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Scottyflamingo
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Since: 23.6.10
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Mine were always wrapped, but I was talking to a friend who always just had her Santa stuff under the tree. I'm sure it would blow you away as a kid, but kinda seems like shooting your wad too fast.
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Since: 22.2.04
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.34
Unwrapped and we always had them on Christmas Eve after dinner.



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Unwrapped? That would ruin the element of surprise!
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by PaulKTF
    Unwrapped? That would ruin the element of surprise!
Yeah, unwrapped seems totally goofy to me.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
Never before this thread had I heard of such a thing.

That's...just...wrong.
Tenken347
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Since: 27.2.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
Presents from family were always wrapped and under the tree ahead of time, but stuff from Santa would just show up unwrapped Christmas morning. Maybe that's what your friend meant?
samoflange
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Since: 22.2.04
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.34
To answer for my family's apparently weird habits, we are Jews.



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On Christmas morning, there would always be one unwrapped thing - that's what Santa brought - everything else was from the Fam - but, like, a Bike one year, I got a baseball bat another and stuff like that. The big thing, and from Santa.

All other things wrapped. Like, I remember when I was about 7 or 8, I got one of those garages for little cars - Matchbox in those pre-hot wheels days, I suspect. It was pretty big and Santa brought that.

and that's all we could play with until the parents got up. - that and stockings



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Since: 11.5.03
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
Always always always definitely WRAPPED !!!!!



(unless it's too big and would be a pain in the ass to wrap)





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Since: 10.12.01
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
When I was a kid, presents from friends and family were wrapped, and presents from Santa were unwrapped.

Now, much the same, but there is an occasional wrapped present from Santa under the tree, if Santa decided to get you an actual present as opposed to just chocolates and lotto tickets. (Not that I don't love chocolates and lotto tickets.)
djp
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.67
For the kids, we'll wrap everything that doesn't require a lot of setup, such as tie-downs and batteries. It seems like a lot of newer toys come with these twist-ties that are numerous and wrapped quite a few times between the toy and the box. Our kids are small enough that there's no way they could get the toy detached from the packaging on their own. Doing it for them wasn't a good answer either since kids on Christmas morning with new toys can be ... impatient.

So now we take things such as this, unpackage them, assemble them and install the batteries (if required) before putting them under the tree unwrapped. This makes things much more smooth and enjoyable.

All the simpler stuff gets wrapped.
StaggerLee
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Since: 3.10.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
We had unwrapped presents ONE year, when I was in second grade I think it was. It sucked. I prefer the wrapped ones!
Scottyflamingo
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Since: 23.6.10
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
Next question: How did your family handle stockings?

Mine started out with just candy in stockings, but eventually morphed into small things like Pez Dispensers. I've occassionally even gotten small wrapped presents.
Kevintripod
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    Next question: How did your family handle stockings?

    Mine started out with just candy in stockings, but eventually morphed into small things like Pez Dispensers. I've occassionally even gotten small wrapped presents.



Mine was always candy and only candy.

I continue the tradition with my son. My daughter on the other hand occasionally gets some form of make-up or perfume added in her stocking with the candy.





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dunkndollaz
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Since: 3.1.02
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.50
Wrapped - no matter how badly



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Since: 27.6.02

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.34
34 years and I still haven't learned how to wrap properly. Everything gets wrapped, even stocking stuffers, which in our house includes pretty much anything that will fit in a stocking.

This year's stocking stuffers include: A pico journal, some lotion, rotary cutter blades, and a sewing machine foot. I get around my wife's gift total limit this way, because stocking stuffers don't count toward it. :)

Of course I also signed up for an Amazon CC because that would negate the price of some other presents, then canceled the card once I physically had it.



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