Does/did your family take turns opening their holiday presents, or does everyone open theirs at the same time?
We try to teach our kids that a gift is about the one giving the gift, and an opportunity to focus on the giver. We open gifts one at a time so we can enjoy the reactions to the gift, and so we can thank the giver. (if they're not there in person, we try to call them).
You can afford an iphone? Priorities...
Well usually every Christmas we say that this year we will open them separately but for every single year for as long as I can remember, we have opened them all together. Mostly because the kids get to excited and slowly start opening them quietly. And then we all start to do that.
Both. I live alone. I rip right in. That's also everybody. Lol
I feel like Mississippi is always different lately
Actually both. My family takes turns. My in-laws do it all at once.
I'm John Wayne at the first thanksgiving pilgrims. Happy thanksgiving pilgrims.
My sister, dog (yes he opens his own presents), and I open ours at the same time and then when we are finished my mom and dad open theirs together.
We painted our living & dining rooms, so I guess we did our gift together
We always go one at a time because money is tight and there's not a lot of presents. One kid opens one present, then the next kid opens one present, cycle. It makes the gift unwrapping go much slower and makes it seem like we have more to give/receive.
Why the hell is it that Mississippi is always that one hipster state that has to stand out? It's a pattern on almost every poll in this app. I think they all got together, like at a convention or something, and agreed to be disagreeable. (Just kidding, btw!)
One at a time from youngest to oldest was how it always went in my family when I was a kid. I liked everybody ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over the things others got.
All together, riiiight now, 'round the tree!
We pass them all out and then everyone digs in. Of course, I'm wielding the camera so I mostly watch and then open mine last.
It can't be with the number of votes cast. It would take a lot of people having done that. I think it's more likely that a group of family or maybe a whole college class signed up. This app is prone to self selection bias.
I hope everybody had as wonderful day as I did. God bless you all.
We have friends over in their kids are like grandchildren. Our adopted family. I explained to the little boy we take turns youngest to oldest. His little sister went first then the next oldest. He asked how old my daughter was. Because he didn't know who was next she's 33 he's 5. He figured it
After all the hours of WORK it takes to put all of this together, there's not much to enjoy if everybody opens everything at once. More than one person opening at the same time, yes, but, gosh-!I want a chance to enjoy a least a few seconds for all the time and care I put into this!
I don't think there's necessarily anything fishy about it is all - perhaps one group of friends downloaded the app together? Tony should be able to tease out the reasons for it. We already know the polls are highly skewed by self-selection; I don't see the reason for the hate on the state.
I think someone has multiple devices, and decided to set their state to Mississippi. That's why it keeps being contrary.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! ????????????????????????❤????
One person opened all theirs, beginning with the parents. I usually opened mine so that what I suspected to be the main attraction was opened last. I often wished for educational toys such as a chem lab.
HELLO TO COLSTARRY!!! Why MS be "worry" you? We speak with the good like you.
In my family we always took turns, but in my husband's they open them all at once. We spend Christmas afternoon/evening at my in-laws' so all at once it is.
This year my husband and I didn't get each other gifts & we just have one child, so this morning it was kind of neither.
4 kids here and we all open a present at the same time. It takes the pressure off of being "watched". Lol
We open one gift each at the same time. Then we all open our second gifts at the same time, etc.
Im mot gonna lie and say i made it, Its an app that has them pre-made
The youngest person there is responsible for passing out the presents to be opened, one at a time. Now that we are all grown, it doesn't take too long.
I don't open them in a rush, but we don't take turns either. I didn't even realize everyone did that!
Mississippi has also been the fattest state in the union for the last 6 years in a row. Correlation?
As a kid it really sucked opening them all, then having the excitment drained out of me after that. Its fun to open each present and check it out a bit(even if I dont like it) and put it back, then get the next. Its also a good feeling when you get someone a present and you get to see them open it.
Anyone else notice Mississippi has been the odd one out lately.
We have five kids and don't take turns. The chaos is so much fun. The room is filled with shouts of joy, laughter, and "look what I got!" I love it. ????
@Kelly - There seems to be a trend recently where Mississippi bucks the national trend in every single poll. I think this comment may be referring to the unusual trend and not necessarily to this post in particular.
We start off with the kids opening their presents all at once. They get a lot of gifts. Then the adults take turns. We draw names & set a money limit. So each adult usually only gets 1 or 2 gifts.
We always pass them out & then everyone opens at once.
With twenty-one people in the house this year, and most of them 10 and under, waiting is nonexistent after we begin.
All 3 of my families are too big of a family to wait around.
We do it at the same time but for our "open last/big present" we watch one at a time.
We start off taking turns, but get backed up & the kids get restless.
Lazel....so were I! Do you know who I am?
HELLO TO MISSISSIPPIANS!!!! Almost every poll why MS must be an "oppose" voters worst than all standard states????
Me too. Especially if I don't like it :-(
From the same person?
I usually watch my family free-for-all, then open mine later.
We open the stuff from out of town first, together, then make the Merry Christmas thanks for the stuff calls. Then we take turns opening gifts from each other. It takes a while. Then I play with my new toys and usually, take a nap.
My husbands family does one at a time. It takes at least an hour or two. I'd rather everyone just go for it.
I opened my two rolexes on my turn. No joke.
One at a time my parents like to take pictures and record video
How long did it take to make that