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Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? #4602375
12/13/17 09:36 AM
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When I was working my full time job before I retired, I often worked on Christmas Day. So while we prefer to celebrate on Christmas Day we often did so on Christmas Eve if I had to work.

How about you?


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602380
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I celebrate it for all 12 days wink


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602382
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Go to the Grandparents' on Christmas eve then celebrate the holiday Christmas day with family.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602383
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Man do you work for PUGH?

When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's I recall we all opened one smaller gift or stocking stuffer on Christmas eve and then made the giant wrapping paper mountain of trash on Christmas day. The Christmas celebration started after Thanksgiving and went through New Year's Day.

Were you working in the Pulpit? smile


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602384
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Both. On Christmas eve my wife, daughter and I will go to my mother's house with my sister. Christmas day we're going to my wife's parents house with all of my wife's siblings.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602402
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We rotate families. It is my year this year so my father's side Christmas eve and mother's day. On my wife's year it is the same but with their family in Buffalo.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4602416
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Man do you work for PUGH?

When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's I recall we all opened one smaller gift or stocking stuffer on Christmas eve and then made the giant wrapping paper mountain of trash on Christmas day. The Christmas celebration started after Thanksgiving and went through New Year's Day.

Were you working in the Pulpit? smile


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602423
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Both...in-laws for Christmas Eve dinner and that side of the family, go home with the kids and they open MOST of their gifts. Christmas morning they each get one gift from "Santa" even though they're in college, then go to my wife's sister's house from brunch, early dinner at my parents' house (no gifts there except the "kids"...we're all adults and quit doing gifts years ago).

Debating on whether to take the dogs or leave them at home for these events.

Truth be known, I'd be just as happy to stay home and vegetate.

I'm on-call Christmas Day this year, so if we get a death call I may have to go to the office. Thankfully we have younger folks making the first calls and removals, but if there are arrangements I'll have to go in.

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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602429
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Fortunately, all of my wife's and my family live within a 50 mile radius. We'll be going to several different get-togethers from the 23rd until whenever.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602475
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Both, my family for the Eve, my wife's for the Day.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602499
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Both - but it really seems to last about a week.

Close family, big family, in-laws, friends ... it all adds up!

I don't mind it one bit. Tiring? Yeah - a bit. But joyous.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602513
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In Finland where i'm from generally the kids open their presents on the evening of the 24th, usually both the 24th and 25th are celebrated together with the whole family.

Here in Spain the "festive season" lastslonger since Spain also celebrates "Reyes Magos" ( Three Kings or Three Wise Men ) on January 6, after January 6 basically the festivities are over.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602518
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Man do you work for PUGH?

When I was a kid in the 50's and 60's I recall we all opened one smaller gift or stocking stuffer on Christmas eve and then made the giant wrapping paper mountain of trash on Christmas day. The Christmas celebration started after Thanksgiving and went through New Year's Day.

Were you working in the Pulpit? smile


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I didn't want a truthful answer - just Joking.

L.E. has its Pulpit, doesn't it? But many prps just keep following the same wrong crowd wrong path.


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602564
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Since Mom had a Christmas ornament business and Pop had a 1/4 interest in the family farm which had converted from prunes/pears to Christmas trees, we "celebrated" every day it seems. That is Christmas was mostly work and rushing around ...

The actual family part was small on X-Mas eve and again on the morning ...


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Re: Do you celebrate Christmas on the day or eve? [Re: ZZman] #4602586
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Both......Christmas Eve with the wife's side of the family (The whole "7 fishes" thing) and Christmas Day with my side of the family.....
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