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Ghost of Christmas presents

  • 01-12-2014 10:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 4,475 ✭✭✭ corblimey

    I'm interested in the traditions of others as it comes to presents. Growing up, you weren't allowed to open any presents before Christmas morning. Then up at dark o clock, (actual) stocking at end of bed, often with enough in it to keep you happy until everyone started stirring. Then downstairs to see what Santa brought, and finally it was a whirlwind of presents flying around the front room as everybody gave everybody else their own gifts.

    Then, you gathered everything up in 1 big pile and retired to your room until Mass and/or dinner. For 3 days after Christmas, the only presents left under the tree were for my parents' friends and one for the Uncle due down on New Year's Eve.

    My sister and brother continue this 'tradition' with their families, but I know some families do Christmas eve presents, some wait until after breakfast or worse, dinner. This all seems odd to me, but I suspect that the above sequence of events would seem odd to them. Who's got more?