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2010/358: Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas, to all the lucky ones  – like us! –  who get to celebrate Christmas this evening!
We’re sticking with tradition and heading out to dinner (at The Olive Garden), and when we get back, we will find Santa’s presents (or lumps of coal) under the tree.

11 responses

  1. Becky Sue

    I love traditions and my kids would love yours but I’m a stickler for Christmas morning. Merry Christmas!


    p.s. I can’t find my star filter. 😦

    24. December, 2010 at 05:47

  2. plainmama

    Great shot! I hope you have a wonderful celebration tonight. Merry Christmas my friend 🙂

    We split ours, family gifts tonight and Santa’s in the morning.

    24. December, 2010 at 07:55

  3. Wow, Santa comes early to your house – to be able to open your gifts after dinner! My kids always had to be asleep before Santa would come. Have a wonderful Christmas!

    24. December, 2010 at 07:58

  4. Thank you!
    I grew up in Germany, where Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve 🙂
    I remember when I was a kid, we’d get all dressed up for dinner (dining table was moved into another room, because we had the Christmas tree in the dining/living room, and it was always a surprise for us kids, because we’d be “banned” from that room all day on Christmas Eve while my parents decorated the tree). Not sure when my parents would actually put the presents under the tree, but after dinner, they would go and check if the Christkindl had been there yet (and light the candles and sparklers on the tree) and then call us kids into the room.
    I usually pretend that I forgot something and will run back into the house to put Santa’s presents under the tree as fast as I can, while Greg and the kids wait in the car 🙂

    24. December, 2010 at 08:09

  5. Merry Christmas Eve, Michaela!!!

    Ooooh! Ooooh! Is that one for me?? 😉

    I hope you get all that you wish for! This year, the first in many, many years, we WON’T be travelling for Christmas – yay! We are so excited!!! I think we will wait until tomorrow morning for presents but you never know…. 🙂

    24. December, 2010 at 08:38

  6. Yes, that is how Christmas is celebrated in Denmark. Merry Christmas.

    24. December, 2010 at 10:01

  7. doreen3boys

    Merry Christmas! Your kids sure are lucky to open presents tonite. So was last pm like your Christmas eve with the kids bouncing off the walls?

    24. December, 2010 at 12:36

    • LOL they’ve been bouncing off the walls for a while now!

      24. December, 2010 at 12:46

  8. Then…Merry Christmas to you and your family, Michaela. I do not think back in Germany a trip to the Olive Garden was included. Isn’t the USA grand?

    24. December, 2010 at 15:03

    • Nope, no Olive Garden back home. My parents used to always cook Christmas dinner.
      Now, we cook our Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. Except this year, because we’re heading to Greg’s brother’s house.

      24. December, 2010 at 15:07

  9. dalia

    great traditions!!

    25. December, 2010 at 07:26

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