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Show Of Hands December 25th, 2012 12:00am

Does/did your family take turns opening their holiday presents, or does everyone open theirs at the same time?

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Rio76 Wild West
12/27/12 3:49 pm

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).

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satiricalnick meh
12/26/12 4:30 pm

You can afford an iphone? Priorities...

babycakeslove Minnesota
12/26/12 10:53 am

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.

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peacenskis Alaska
12/26/12 10:29 am

Both. I live alone. I rip right in. That's also everybody. Lol

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bman4jets
12/26/12 9:33 am

I feel like Mississippi is always different lately

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cpaswr 864511320
12/26/12 9:27 am

Actually both. My family takes turns. My in-laws do it all at once.

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sal10851 Eastern Tennessee
12/26/12 8:04 am

I'm John Wayne at the first thanksgiving pilgrims. Happy thanksgiving pilgrims.

Sam95 Nebraska
12/26/12 7:30 am

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.

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gtgconfused
12/26/12 7:01 am

We painted our living & dining rooms, so I guess we did our gift together

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saraiwishes
12/26/12 2:59 am

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.

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brownskins786 Virginia
12/26/12 1:41 am

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!)

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AnnieM The Island
12/26/12 12:58 am

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.

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satiricalnick meh
12/26/12 12:25 am

All together, riiiight now, 'round the tree!

Dododadadadoooooodo

KatG Liberal in Ohio
12/25/12 10:42 pm

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.

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kellyw The Mississippi Delta
12/25/12 9:59 pm

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.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/25/12 9:32 pm

I hope everybody had as wonderful day as I did. God bless you all.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/25/12 9:31 pm

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

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madeit Houston Area
12/25/12 9:21 pm

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!

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kellyw The Mississippi Delta
12/25/12 9:04 pm

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.

poliscigi Brooklyn
12/25/12 8:21 pm

I think someone has multiple devices, and decided to set their state to Mississippi. That's why it keeps being contrary.

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BAL North Carolina
12/25/12 8:14 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS! ????????????????????????❤????

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praetorianus65
12/25/12 7:56 pm

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.

HolyBabble Mississippi
12/25/12 7:18 pm

HELLO TO COLSTARRY!!! Why MS be "worry" you? We speak with the good like you.

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AnnieM The Island
12/25/12 5:59 pm

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.

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parker4girls
12/25/12 5:06 pm

4 kids here and we all open a present at the same time. It takes the pressure off of being "watched". Lol

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sydwel
12/25/12 4:37 pm

We open one gift each at the same time. Then we all open our second gifts at the same time, etc.

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eliseml14
12/25/12 4:34 pm

Im mot gonna lie and say i made it, Its an app that has them pre-made

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arborfamilia on top of the hill
12/25/12 4:32 pm

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.

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
12/25/12 4:31 pm

I don't open them in a rush, but we don't take turns either. I didn't even realize everyone did that!

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arborfamilia on top of the hill
12/25/12 4:30 pm

Mississippi has also been the fattest state in the union for the last 6 years in a row. Correlation?

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hippiedude fields of green
12/25/12 4:17 pm

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.

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jam8807 Havelock, NC
12/25/12 3:54 pm

Anyone else notice Mississippi has been the odd one out lately.

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JanuaryLove
12/25/12 3:36 pm

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. ????

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JanuaryLove
12/25/12 3:33 pm

@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.

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jmw7477 Indiana
12/25/12 3:24 pm

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.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/25/12 3:05 pm

We always pass them out & then everyone opens at once.

erapenguin In the swamp
12/25/12 1:51 pm

With twenty-one people in the house this year, and most of them 10 and under, waiting is nonexistent after we begin.

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Loadmaster Sacto
12/25/12 1:13 pm

All 3 of my families are too big of a family to wait around.

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aznhottchik Eastern Washington
12/25/12 1:00 pm

We do it at the same time but for our "open last/big present" we watch one at a time.

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bbelle
12/25/12 1:00 pm

We start off taking turns, but get backed up & the kids get restless.

Comet? Tennessee
12/25/12 12:17 pm

Lazel....so were I! Do you know who I am?

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Comet? Tennessee
12/25/12 12:15 pm

HELLO TO MISSISSIPPIANS!!!! Almost every poll why MS must be an "oppose" voters worst than all standard states????

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EarlyBird Portland
12/25/12 11:56 am

Me too. Especially if I don't like it :-(

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EarlyBird Portland
12/25/12 11:53 am

From the same person?

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
12/25/12 11:41 am

I usually watch my family free-for-all, then open mine later.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/25/12 11:36 am

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.

mama3
12/25/12 11:16 am

My husbands family does one at a time. It takes at least an hour or two. I'd rather everyone just go for it.

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Lordofguitar
12/25/12 11:13 am

I opened my two rolexes on my turn. No joke.

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lazel fandom rehab
12/25/12 11:10 am

One at a time my parents like to take pictures and record video

lazel fandom rehab
12/25/12 11:08 am

How long did it take to make that

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