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And so this is Christmas.
I being a big believer in tradition have many rituals that my daughters hate during the holidays. I think the biggest one is opening up one present on Christmas eve already knowing it's new pj's and slippers. (they caught on to this about 10 years ago) So what traditions do you do with your families during the holiday season? (if this poll has already been done i'm sorry but i'm new here.lol)
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38%a. We do this.....
0%b. I make my kids....
7%c. Nothing, I hate the holidays.
24%d. I am not ready for Christmas polls.
31%e. Beaneaters

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#2 | 1714 days ago

About 15 or so years ago, my uncle gave my dad a can of mutton...it's been re-gifted ever since...

We do this.....  
  
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#1 | 1714 days ago

well my wife and i always open one gift up on christmas eve go to bed early get up late eat oh yea open any gifts  watch football get on the q ,ho ho ho merry christmas to all our troops and all my fellow iquers
We do this.....  
#2 | 1714 days ago

About 15 or so years ago, my uncle gave my dad a can of mutton...it's been re-gifted ever since...

We do this.....  
#3 | 1714 days ago

we still do the Christmas Morning routine but it sure  gets harder now with older kids with spouses, boyfriends
We do this.....  
#4 | 1714 days ago

I like to wait till everybody is sleeping and then go switch all the name tags on the presents.
#5 | 1714 days ago

My family and I open all of our presents at midnight, right after everyone leaves my mom's annual Christmas Eve party. Every year we get a new pair of PJs and take pictures in them.
Beaneaters  
#6 | 1714 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
i have family christmas with my dad and his family on christmas eve. friends christmas is when i get home from that and we have a little party - kinda classy, nothing out of hand. ever year on christmas eve since my parents divorced, my mom, my two sisters and i all sleep together in the same king size bed. oh stop, nothing kinky. us girls stick together like that. christmas morning is family christmas with my mom and her new husband.
#7 | 1714 days ago

My family has always taken a group picture on the inside stairway on Christmas morning.  I've missed that a few times since moving to Florida, but my wife's family does the whole pajama thing on Christmas eve.
We do this.....  
#8 | 1714 days ago

(Edited by hockey54)
kteacher wrote:
My family and I open all of our presents at midnight, right after everyone leaves my mom's annual Christmas Eve party. Every year we get a new pair of PJs and take pictures in them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 you might want to take them outta the box first.
#9 | 1714 days ago

i have 12 brothers and sisters so you can imagine what christmas looked like and growing up we were always made to open each gift one person at a time so it took about two to four hours to open them all
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#10 | 1714 days ago

Our kids are grown and out of the house now.  So we travel to their place...we live in Louisiana and they live in Missouri.
I am not ready for Christmas polls.  
#11 | 1714 days ago

I usually try to wait until the day after Christmas before I burn the coal Santa brings me.
Beaneaters  
#12 | 1714 days ago

With my huge family and extended family... We start on December 23rd w/ my Mom's family, then Christmas Eve with my Dad's family.  That way, we didn't have to cut it short or try to go 2 places in one night.

Then Christmas morning, is just immediate family (kids and me & now new boyfriend and kids) and we do our presents and stockings.... Then the kids get picked up by their Dad around 10:00 and spend the day with his family on Christmas Day. 

Then my one year anniversary with my boyfriend is on December 26th... Yay!  So I get to celebrate after too!!!!
We do this.....  
#13 | 1714 days ago

We all get together in my mom's house, we have dinner (we eat like if there's no tomorrow) , watch movies, play music and at midnight we exchange presents. Next day we go back to eat (a looot again) and basically we just lay on the couches or the rug to talk and wait for next meal...I feel like a pig those days

#14 | 1714 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
I usually try to wait until the day after Christmas before I burn the coal Santa brings me.
How I miss that Funny button, I'd give u one if I could LOL
#15 | 1714 days ago
cubsgirl1 (+)

