Christmas Eve

@webeishere (36377)
United States
December 18, 2007 8:56am CST
Well so far the plans are my daughter will pick the grandsons up early enough on Christmas Eve from her ex-s & that she will pick my wife up from work & they all will be staying overnight. We will more than likely open gifts after 10:30 p.m. when they get to my house as they have a long drive Christmas morning to go to the son-in-laws family for dinner etc there. So far as far as I know for Dinner Christmas it will be just myself, my wife and dad. Have not asked the son if her will be here for dinner or not. So what are your plans for Chrictmas eve with family/friends? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@luvstochat (6916)
• United States
18 Dec 07
On Christmas Eve we will go out for dinner and when we come back Santa will have been here, my husband has to work Christmas Day so we will have Santa come on Christmas Eve so he can see the kids faces when they see there presents we will then open the family presents and then let the kids play with their new toys for awhile then go to bed and off to my moms on Christmas day.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
One year I had a cabbie friend that was dressed as Santa on Christmas Eve. He happened to be dropping a fare off at our building. I ran down with gifts for the kids from Santa and had him make an entrance knocking on the door. My daughters eyes and smile were priceless that day. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
It's always the little things Mooch that make them special. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
18 Dec 07
A full house on Christmas Eve I remember those. Enjoy! I am not exactly sure what I will be doing on Christmas Eve but I do know I will be spending it with the boyfriend.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
When I was a small child I can recall Christmas Eves where there were over 20 people having Cider, hot chocolate and exchanging gifts. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
18 Dec 07
This will be my first Christmas Eve with a full house in a WHILE! I'm really excited about it! Merry Christmas raz!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Have fun bear. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Dec 07
our plans? well lots i guess but time is the essence we want to drive downtown together with the children just to see the sceneries full of lights and decorations..but if it will rain then we have to stay home..while at home we do some fun, activities like as family we play card games or do some karaoke we love to sing while waiting for the 12:00 oclock dinner and open our gifts..luckily all my children are still living with us and my mom too..
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Downtown to see lights and decorations? No houses with big displays near you at all? You can still see them with rain falling can't you? Unless you're walking I guess. I don't miss kids actually. The grandsons are great as they go away after awhile. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
19 Dec 07
well they do have but not as great as downtown ... luckily we do have a car but its better when there is no rain..have you experienced mall hopping?? thats what we do too also...luckily we live just 6 kilometers from the city !!its really a good exercise then especially its the season when we always love to eat..
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
i TEND TO AVOID THE MALLS COME dECEMBER. aLL EXCEPT MAYBE THE mALL OF aMERICA. tHEIR cHRISTMAS DISPLAYS ARE AWESOME. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Hi Grandpa Bob! We are leaving this Sunday to go out of town to our friends for Christmas. We won't be back until Dec 26th or 27th depending on the weather. That means I will be there for a few days before Christmas and not just Christmas Eve. Will be nice! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Well drive safely and I hope the weather isn't too bad for your trip and visit. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
21 Dec 07
I sure will drive safe, especially with an 18 month old in the car! I have heard on the weather network that we are actually supposed to be having some decent weather so I'm happy about that ;)
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 07
WSell Grandpa Bob I will be leaving here at 11am to head up the North to stay with my Kids for a few Days and I will return on the 1st of January back home The Kids are moving to different Places next year so it will be the last Time that I will enter the House that has been ours for 12 years My Daughter is moving to a Flat with a Friend and my Son and his Fiancee are moving to another House so I can say it will be a bit of a sad time knowing I will never enter the House again after this time
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Drive careful and have a great family fun filled visit. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
19 Dec 07
Christmas eve we are visiting my boyfriends mom who is in the manor,maybe having a small supper at the sister-in-laws house(i think,no inventation so far though),other than that we will spend the evening together looking at "MY" new electric fireplace that my boyfriends picking up tomorrow!YIIPPPPEEE!!!I asked for this for 2 years and i finally got my christmas,birthday,mother-days and valentines day gift!Hahahaha!I get it for christmas,now i have the other holidays left,hehe!We let our daughter open up one gift christmas night,its been like this since i was tiny,get up early the next morning and open up all the rest. Peanutjar:)
