Christmas Eve is a wonderful night for our family. We sometimes spend it with extended family, and sometimes just with our family, but we always have our “Christmas dinner” that night–turkey, ham, and the works. We love to celebrate the birth of the Savior that night through acting out the events recorded in the New Testament, singing Christmas carols, and watching The Nativity Story.
Then once our celebration of the Savior is through we put the younger kids to bed and let the older kids stay up and help us “play Santa” for the younger ones. We usually turn on a fun movie (projecting it up on our 2nd story wall in the living room) and pull out all the presents, stockings, wrapping paper, and candy. Here’s the view of all the goods from my second floor last year.