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December 5th, 2010, 07:17 AM
shari626's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Does your family have a holiday tradition?

What does your family do on Christmas eve?

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December 5th, 2010, 08:19 AM
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we usually do the drive like wild animals to somebody else's house game, but this year we're staying here for Christmas. DH starts days on the 25th, so we're doing everything on the 24th, the kids won't know the difference anyhow.
Night of the 23rd we'll have snacks and open their xmas eve gift of jammies. Santa will make an appearance in the window.
"Christmas" morning, the kids will wake to presents under the tree in their room, they'll do a treasure hunt that Santa left for them, then we'll go downstairs to the main tree and open stockings and gifts. We'll do a nice breakfast, turkey dinner at 2pm, and we've got tickets for Christmas mass for 4pm that day.
I'm not sure if any of my family will be here, maybe.
I can't wait! Its our first Christmas ever in our own home!

Lucky mother to five!

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December 5th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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We stay home. I just like to be home and peaceful on Christmas. I don't get into all the big celebrations and noise, I don't like parties.
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December 5th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Marie, I want to go to your Christmas! That sounds like sooo much fun.

The only thing that stays the same for us every year is opening one present each on Christmas Eve and then opening the rest on Christmas morning. The families change when they want to do their Christmas' every year so I'm not sure where we're going and when. No one's called us yet (I don't think dh's family is very happy about the baby) and my mom is waiting to find out when they are going to schedule my stepdad's surgery.
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December 5th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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We always go sing at the old folks home, I guess you could call that a tradition.

We open our presents on Christmas Eve afternoon usually. Santa is not a big thing in my house. Christmas day we got to church and then have dinner at my parents or my in-laws' (we alternate).
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December 5th, 2010, 07:17 PM
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I told dh of my plans today to do everything the day before to accomodate his work schedule--his original plan was to work the 25th, let me do everything with the kids and maybe pop in the morning to see what the kids got--he got a little teary when I told him

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