When I was a kid, we always opened our presents on Christmas Eve. I could never figure out why when all our friends opened theirs on Christmas Day. Now that our parents are gone, I can divulge the reason why. We always had a big Christmas Eve party and the hot toddy flowed freely. The last thing our parents wanted to do was get up early Christmas Day with a hangover. I tell you this not because it made me mad when I figured it out…on the contrary, we loved opening our present early!