It started xmas eve for us. my parents would take us downtown. santa would drive the main area ina firetruck throwing lollies into the crowd, then we would look at lights, then home to bed.
Xmas morning...we could look at what santa brought us. then everyone would be woken up to sit together in the lounge.
dad would always sit beside the tree and hand out presents 1at a time.
after presents we would all eat eggs and bacon . dad only eats breakfast twice a year (xmas and easter) and he worked away a lot but was always home for xmas. i loved sitting beside him eating my breakfast!
We always have a huge hot lunch (roast pork chicken turkey) ham, veggies and all sauces and trimmings plus there was always nuts fruit and lollies on the table...then there was xmas cake and pudding.
Dinner was always left overs and salads .
it was usually just a family affair.
we do similar for our boys except santa just sits on a stage now and fire/ses hand out a bag of lollies per child. but there's free entertainment music rides games etc there now.