(Closed) Do you wait till Christmas Eve/Day to open all your gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you wait to open all your gifts on Christmas?
    I always wait to open all my gifts on Chrismas Eve or Day. : (73 votes)
    87 %
    I am guilty of opening some of my gifts before Christmas. : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 17
    897 posts
    Busy bee

    Generally everything has to wait, but my SO and I already knew what we were getting each other. He asked me for a wi fi booster for his laptop and I wanted him to see if it worked before christmas so if it sucked I could get him a different gift.

    Now if only he would let me try my gift out. Innocent

    Post # 18
    11377 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Growing up I always opened all of my gifts up on Christmas eve. 

    So for my husband & I this works out great! We visit my parents on Christmas Eve. We open our gifts to each other then, along with the gifts to us from my parents. Then on Christmas day we go to his mom’s & mamaw’s & open our gifts from them that day.

    Post # 19
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee

    mostly christmas morning… but last year Fiance and I went to vegas for a friend’s wedding.. so we opened ours on the 23rd because we didn’t want to take the gifts on the trip with us.. and I gave my siblings theirs on the 23rd as well and let them open it..

    but besides last year always christmas day.. sometimes eve!

    Post # 20
    1924 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My parents bought me and my Fiance a Kitchenaid mixer for Christmas!!!!!!  EEEEE!!!  Yes, I’m quite excited.  I’m quite the baker and it has been my DREAM for like 7 years to own one of these.  Anyway, they sent it to us early and I definitely unwrapped it.  And I’ve been using it all the time.  

    Post # 21
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Juliepants: That’s what I do too. Everything else waits until Christmas morning.

    Post # 22
    1941 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Growing up, my and my sister would each open one gift on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas Day. FI’s family opens stuff from his parents on Christmas Eve at their house, then we move to Christmas Day at his brother’s with his wife and their kids.

    It’ll be interesting to see what traditions we make on our own, and how we mesh them with his family. (Mine is all east coast, so I/we visit them in Jan normally).

    Post # 24
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We open all of our gifts on Christmas Day

    Post # 25
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We always open ours on Christmas morning. There have been a few occasions where I knew what I was getting and wanted to use it before Christmas, so I opened it beforehand (like a new lens for my camera one year…I wanted to use it to shoot everyone else opening their gifts on Christmas morning so I just opened it when it came in the mail :P).

    Post # 26
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We always wait until Christmas morning. When I would go to my mom’s on Christmas eve, obviously we would do it then since I would be with my father in the morning.

    The only breakage to the rule is that I got SO a replica of the charlie brown christmas tree Sealed He’s been asking for it for years, and it will be delievered today! So I’m going to let him open it so he can put it somewhere in the apartment.

    Post # 27
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We usually open a small gift on xmas eve as that is when we usually have xmas dinner with FI’s dad. Then we do our xmas, xmas morning with fun breakfast and everything. Then we go over to my family’s house in the evening and have xmas dinner and open xmas gifts. It is a good time. But yes, we wait till xmas morning to open all our gifts.

    Post # 28
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee

    We usually open our gifts a few days early, so we don’t have to travel with them.  (And have time to try them out, if necessary.  Innocent)

    I bought Fiance some slippers, since he’d been wanting a pair and I felt we’d passed the magical “ok, I can start getting you boring things like slippers now” milestone.

    We broke all the rules for these slippers.  He knew I was getting them, he knew how much they cost, and he knew where I got them from.  He’d wanted them sooner over later, since his feet have been cold.

    I still made him go in another room while I wrapped them.

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