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Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Old 12-06-10, 10:12 PM
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Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

I'm curious. My family always opened presents on Christmas Eve once all of us kids were old enough to no longer believe in Santa Claus (and since my brothers told me when I was four that he was killed in a bus accident, that was pretty soon ... ). Does your family open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

No option for both?

One side of the family on Christmas Eve, the other side on Christmas Day.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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No option for both?

One side of the family on Christmas Eve, the other side on Christmas Day.
I guess what I'm speaking of here is your immediate family--you and your spouse and children.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Both.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Both, Open a few on Christmas Eve, the rest on Christmas Morning
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

It's been tradition in my family for as far back as I can remember to open the gifts on Christmas Eve.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

One each on Christmas Eve, and then rest on Christmas morning.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Day, only day.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

The family opens gifts from each other on Christmas Eve and go through what "Santa" left in our stockings on Christmas Day. This year, my sister and her husband don't arrive until Christmas Day so we're doing all presents on that day. It feels weird.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

With UPS, FedEx, and DHL...everyday is like Christmas at The Edit King Bumstead so we open 'em whenever they arrive.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

We would normally open up one or two gifts on Christmas Eve to get the excitement going but the rest are saved for Christmas day. It allows for some gift exchange in case not everyone can make it on either day.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

My family has doe Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. I don't think I've ever really asked why.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Day. sometime in Christmas Eve.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Eve.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

I said Christmas Day, but a couple of years it was neither due to going to either my parents or my wifes parent's house. We opened them a few days after Christmas. I actually like it when we do that because the kids get to open presents on 3 or 4 different days (not counting the dollar store advent calender gifts from grandma).
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
One each on Christmas Eve, and then rest on Christmas morning.
This. I think in the past we occasionally increased this to two or three gifts though, depending on how much stuff we bought each other in a given year.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Same here - one each on Eve, the rest on Day. The Eve one is generally a smaller item, for a couple years they trended toward lounge pants or something, to be used on Christmas day.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Eve, and we'd take turns opening one present at a time. You could tear into your stocking-stuffers as soon as you woke up though.
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Christmas day you savages.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

As a child, the family would always open gifts from each other on Christmas Eve, then in the morning it would be the stuff from Santa.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Eve. We're all old now and don't get up at the same time, nor do we want to.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Christmas Day in my family. We weren't even given the one present on Christmas Eve option.

It would just be weird opening everything on Christmas Eve. It's like premature ejaculation...
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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Christmas day you savages.
Seriously, it's like opening presents the day before your birthday, wtf...
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
One each on Christmas Eve, and then rest on Christmas morning.
This.
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Re: Opening Presents: Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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One each on Christmas Eve, and then rest on Christmas morning.
This.

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