We were up at the crack of dawn — the boys were probably up much earlier — and watched while the boys excitedly tore into the gifts from Santa. Everyone else began arriving around Noon for our traditional Christmas smorgasbord and gift exchange. Nobody went hungry and I think everyone had a good time. Late afternoon, early evening, the boys and I went to Grandma’s house for more family gathering and gift-giving. It was well past their bed-times by the time we got back. A long, tiring, enjoyable day.