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I think family doesn't need an invitation. Well to eat maybe but not to just wisit. HAHAHA! I have been looking at getting a gas fireplace for my basement. Have a great Holiday Season. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
19 Dec 07
for christmas eve i shall be spending it with my gorgeous fiance. we shall be exchanging presents, baking and making the most of being together. we dont get to see each other on christmas day :( but we will be making the most of christmas eve. i miss him so much over christmas day...i think its partly because your supposed to be with the ones you love, plus its becuase its a long day. we normally get up at about 7-8 am, sometimes earlier. then its a late night as we go to my uncle howards for a family get together
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Why not you 2 get together later during the day and visit each others families for Chrsitmas? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
19 Dec 07
We will be staying home for Christmas. I'm tired of traveling everywhere so if anyone wants to see us, they can come to our house for once.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I am getting to that point where I don't want to have to drive anywhere to see family for the Holidays. But it does happen anyhow. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Christmas Eve we'll probably let the kids open one small gift and chances are we'll just hang out and watch tv like usual..We don't go visiting and there's nobody local thats around really so its just another day/evening more than anything...After the kids are up in bed my husband and I will put all the gifts under the tree and load the stockings...Then he'll go to bed and I'll stay up and watch movies probably..
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
My daughter her hubby and the grandsons may spend the night. If so I am sure we will open the gifts as they have a long drive ahead of them on Chrsitmas Morning to visit her in laws. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
19 Dec 07
I have a large family gathering, but sometimes I feel like I'd rather go carolling. This is an extended family, so I'm not very close to them. And making small talk throughout the night can be quite tiring. but i guess it's also an obligation, so we'll see how it goes...
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
Well just have fun and be yourself I say. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
19 Dec 07
We always go to my mom's house on Christmas Eve. We have sandwiches and snacks and cookies and candy...well you get the picture. We eat alot of stuff. LOL It is the day we all celebrate with each other. We spend Christmas Day having a quiet day with our own families. (hugs)
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I need chocolate now. THANKS! HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dfinster (3538)
• United States
18 Dec 07
We will be going to my parents house for Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve has always been a tradition in my family. We open our presents at night and then go to my Aunt's house to meet the rest of the family. We have a really neat supper with all the traditional foods my family loves for that night. There's cold shrimp for shrimp cocktail, raw beef sandwiches, a really awesome spread that my grandmother but now I make called shinkinsmear, salads, cheeses and sausages etc. Then at 10 p.m. we all go to Christmas services at our church. Afterwards the younger kids lay down and all of us play games like pictionary and Mad Gab. It's my favorite night of the whole year. In fact I have never in my 38 years opened gifts on Christmas morning.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
19 Dec 07
We have usually opened at least one gift Christmas Eve for many years. A couple of times thigs warranted opening them all on Christmas Eve. This year is in the air when we open them. HAHAHA! Depends on how tired the wife is etc actually. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Christmas eve I spend watching movies....Christmas morning my son and his family come and we go to church...then come and open presents while lunch is finishing up in the oven. Then they leave early afternoon and I have the rest of the day to talk on the phone to my daughters who will be spending their christmas together in Arizona.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
