posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 11:19 PM
My grandmother, born 1904, always said Christmas eve gift on Christmas Eve. For us, it was the first person to say Christmas Eve gift was to get a
present from the the person it was spoken to. Tho in my family no one gave gifts, it was always special, and a surprise, when my grandmother would
call and say it to me. I loved it. Seems she told me that people would got to neighbors and give a christmas eve gift. It was a very southern
tradition. She was from Texas but here grandparents were from Kentucky and Tennessee.
After my grandmother died in 1992, I revived this with my family. But we had a rule, we would give a minor gift and you could only be caugth once.
It still exists for us to this day. My son called me at 12:30 am this morning with 'Christmas Eve Gift'. He called his father who took a while to
figure it out. His sister called him and he answered the phone with Christmas Eve gift...much to her disappointment.
So glad my children are carrying on this old tradition even tho it is not in the traditional way
Here is a link
to many peoples various understanding
of this tradition.
Would love to here of others who have this tradition in their family
edit on 25-12-2015 by liveandlearn because: correction