i don't have any poignant christmas eve memories to share. each year we pretty much did the same thing, which was wait and wait and wait for bedtime, when we could open one present each (though i am sure my parents waited and waited and waited because they wanted us to go to bed!) it was always so hard to go to sleep on christmas eve, wondering if santa would get you what you *really* wanted. we also kept all our christmas lights on all night, which made for a beautiful living room with only the tree lit up. *sigh*

well, the tree is lit up here, and a few presents are under the tree, but i don't think we'll be opening any tonight. we still have to put the stockings up, i just hope they don't fall down when santa puts presents in them!!

peaceful christmas eve thoughts to all of you out there reading. good night!