Christmas Eve is our family's get-together. We have loved having Jason's mom join us for the past few years. After our traditional meal (Jason makes an incredible beef tenderloin), we go to our church's Christmas Eve candlelight service. When we get back, we have cookies and hot chocolate and listen to the Christmas story before opening our gifts. This year, we actually had the kids reenact the Christmas story using our Fisher-Price nativity set. We really like opening gifts on Christmas Eve because then Santa doesn't get all the credit! We've made it clear that we give each other gifts to remember that God actually gave us the ultimate gift in the birth of his son, Jesus. We've tried for years not to get caught up in the commercialism of the season, and hopefully, our kids will remember the reason for the season as each year goes by.