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    What kind of Christmas traditions do you and your family have?
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    Well, we prob have a bunch but I'll just say one for now cuz I don't wanna type a lot. We always get our tree on my brother's birthday or the closest weekend to his birthday which is the 2nd week of December.
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    Quote by darthmunk
    Well, we prob have a bunch but I'll just say one for now cuz I don't wanna type a lot. We always get our tree on my brother's birthday or the closest weekend to his birthday which is the 2nd week of December.


    What a dumb tradition.
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    Its not really officially a tradition. Like we don't care about it, that just happens to be when we get it... And I don't see why you had to post that. Purposely being a jerk isn't funny.
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    Quote by darthmunk
    Its not really officially a tradition. Like we don't care about it, that just happens to be when we get it... And I don't see why you had to post that. Purposely being a jerk isn't funny.


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    Its not really officially a tradition. Like we don't care about it, that just happens to be when we get it... And I don't see why you had to post that. Purposely being a jerk isn't funny.


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    Freedom of Speech doesn't excuse you from being a rude asshole. Keep those kinds of comments to yourself or you'll end up banned.
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    does opening presents count?
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    does opening presents count?

    Sure it does.
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    -Going to the later of the two candlelight Christmas Eve services at my church with my family at 11PM. The other service is at 7AM and there are a lot of kids there at that time. I prefer the 11PM service for the reasons that there aren't as many kids there at that time and by the time the service is over, you know it's Christmas Day and that is a neat feeling.

    -Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Icing for Breakfast or as my family calls them "Orange Rolls". They're amazing if you ever try them.

    -Like most other people my family sits together and opens presents.

    -Then, around 1:30 PM or 2PM my family goes to my aunt's house for a big supper and a few more gifts for each person.
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    Quote by jango52577
    -Going to the later of the two candlelight Christmas Eve services at my church with my family at 11PM. The other service is at 7AM and there are a lot of kids there at that time. I prefer the 11PM service for the reasons that there aren't as many kids there at that time and by the time the service is over, you know it's Christmas Day and that is a neat feeling.

    -Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Icing for Breakfast or as my family calls them "Orange Rolls". They're amazing if you ever try them.

    -Like most other people my family sits together and opens presents.

    -Then, around 1:30 PM or 2PM my family goes to my aunt's house for a big supper and a few more gifts for each person.


    I like that, that sounds nice

    Years and years and years ago my brother and I would have the hardest time sleeping on Christmas eve. We'd wake up every hour on the hour and sneak a peak. My parents would yell at us to go back to bed lol. Then when we'd finally come out in the wee morning hours we'd look through our stockings and any presents from Santa that may not be wrapped and then go back to bed until our parents woke up. Then we'd open presents. After that we'd have eggs, bacon and hashbrowns and put our loot away in our rooms. Early afternoon we'd head up to the nursing home where my grandmother was and open presents with my aunts and uncles.

    I miss those days. These days it's ME that's yelling at my son to get to bed LOL and telling him he can't wait up for Santa and wanting to sleep in on Christmas when he is wanting to be up all night or get up really early. I can see now why it was never quite as exciting for the parents. Sure it's fun to see the kids open what you got them but it's funner being the one opening it LOL!
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    Well, where I live we open up presents on christmas night, not on the next morning.
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    And its not just my family, but ever family in my country.
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    Quote by jango52577
    -Going to the later of the two candlelight Christmas Eve services at my church with my family at 11PM. The other service is at 7AM and there are a lot of kids there at that time. I prefer the 11PM service for the reasons that there aren't as many kids there at that time and by the time the service is over, you know it's Christmas Day and that is a neat feeling.

    -Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Icing for Breakfast or as my family calls them "Orange Rolls". They're amazing if you ever try them.

    -Like most other people my family sits together and opens presents.

    -Then, around 1:30 PM or 2PM my family goes to my aunt's house for a big supper and a few more gifts for each person.


