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Q: When do you open gifts?

victory1
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I let my kids open gifts from realatives on Christmas Eve. This way they don't forget what someone sent them (for thank you notes), as Christmas morning is a blur of who got what from who.
victory1 posted Dec 17, 2010
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whammo
My wife, my daughter, her husband and their kids and my son and his fiance all open one gift on Christmas Eve. Then on Christmas day it is a free for all!!!
whammo (rep: 167) posted Dec 17, 2010
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nimrodboy3
I usually tend to open gifts at midnight of the morning that they were intended to be opened. So if someone gives me a gift for my birthday a week in advance, then I'll usually wait until the morning of my bday to open it. I guess it also depends on who gives it to me, though. Sometimes people want me to open the gift right there and right in front of them. So yeah.
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Dec 17, 2010
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Perkalicious11
my family (of all adult-aged children) opens out gifts on Christmas day, after we sleep in, have a good breakfast, and settle into the living room.

We open one gift at a time in a circle so everyone can see what everyone else got and know who gave it. This tactic also extends the gift opening process a bit, since we have fewer gifts now that everyone is past the toy stage.
Perkalicious11 (rep: 4.89k) posted Dec 17, 2010
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phoenixcon
Our family has always refused to fall to the Christmas Eve gift opening shenanigans. Nothing gets opened until Christmas day!
phoenixcon (rep: 7) posted Dec 17, 2010
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amazonaddict
I try as much as possible not to open gifts before Christmas Eve. Then I open one on Christmas Eve (just to hold us over), and the rest on Christmas Day. I've always done it like that since I was a kid and i like to do that as an adult too.
When we were younger, my brother and I would wait until midnight and then open presents. haha
amazonaddict (rep: 50) posted Dec 17, 2010
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pottsd
We open one gift Christmas Eve and the rest the morning of Christmas. Since my son is only 2 and a half, we plan to set up the majority of his gifts the night before Christmas (or at least remove all the small twisty-ties that take forever to remove. My son just doesn't have the patience to sit and watch daddy remove any small pieces.
pottsd (rep: 1) posted Dec 17, 2010
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debralu
My daughters open one gift on Christmas eve... and they always know what it is before they open it. They each receive a new nightgown or pajamas! That way they look "extra special" on Christmas morning when they open the rest of their presents in their jammies (on video natch)!
debralu (rep: 108) posted Dec 17, 2010
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kmscroggins
Much to our kids dismay, we open gifts on Christmas morning - although my stepdaughter almost always tries to convince us to let them open one on Christmas Eve because that's what they do at her mom's house. It never works. :)
kmscroggins (rep: 1) posted Dec 17, 2010
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tweed524
Always Christmas morning at our hose.
tweed524 (rep: 28) posted Dec 17, 2010
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JakeHaydn
My family use to open one gift on Christmas eve than the rest Christmas morning.
JakeHaydn (rep: 20) posted Dec 17, 2010
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themoneyman1113
Christmas Day, but this has changed over the years as our family has changed!!
themoneyman1113 (rep: 26.7k) posted Dec 17, 2010
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slates
One present Christmas Eve (pajamas) and the rest on Christmas
slates (rep: 3) posted Dec 17, 2010
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Mtlgrl4evr
We open them on Christmas day. I was thinking this year to give my three daughters Christmassy pajamas and letting them open them on Christmas Eve.
Mtlgrl4evr (rep: 18) posted Dec 17, 2010
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ahensnest
We sometimes let the kids open one small gift on Christmas Eve. Then we open all of our gifts on Christmas morning AFTER breakfast :)
ahensnest (rep: 1) posted Dec 17, 2010
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bvdaily
Christmas morning!!! And I'm usually the first one up for no reason waiting for my parents to wake up so I can open my gifts, haha!
bvdaily (noob) posted Dec 17, 2010
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Viva_Kay
I open them midnight of christmas eve!
Viva_Kay (rep: 2) posted Dec 17, 2010
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