I don't remember us ever having a tree at our house. Sad huh? But we'd take off for our trip to my grand parents over school vacation, so that's the tree I remember mostly. It had bubble lights. Oh, how I loved those bubble lights!!!
Grandma would make huge breakfasts starting out with oatmeal and going into ham slices, eggs, and home made biscuits with homemade jam.
I think we just dug into the presents. There were 7 of us opening presents at the same time. All us kids would sit around the radio and listen to what ever program was on. No tv in those days. We were so deprived, we had to make up our own fun! Lots of games and interaction with cousins. Those were the best times!!
For our family, on Christmas Eve for many years, our oldest daughter would play the piano for Christmas Carols since she was taking lessons. The two girls would be able to open one gift. We printed legal music off the computer and made 1" binders so all could have the music. This year she took her portable key board up to dh folks and we sang songs after dessert on Christmas Day. So much fun and a lot of laughing with family. Hope to do that again. I think singing songs has become a tradition for us.
Since the oldest daughter has 4 girls, they open one present at a time. I like that. Yes, you can see what their expressions are. Must better than ripping into the presents. They make the round and start over. hehe
Everyone have a super weekend!!