Question Of The Week

Question of the week: When do you open your Christmas presents?

When I was growing up we got to open one gift on Christmas Eve and then we had to wait for Santa to come so we could open his gifts on Christmas day.

With my kids on Christmas Eve my in-laws come down to our house for dinner and mass. The kids get to open the presents they bring for them. Then on Christmas day they get to open Santa’s presents.

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  1. We used to open up our gifts from each other on Christmas Eve. Santa’s came in the morning. The reason we did this was because Christmas Eve we went to the in laws and Christmas Day my family came so it was really the only time we got to be alone.

    It is such a nice problem to not have too much time alone on Christmas. 🙂

  2. We always open one present on Christmas eve and it is always the same present and we have been doing this for thirty years. The present is pajamas that we can wear to bed that night. The rest of the prizes we open Christmas morning.

    That is too funny. We have a tradition of giving PJs to the kids as well, but Santa brings them!

  3. I have always been of the opinion that presents are for Christmas day, but Mrs Geek petitioned for one present on Christmas Eve, and I gave in a few years back, but I got wise last year and just bought an extra not so exciting gift for the sole purpose of giving on Christmas Eve.

    I do however understand opening presents with people that will not be there on the day.

    My mom used to buy a not so exciting gift for us on Christmas Eve too. Sometimes it was a dress for Christmas morning mass or a coffe cup to be used the next morning.
    Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!

  4. ahhh darn you mean we are supposed to buy them stuff other than socks and new underwear 🙂 Actually what I’m thinking is cuz the pickins’ are gonna be slim around this house this year (we don’t really care..) but I’m thinking of calling a white elephant game for the neighborhood. You know one of those games where you get to fight for the present you WANT !!! I know there is a mother load somewhere in this neighborhood! OR better yet we’ll go to a BETTER neighborhood…kind of like we do on halloween (yes please don’t tell me I’m 46 years old and have a 17 and 21 year old)..the people shelling out the candy are already saying…”aren’t you kids a little too old to be trick or treating?” …….why yes I am…but I am not to old to climb up that tree and do something you don’t want me to do if you don’t give me the candy!

    how did I get off on that. What was the topic ? Oh gifts..we open ours on christmas morn!

    I love the neighborhood White Elephant idea! I might have to give that a try next year! 🙂


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