If you exchange gifts for Christmas. Do you do it Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? My family always did it Christmas Eve. My Dad loved to go to Midnight Mass, so we opened gifts about 8pm when my Dad got home from work. My Grandma would take us in the bedroom and say that Santa was coming. Then my Dad would come in and act like Santa and they would put the presents out with 3 unwrapped ones from Santa. Then we had to get dresses in our new clothes and go to church. It made it much easier to sleep on Christmas Eve and my parents got to sleep in on Christmas morning. With our children we always celebrate on Christmas morning with a traditional breakfast from my DW's side. Then we open gifts and the house is trashed for 2 hours till I get all the trash out to the garage. Then it's time to take the tree down and eat dinner. Then it's off to bed and another Christmas thankfully over and done with.