional thing to do here in the country where I live.

                                Really? Interesting.
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                                  The only ones that I knew who opened them all Christmas eve were people who didn't do Santa at all. Most people I knew opened most presents on Christmas day. However one or two said that their mom would have them open all the presents from the family on Christmas Eve and then Christmas day only the "Santa" presents were under the tree.
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                                    After my middle daughter "found out" about Santa we did some on Christams eve and some Christmas morn.. After my little one was born it was back to Christmas morn and the Santa thing.. She is 8 now and I am pretty sure going to figure it out soon..
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                                      Since some of my relatives were committed to spend Christmas Day at their in-laws', they would be at our house only on Christmas Eve (also, because my family threw quite a bash after Mass that night). Therefore, I had to open their presents while they were there. My presents that were marked "From Santa" could only be opened on Christmas Day. Wasn't Christmas great when you were a kid?
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                                        Opening all gifts on xmas eve is a fairly common tradition. Usually people who do that reserve xmas day for family get togethers and/or religous stuff.

                                        Personally, we never opened anything on xmas eve while I was young enough to believe in santa. After I was "officially" "told the truth" (though I had figured it out on my own before then), we swapped out the whole milk & cookies thing for opening a single present.
                                        I've never opened all my presents on xmas eve. It was always xmas morning when I was a kid, pushed back to whenever I felt like rolling out of bed xmas afternoon in later years.
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                                          Quote by Timothy1964
                                          I remember my parents saying that they had a "tradition" of opening one present on Christmas Eve right before going to bed.


                                          Yeah,same here. That tradition has been lost lately.
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