Sunday, December 10, 2006


1. If you receive a present before Christmas, do you open it then or put it under the tree and wait until the Official Present Opening Time?

2. Have you ever snuck in and opened a present early, then tried to reseal it and pretend you hadn't done that.

3. If you DID open it early, did it ruin Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/Winter Solstice/Festivus for you?


Blogchik said...

1. If I open it early in front of the gift-giver, it doesn't go under the tree. It goes somewhere in my room.

2. No.

3. No.

Jeff Meyerson said...

We don't get Christmas presents. When we were kids we did get Hanukkah presents, one each day for 8 days, which was cool. And no, we did not open them before we got them. By the time we would have thought about that we were probably too old to get 8 presents any more.

There is no #3.

Jenni said...

1. We received from Miriam in the mail a few weeks ago, and we opened them right away and didn't put them under the tree. 2. I love the surprise so I never snoop!

Go Bearcats! We're going to the National Championship game in Florence, Alabama - to be televised Saturday, Dec 16 at 11:00am Central on ESPN2!

Mad Scientist said...

I will open the shipping box. IF the gift is wrapped it goes under the tree. If it is not wrapped then nothing I can do about it. I have never sneaked at a present, my sister would always tell me what all my gifts were ahead of time.

MrFisher said...

On occasion, when I'm feelin' frisky (which you all know is rare), I will open it then in front of the giver. But I normally like to put it under the tree and wait. I mean that's what trees are for, right?

No, but I have shaken the ever lovin' crap out of a few.

No, but now that I think about everything I do seems to ruin Kwanza for me.

neophyte said...

When I was very little (pre-school) my sister teased me and teased me about the gift she had bought me. I couldn't stand it. I took it to my hiding place and ripped off the paper. It was a book!! I was thrilled and sat and read every word... until my sister came and caught me. Suffice it to say that I was never, ever tempted to peek at a gift ever again.

Tramp said...

If you give me a present, it's open the second you are out of sight!

Points for honesty, right?

KDF said...

1) Depends on who it's from. Immediate family = wait. Everyone else = RIGHT NOW.

2) Yes. I think I was about 10. And was terrified that I'd get caught and punished severely.

3) Well, it didn't ruin it, but did cast a pall over the Festivustivities. I learned my lesson.

P.S. Part of my word verification thingy says "bong."


El said...

I wait til the FIRST night of Hanukkah unless I have permission.

I'm a good girl. :)

Anonymous said...

2. No
3. No longer applicable