for 19 years under my parents roof
All the family came over about 5 pm xmas eve for supper and drinks
and we (my sister and I ) each got to open one gift from the uncles or aunts.
Then the race to stay up until.. Santa.. Nahhhh
Where we would troop out , the twin great uncles, grandma and my parents and sister
We stayed awake in church..
Home for unwrapping one more gift from the aunts uncles.
Then and only after we were called down..
Presents galore and breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, juice coffee..
Then dress up for trip to grandma's house for a christmas lunch and dinner with the cousins, presents galore, more cookies, candies,
then home at ninish and massive play time.
Gosh I would do anything to relive one of those with all those folks still alive, just one.
Id do anything to smell one of Uncle Fats cigar, a cup of grandmas perculated coffee, talking baseball with my cousin Diane, but they are all gone