When should Santa Claus Come to Town?
December 19, 2008 3:28 PM Subscribe
When does your family open Christmas presents from each other?
posted by Point n Click to society & culture (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I have only been married a few years, and haven't yet been able to find a good time to open Christmas presents from each other.
My husband's family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve, so we travel to spend all of Christmas Eve with them (decorating the tree, Christmas dinner, etc.) and then leave to travel to my family's Christmas on Christmas Day (again, all of the traditional Christmas things). Since we both typically have to work the days following Christmas Day, we have been celebrating "our" Christmas the following weekend, but it feels cheap and anti-climatic after having returned to work, and spent all of the Holidays with family.
My husband suggested opening presents on Christmas Eve morning, but that feels like cheating. (Santa still visits both our parents houses.) And we could stay up late and open presents after getting back from my parents house on Christmas Day, but that doesn't seem like a good idea right before returning to work.
What does your family do? If it isn't Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, how do you keep it feeling "Christmas-y?"