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SNR
12-23-2004, 05:10 PM
To me, Christmas Eve is much cooler than Christmas Day. Celebrating the holiday is much cooler at night, plus, it's kind of awkward to be drunk during the day.

Rain Man
12-23-2004, 05:14 PM
The whole meaning behind Christmas is opening presents on the 25th.

Deberg_1990
12-23-2004, 05:16 PM
June 18th

Dartgod
12-23-2004, 05:22 PM
Both. My family on the 24th and my wife's on the 25th.

Katipan
12-23-2004, 05:27 PM
Both. My family on the 24th and my wife's on the 25th.

Ditto...

sort of.

FloridaChief
12-23-2004, 05:28 PM
June 18th

Hey! My Mom's Birthday!

alanm
12-23-2004, 05:31 PM
When we were kids the folks let us pick out one present to open on Christmas eve. The rest of the gifts and those from Santa were opened on Christmas morning.

R&GHomer
12-23-2004, 05:31 PM
The kids can open one present on the 24th. Then they have to suffer through the anticipation all night. Just like I had to.

Rain Man
12-23-2004, 05:33 PM
Hey! My Mom's Birthday!


That's not a coincidence.

FloridaChief
12-23-2004, 05:36 PM
That's not a coincidence.

It was pretty weird to see mom's b-day pop up like that of the blue.


Heeeeyyyyyyy...what *exactly* are you trying to say, anyway?...

alanm
12-23-2004, 05:38 PM
The kids can open one present on the 24th. Then they have to suffer through the anticipation all night. Just like I had to.That's what we had to do. Man that really sucked when you thought because of the size of the present or whatnot that it was something cool or a great toy you wanted. And it turned out to be clothes or something simillar. :banghead::cuss::deevee:

Deberg_1990
12-23-2004, 05:47 PM
It was pretty weird to see mom's b-day pop up like that of the blue.


Heeeeyyyyyyy...what *exactly* are you trying to say, anyway?...

I guess our cosmic forces are aligned somehow??

Mr. Kotter
12-23-2004, 05:51 PM
One on Christmas eve; the rest on Christmas Day...

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
12-23-2004, 06:09 PM
We open one on Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas day.

Brando
12-23-2004, 06:41 PM
The fiance and I open on Christmas Eve and go to the mother out-law to be's house on Christmas. I miss getting up at 4:30 as a kid to see what kind of GI Joe schwag I was going to score.

Beatlemanu
12-23-2004, 06:47 PM
I thought Boxing day was just an English thing...

Brando
12-23-2004, 06:48 PM
I thought Boxing day was just an English thing...
Canadian EH

Thig Lyfe
12-23-2004, 06:49 PM
25th.. Santa don't come till then! Yaaay!

ChiefsFire
12-23-2004, 09:51 PM
i thot santa came on the 25th right?


right??

CHIEF4EVER
12-24-2004, 02:14 AM
I thought Boxing day was just an English thing...

You should get rep solely based on your siggy. The chick is hot. :thumb:

Chiefs Pantalones
12-24-2004, 02:32 AM
Being that Christmas is on the 25th, we open ours on the 25th, moron.

SNR
12-24-2004, 10:03 AM
Apparently I'm the minority.

Did the Christmas story happen on Christmas Eve or the night of Christmas Day? I mean, I know it probably didn't happen on either night, but for official purposes, which day?

I assume it was on the 24th, because what's the point of having an Eve before a holiday that happened on an eve? The day should be the "eve" in this case, and the eve the day. And even if it was the eve of the 25th, then people should open their gifts at night on the 25th, not in the morning.

Eat that you stupid 25ers!

philfree
12-24-2004, 10:09 AM
Both. We exchange gifts on Christmas Eve and then when we go to bed Santa comes so we open more when we wake up on the 25th.

PhilFree :arrow:

stevieray
12-24-2004, 10:10 AM
Apparently I'm the minority.

Did the Christmas story happen on Christmas Eve or the night of Christmas Day? I mean, I know it probably didn't happen on either night, but for official purposes, which day?

I assume it was on the 24th, because what's the point of having an Eve before a holiday that happened on an eve? The day should be the "eve" in this case, and the eve the day. And even if it was the eve of the 25th, then people should open their gifts at night on the 25th, not in the morning.

Eat that you stupid 25ers!


"Today, a man sits in jail on Christmas...apparently a bystander smelled marijuana on a fellow shopper, and alerted store security."

"I overheard the man talking about cookies and milk, and knew somthing was wrong..."

SNR
12-24-2004, 10:12 AM
"Today, a man sits in jail on Christmas...apparently a bystander smelled marijuana on a fellow shopper, and alerted store security."

"I overheard the man talking about cookies and milk, and knew somthing was wrong..."Merry Christmas to you too, dickhead :p

stevieray
12-24-2004, 10:13 AM
Merry Christmas to you too, dickhead :p


:) :thumb:

Phobia
12-24-2004, 10:15 AM
Family tradition dictates that the gifts are opened on Christmas Eve and Stockings are opened on Christmas morning. Alas, I should probably post this on the "annoying shit your wife does" thread because for the the last 7 Christmases, we're lucky to open more than one gift on Christmas eve.... She's blasted a family tradition away - this tradition was in my family since my great-great-great grandfather was on the boat.

cdcox
12-24-2004, 10:18 AM
Apparently I'm the minority.

Did the Christmas story happen on Christmas Eve or the night of Christmas Day? I mean, I know it probably didn't happen on either night, but for official purposes, which day?

I assume it was on the 24th, because what's the point of having an Eve before a holiday that happened on an eve? The day should be the "eve" in this case, and the eve the day. And even if it was the eve of the 25th, then people should open their gifts at night on the 25th, not in the morning.

Eat that you stupid 25ers!

If you want to tie the opening of gifts to Christ's nativity, the beginning of the Jewish day was the evening, not midnight. So assuming you open yours after sunset, you are opening your gifts the same day (in a Jewish sense) as those who wait for the 25th.

SNR
12-24-2004, 10:21 AM
Family tradition dictates that the gifts are opened on Christmas Eve and Stockings are opened on Christmas morning. Alas, I should probably post this on the "annoying shit your wife does" thread because for the the last 7 Christmases, we're lucky to open more than one gift on Christmas eve.... She's blasted a family tradition away - this tradition was in my family since my great-great-great grandfather was on the boat.Finally! A man who knows what I'm talking about.

Rep

Braincase
12-24-2004, 10:36 AM
CHristmas Eve at my folks house. Christmas day or Boxing day if we're on the road for Christmas. This year, Santa comes Saturday night, so the kids'll have gifts from Santa Sunday morning.

whoman69
12-24-2004, 02:18 PM
Hey! My Mom's Birthday!
Does this mean he thinks your mother is a goddess?

Scanfan55
12-24-2004, 02:25 PM
Christmas Eve.
When I was little, I also opened Santa gifts on Christmas Day.
We do this xmas eve tradition - lobsters, steamers and shrimp.

2bikemike
12-24-2004, 02:25 PM
We typically do a few presents Christmas eve and the majority on Christmas morning.

This year we are doing all the gifts tonight.

Calcountry
12-24-2004, 02:58 PM
Both, it depends on whose house I am at. Of course, I open some on the 23rd as well. ;)