By Margaret Ensor, Davenport, Washington
I remember that we had a separate huge living room with a wide sliding door. We would go to the Church Children's Christmas Eve program at about 7 PM. When we got home from that. (we all of course had "pieces" to say and costumes to wear), Santa had brought our gifts which were all under the Christmas tree in the living room. My parents would open the sliding door and we were so excited that Santa had come while we were at church. We never had any gifts that we opened in the morning. Even when we were older and there was no longer any Santa, we exchanged gifts when we came home from the Christmas eve program. My mother usually invited guests (extended family members or close friends) for dinner on Christmas Day.