How do you celebrate Christmas morning?
December 14, 2017 7:57pm CST
I know we all have different ways to celebrate Christmas. There are as many different customs as there are myLotters Here in rural NC, USA, our family has our big meal on Christmas Eve. We have Christmas music playing and lots of pretty candles lit. Usually all the kids and grandkids are here, although as everyone grows up, that tends to change each year. Our oldest granddaughter will be in NJ this year with her future inlaws. Our oldest grandson lives in Maine now and may or may not get here for the holiday. But we plan on having our daughter and her husband and son, plus our son and his son. So, as we've done for almost 50 years, we'll enjoy our feast, talk and laugh, tell family stories to the little ones, then get to bed so Santa can come. Next morning, we'll have sausage biscuits and coffee, then gather in the living room, each person sitting in the same place every Christmas morning. The little kids hand out all the gifts from under the tree, then (most years) my husband or I read the Christmas story in the Bible. Instead of everyone opening gifts at the same time, we take turns and we all get to see what everyone got. It takes a while, but it's fun that way! Afterwards, we heat up left overs from our feast the previous night. Later in the afternoon, all the kids head home and my husband and I head for a nap. How do you celebrate Christmas?
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• Portland, Connecticut
We go to church Christmas eve early, 4 p.m. then my daughter, her husband and their 5 children come over and we have snacks and open gifts. When they leave I like to watch A Christmas Carol. On Christmas morning I go into high gear for Christmas lunch when my son and his family and my daughter and her family and a few others come over for lunch. By 5 pm everyone is usually gone and my husband and I just relax and watch It's a Wonderful Life. We are also having a family Christmas on the 23rd with all of our children at my eldest son's house. We do a Yankee swap and exchange gifts with that son and his family. We eat, laugh and have a great time.
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• United States
Christmas celebrations start around mid day for us when all my kids and their families arrive. We start with appetizers work our way to a buffet type meal and then we open presents. We do the same as you one person st a time. It takes awhile and gives everyone time to make room for dessert. We usually play a grab bag game with the grandkids with silly prizes in addition to their regular gifts. By the time evening arrives and everyone leaves I'm usually ready to put my feet up and relax
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Well here in the Philippines we celebrate Christmas together with love ones. In the morning we all go to church and after that we will head home and help each other prepare for noche buena. And when the night comes every family member, relatives, and friends will gather around the house to eat. The presence of everyone is a must. And after that everyone will go to their own homes while others stay for the night, cause you know, there's no greater than free food
We have a light dinner with the family the Christmas Eve and we stay together to go to the midnight Mass. The Christmas morning we have coffee and Panettone, a sweet bread we eat for Christmas. At noon there is the Christmas lunch, usually our family, some aunts and uncles who live alone. It is a slow lunch that last for a couple of hours. After the lunch the gifts are opened.
• Jacksonville, Florida
Christmas eve we have a chicken dinner or appetizers. Then we read to the kids while Christmas music plays quietly in the background. We put the cookies and milk out for Santa and the kids go to bed early. Christmas morning when the kids get up they open their presents, they open one at a time so they are each opening something and they hold it up for a picture of course. =) Then we have breakfast together. After breakfast we read the Christmas story in the Bible too. After that the kids can play with their new things they got.
On the Christmas Eve, we eat our dinner at home. Hubby, our son and I enjoy the dinner together, after that, giving our gifts to each other. Then we go to an evening mass which is usually on the 10th in that evening. On the Christmas Day, either we go to a friend or relatives or we will be having a visitor.