In my childhood there were no presents placed under the Christmas tree until Santa brought the presents on Christmas Eve. We didn't have a particular present from Santa he just delivered them all but we knew they were from family and friends, you could say Santa was the courier driver. On Christmas morning we had a stocking filled with small gifts and we used to go downstairs and into the lounge to find the presents that Santa had brought and we would open them before eating breakfast.
My husband on the other hand has very different Christmas tradition, presents are placed under the tree as and when they arrive from family and friends. Hubbie used to have a stocking but the presents contained within came from Santa himself. On Christmas morning when it came to opening presents hubbies dad would hand out presents one at a time and everyone would watch as you opened your gift, this is something I know I wouldn't like, having to wait ages to open my presents, there have been times when even at 5pm at night Phil's family are still opening presents!
So this is where the dilemma lies, what do we tell Ruby and Lottie? How do you do Christmas and keep the magic alive? I would be so grateful of any advice you can offer, thank you.