December 24. Tradition.
Growing up we always celebrated Christmas in this way: Christmas Eve we would do a big dinner at my grandparent’s house, play games, followed by opening gifts from the grandparents. Christmas Day we’d spend at home, starting the morning off by seeing what Santa brought us in our stockings, breakfast, and opening gifts. Then we’d play more games as we got a lot of games as gifts.
Now that everyone’s adult we don’t necessarily do it like that anymore, haven’t for a long time. But I tried to keep the tradition feeling real by having a big Christmas Eve dinner and games.