We will be watching movies Christmas day after the daughter and her family leave. YUCK! Arizona? No snow on Christmas day? YIKES! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Christmas Eve is a big day here at my home. I cook the ham for Christmas dinner this night. I also make the pumpkin pies. I make the deviled eggs also. Christmas eve is a day of family cooking and great snaking. We eat fruit plates and veggie plates all day. Later is the evening I put out a cheese platter with meats as well. We settle down with the movies called Santa Claus with Tim Allen in them. There will be three movies this year to watch. Lots of cooking lots of sampling and lots of just plain family fun. My mom and dad will come to dinner and join my husband and daught and myself this year. My cousin has an open invitation but she normally comes over later in the evening. The reason I cook so much on Christmas eve is so that we can spend more time together on Christmas day as a family and not in seperate rooms in the house. I love Christmas because it is a time for the family to be one. Happy hollidays to all and to all a good night.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
What is "great snaking"? Sounds like a great fun filled family time for you all. My wife works and we cook the dinner starting early morning. Porbably ham as well for us this year. Just her, myself, and dad so far. Our son may visit but no word on that yet. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mummymo (23709)
18 Dec 07
Whatever happens AGB I hope you have a wonderful time! For the first time in more than 10 years since my partner and I have been together we are having a lovely quiet Christmas Day with just us and the kids for dinner! Normally we have to travel to his mothers and have dinner with her even though her daughter lives 5 minutes away it is the first time we have been able to persuade her to spend time with her Mum on christmas day and I always refused to leave her alone on Christmas Day - that just wasn't right! This year I am just not fit to travel and we are going to have a lovely lazy Christmas Day where the kids can play with their presents and my best friend will come up with her partner for a while and exchange presents then instead of before - fantastic! xxx
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Awwww! You still like calling me AGB? Too sweet. I have wanted a stay at home Holiday for a couple years. But I don't think I could not handle not seeing the grandkids. Not seeing my own kids would be okay. But I'd miss the grandkids terribly. but one alone with just my wife and myself would be different. I tried to talk her into going out for Thanksgiving Dinner instaed of to the daughters but that never happened. And I had a blast at our daughters house anyhow. Have a blast with your small celebration. I would. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Fishmomma (11599)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I will be baking a pie. I'm planning to spend most of the day relaxing. This year I am taking it easy and trying to stay stress free.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
With the hectiness of our lives this month my wife hasn't baked her usual holiday cookies. But we always pie a pie or three from Bakers Square Restaraunts. Hee hee. Gotta have my French Silk pie. Well it's mostly for my daughter. She absolutely loves their French Silk Pies. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
18 Dec 07
I will have to work Christmas Eve. When I get off we will exchange gifts at the sitters then go home. AT home my daughter and I will each open a gift and have hot chocolate while we watch "The Christmas Story' and laugh at little Ralphie's antics. Then off to bed so Santa can come. 'He' still leaves gifts even though we are older.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Yeah it sucks working the day before huh? My wife works till 10 P.M. So she will be home around 11 at the latest as long as the restaraunt isn't very busy. It's a Middle eastern Restaraunt so with it mostly Muslims eating they may be busy. Never know though. Santa always leaves me something. My daughter and wife think it's crazy I do this but I love it a lot. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
18 Dec 07
On Christmas Eve we will be going to my mom's house around lunchtime and eating with the family. Then around 6 pm we will go to my husband's grandmother's house to eat with his family. Then we'll probably come home and open gifts that we have bought for each other. Then on Christmas Day we will go to my grandmother's house for breakfast, then go to my father in law's house, and then on to my mother in law's house. So we will be busy those two days.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I miss the days when my mom was alive. She loved coming to my place to see all the decorations and lights etc. Big family get togethers are no longer a norm in my family it sees. Oh well. I still have my kids and grandkids to celebrate with anyhow. Happy Holidays. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
18 Dec 07
This holiday season it will just be my husband,step-daughter and myself. We can not afford to go home to Michigan this year. I think on Christmas eve we will go to Church and then look at the lights around town, Christmas day we will open gifts eat dinner and then maybe go swimming at the resort I work at.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I am thinking of going to the Midnight Mass if my wife isn't too tired after working all day. Sunday afternoon/evening the wife and I will be doing some swimming at the Casinos hotel. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• China
19 Dec 07
Christmas Eve ,I with my friend go together dance and song . then,we are together paying
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