In many European countries, the tradition is to open gifts after dinner on Christmas Eve. Some, however, still prefer to open their gifts on Christmas Day itself. Notice that I did not say on December 25. Certain Eastern European countries celebrate Christmas 13 days later than that.
In America, the tradition of when to open gifts seems to vary from family to family. Many families opt to open their presents at midnight on Christmas morning. Of course, the gifts that Santa brings will have to wait until morning.
The tradition in our family has been to open one present on Christmas Eve, sort of to whet the appetite. All other presents sit under the tree until morning.
What’s the tradition in your family? Leave us a comment and let us know.