Family Gift Traditions on Christmas Day

Does your family open presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

I have a sister who is 12-years younger than me, so in my family we have always exchanged presents bright and early on Christmas morning. 

As soon as our baby sister was awake, so was the rest of the family. Down the stairs we went to see what Santa had in store. 

Some families wait until Christmas morning to exchange gifts, while for others, it's tradition to open one present on Christmas Eve. 

Over the past month, some Patch readers have shared their Christmas traditions, worst gifts and best gifts with us.

Now we want to know, what is your family Christmas gift tradition? Do you draw names or participate in a white elephant gift? Do you pile presents under the tree throughout the month of December, or do you wait of Jolly St. Nick to come on Christmas Day? 

Please tell us about your traditions in the comment section! You never know, you may give someone else a great idea and it could become part of their family Christmas too! 

Cheryl Rowland December 24, 2012 at 05:01 PM
We always and still do until this day (all my nephew who is 13, are adults) open presents on Christmas morning.
Kalen Ponche December 24, 2012 at 05:10 PM
We open one gift on Christmas Eve (my siblings and I draw names and exchange gifts, it's usually that one) and the rest on Christmas Day.
Michelle December 24, 2012 at 06:48 PM
The gifts get piled under the tree all month (no name tags, secret coded by Santa as to what present goes to whom), Santa has always brought and filled the stockings (per the Night before Christmas). All presents are opened Christmas morning.


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