CAPTAINSEAFOOD wrote:
well my wife and i always open one gift up on christmas eve go to bed early get up late eat oh yea open any gifts  watch football get on the q ,ho ho ho merry christmas to all our troops and all my fellow iquers
to you too, and yeah for remembering our troops
#16 | 1714 days ago
cubsgirl1 (+)

hockey54 wrote:
I like to wait till everybody is sleeping and then go switch all the name tags on the presents.
lmao, i used to do that so my mom got smart and started wrapping our presents in different paper and quit using name tags!
#17 | 1714 days ago
18packabs (+)

I always start by opening an Bottle of Something and pouring it into some egg nog. That always seems to get my Holiday Jolly.....
Nothing, I hate the holidays.  
#18 | 1714 days ago

Christmas Eve is spent at families of both of us....my sister first, then wife's sister....then Midnight Mass....Christmas Day, kids open gifts....breakfast at our house for 20 or so people...then off to wife's other sister's for dinner...BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!
We do this.....  
#19 | 1714 days ago

My mother always has Christmas Eve at her house, and we open one present, also.  We don't HAVE to open a specific one, although usually there are some that are "off-limits" (now she doesn't even put them under the tree until after we've opened one gift).
We do this.....  
#20 | 1714 days ago

As we have gotten older alot of changes and traditions have gone by the wayside.   This year  my siblings and our families are having a Christmas get together the first Sat. of Dec.  We all use to  have dinner at  our parents the Sunday closest to Dec. 9th, my dads birthday, and we would put up their tree.  The 23rd my family and i will meet at my sons and Christmas Eve my two daughters and youngest grandson and I will go out to eat and  maybe do some christmas visitation afterwards.  Christmas Day  has not been decided yet but most likely my oldest daughter will fix dinner for us.  As long as my mom was living we always went there Christmas Eve and would go back for breakfast and  to get our stockings on Christmas morning.   Yes i had a stocking until i was 52 yrs old. 
Beaneaters  
#21 | 1714 days ago
cubsgirl1 (+)

Well I think that no matter what the tradition or what house you are at it is nice to know you are home. I know so many don't have that, and I for one look at my children (now almost grown) and realize I am truly blessed, this year will not be like it normally is, but there will be love, family, and knowing theres new pj's lol.
#22 | 1713 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
My mother always has Christmas Eve at her house, and we open one present, also.  We don't HAVE to open a specific one, although usually there are some that are "off-limits" (now she doesn't even put them under the tree until after we've opened one gift).
we have lots to do 4 christmas..........have lots of fun really
#23 | 1713 days ago

Our tradition is going to Grandma and Grandpa's for Christmas Eve, have dinner, sing carols, and open all the presents. Christmas day is when it's "Dinner" at 3pm and the rest of the day is either playing with whatever we got, watching some football, or playing cards.
I am not ready for Christmas polls.  
#24 | 1713 days ago

I HAVE ONE TRADITON AT CHRISTMAS TIME.......DRINKS ARE ON ME X-MAS EVE!!!!!!!!
Nothing, I hate the holidays.  
#25 | 1713 days ago

VIOLET wrote:
How I miss that Funny button, I'd give u one if I could LOL
lol
#26 | 1713 days ago

Look I got the old me back.lol
#27 | 1713 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

cubsgirl wrote:
Look I got the old me back.lol
You were never forgotten my dear.

The kids have a tradition of having hot chocolate with a candy cane in the cup on Christmas morning.

We don't open any gifts before December 25th.

My wife will always include some "family" DVD's for common enjoyment so we watch those in the afternoon...

My immediate family is my wife and four kids. The three younger kids have their father here, so they go to spend time with them also. My mother-in-law lives here so she's involved. Other than that none of our family is around. We're in Colorado, mine is in Georgia and hers is in Michigan. In fact, the last time I visited home was Christmas '06; I need to get back!
I am not ready for Christmas polls.  

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