On Christmas Eve my family gathers at my grandmother Thompson’s house. All of my cousins, aunts and uncles, and great grandparents open gifts and have a meal. We eat party snacks and punch. Everyone shares their gifts to let us know what they got. We all have a good time. Afterward I go home and look for Santa Claus. It is usually late so I go to bed.
On Christmas day my sisters and I wake up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa has left us under the tree. We play with our gifts for a couple of hours, then it’s time to go next door to my Mimi’s house. Gifts are exchanged and we have holiday cheer. After I leave my Mimi’s we go to my grandma’s house for a late breakfast and to exchange our gifts. By this time I’ve gotten so many gifts I don’t know which one to enjoy first. We go to my great grandma’s for a big holiday meal with turkey and all the trimmings. After I stuff my face we finally go home and start enjoying our presents. As you can see my holiday is a very busy tradition.