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Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Asked at Seventh and Massachusetts streets on December 25, 2008

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Photo of Joe McGuire

“Christmas Eve — it’s a family tradition.”

Photo of Elizabeth Newman

“Christmas morning because of the anticipation. It’s more fun to wait.”

Photo of Kathy Piller

“Christmas morning because Santa Claus delivers them Christmas Eve. You don’t have them before then.”

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“Christmas morning. It’s just tradition, it’s fun.”


sunflower_sue 8 years, 9 months ago

Christmas Eve. So why am I up so blasted early?

spammer89 8 years, 9 months ago

This year Christmas eve since I'm at freaking work today.

labmonkey 8 years, 9 months ago

You have to teach the little bastards patience!!! Christmas morning only!!!I wonder how many presents the Professor from yesterday opened today.

notajayhawk 8 years, 9 months ago

As I mentioned last night, due to concerns related to the impending birth of child number 2 (still trying to firm up that name - somehow referring to the little guy as "Number 2" seems problematic) and our daughter's worries that she was getting shorted on a full day of revelry, we moved the whole holiday to yesterday.

sgtwolverine 8 years, 9 months ago

When you open presents on Christmas Eve, the terrorists win.

Jennifer Forth 8 years, 9 months ago

R-I - love that movie so the parody was very cute! Nota - Primero used to do the trick, but I went with Irish and Scottish names instead for my two boys. You'll know what to call him when you see him! Good luck! For us it is one on Xmas Eve and then the rest, not before 6 am on Xmas morning. Family tradition stipulates that everyone must be awake and have drunk a glass of oj before any presents can be opened.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 9 months ago

labmonkey, so how come you and the woman didn't get married? For shame, I says, for shame!

Escapee 8 years, 9 months ago

I think I've got it...all who live in Lawrence must assume the opinions, personalities, and mindset that they had while in college. And they must remain so...forever, and ever, Amen.A little twisted. But not a horrible way to live your life.Merry Christmas to all!

Calliope877 8 years, 9 months ago

A couple on Christmas Eve, and the rest on Christmas morning.

live_like_u_were_dyin 8 years, 9 months ago

we open one on christmas eve then the reset on christmas day.

jonas_opines 8 years, 9 months ago

Hmmm. . . generally the plan has been to spread it over as many days as possible, so we can throw on the 27th, maybe the 31st, and then the third of January. Same as birthdays.

MsMegsy 8 years, 9 months ago

Our daughter gets to open one present on Christmas Eve, just like I did growing up.Its always the same gift - new pajamas! This makes for great Christmas morning pictures!

nowandthen 8 years, 9 months ago

we open presents Christmas eve from family, then Christmas morning we go see what Santa brought everyone!

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