    I like that, that sounds nice

    Years and years and years ago my brother and I would have the hardest time sleeping on Christmas eve. We'd wake up every hour on the hour and sneak a peak. My parents would yell at us to go back to bed lol. Then when we'd finally come out in the wee morning hours we'd look through our stockings and any presents from Santa that may not be wrapped and then go back to bed until our parents woke up. Then we'd open presents. After that we'd have eggs, bacon and hashbrowns and put our loot away in our rooms. Early afternoon we'd head up to the nursing home where my grandmother was and open presents with my aunts and uncles.

    I miss those days. These days it's ME that's yelling at my son to get to bed LOL and telling him he can't wait up for Santa and wanting to sleep in on Christmas when he is wanting to be up all night or get up really early. I can see now why it was never quite as exciting for the parents. Sure it's fun to see the kids open what you got them but it's funner being the one opening it LOL!


    Gosh, I remember those days when the night before your birthday and Christmas Eve were hell...LOL And it didn't help that as a kid you went to bed earlier (Ithink until I was 10 I had to go to bed at 9, then in middle school it was 10, then by high school, my mom didn't care anymore as long as I stayed home and didn't make too much noise, however I still went to bed early because I had to be at school at 7:50 AM...ugh...) and your parents laid your presents out. I was a bad little boy.
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    Okay, here's my rundown starting with Christmas Eve;

    Christmas Eve day is spent cleaning, making food, and dropping presents off at peoples houses. After supper, the family on my Dad's side comes over and they all eat and drink. The kids would always get to open one present later in the night, which I still do. Once everyone leaves, it's usually somewhat late (11-12). I then watch A Christmas Story on tv for a bit, then go to bed where I continue watching Christmas specials in my room, falling asleep with the tv still on.
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    The big tradition is for us to visit my Aunt Janet on Christmas Eve. We have dinner there and open up presents we get from her. We always make pigs-in-a-blanket and before every meal but after my Uncle John leads us in a prayer, I make a short speech. I always write one of these every year, taking note of things that happen in the interrim between one Christmas Eve and another.

    The following day, we spend at home, opening our Christmas Day presents. We spend the bulk of the day working with them.

    Needless to say, I look forward to all of it.
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    Quote by jango52577
    -Going to the later of the two candlelight Christmas Eve services at my church with my family at 11PM. The other service is at 7AM and there are a lot of kids there at that time. I prefer the 11PM service for the reasons that there aren't as many kids there at that time and by the time the service is over, you know it's Christmas Day and that is a neat feeling.

    -Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Icing for Breakfast or as my family calls them "Orange Rolls". They're amazing if you ever try them.

    -Like most other people my family sits together and opens presents.

    -Then, around 1:30 PM or 2PM my family goes to my aunt's house for a big supper and a few more gifts for each person.


    Mine are quite similar. We usually go to the Christmas Vigil. No kids and it's nicer. It's candlelit and we sing carols. It's either that or the early mass, which means we have to wait to open presents.

    I was allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve. We generally eat lamb or steak Christmas Eve and lots of holiday treats like cookies and brie. We always left cookies out for Santa.

    We usually make cinnamon rolls, too. The orange ones are great, but we usually have regular ones.

    We open presents while watching The Yule Log (a tradition for people living in the NYC area [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yule_Log_%28TV_program%29[/url]).

    We usually went to my father's aunt's house for lunch and then visited friends for the rest of the day.

    A lot of these traditions have gone by the wayside because of my relatives becoming elderly, people moving away, and the fact that I now visit my fiance's family as well ("Four Christmases" is like a documentary of our life around the holidays.) I look forward to having my own family and making everyone visit us for the holidays so we can start our own traditions.

    Of course, the traditions always start after Thanksgiving with cutting down a tree, buying gifts, going to holiday parties, and now we bake cookies for the families the weekend before because it's cheaper than buying presents.
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