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What time do you expect to get to bed on Xmas Eve

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startingallover Thu 24-Dec-15 03:26:17

So I've finished wrapping and it's now 3.30
Hoping this burn out will make tomorrow night easier. It always takes me ages to put everything out though. I reckon I will still end up going to bed about 1.30. What time do you usually get everything done by?

TroubleinDaFamily Thu 24-Dec-15 03:33:12

We only have a 14 year old for "Santa", so relatively early.

I am one of 4, my mother said the worst part of Christmas used to be falling into bed at 2.00 or 3.00 in the morning having wrapped, prepped etc and being woken two to three hours later, and having to pretend you had never seen the stuff in your life. fgrin

Paperblank Thu 24-Dec-15 03:59:33

I'm hoping 11.00pm but only so I get to spend a couple of hours with DH as he is working till 9.00 tonight.

I'm hoping that a really long day today will mean I sleep tonight (she says with her fingers crossed).

Everything is done bar the preparation for dinner tomorrow so hopefully I won't freak out and have a paddy over the fact I do not have any sprouts (which, if I am honest, would not be the end of the world)

YakTriangle Thu 24-Dec-15 04:04:17

About 11 ish? I don't understand why anyone would want to be up in the early hours wrapping things on Xmas eve, I wrap things as I buy them to avoid having to do such a thing.

puthyjip43 Thu 24-Dec-15 05:03:12

Umm normal time? Why would you be up later than normal in Xmas eve? I'm planning about 8pm!!

CheerfulYank Thu 24-Dec-15 05:05:19

Probably 2-ish. I always wrap mine Christmas Eve with Little Women in the DVD player and a bottle of wine. I love it.

purplefizz26 Thu 24-Dec-15 05:28:17

Why do people wrap everything at that time on christmas eve eve/eve?? shock

I wrap as I buy, so everything is wrapped and in bags hidden away in various places. Even if I didn't wrap as I buy, it would be done at least the week before so I can relax and enjoy the days before Christmas.

Tomorrow as soon as DD is in bed (7pm) we will get everything out, stick it all under the tree and relax with a film and a glass of wine grin

Fairylea Thu 24-Dec-15 05:45:19

Can't think of anything worse than wrapping on Christmas Eve !! I've done mine as I go so I don't have a lot to do today, plan to be in bed about half 11 at the latest smile

winchester1 Thu 24-Dec-15 06:07:20

Prop 2300 ish layer than normal as we have a family dinner and Santa at sil starting at 4pm and then have to prep veg and pots for a roast for 13 tommorow. Cant do it in the morning as I would a normal dinner as we have presents to unwrap and play with of course.

chrome100 Thu 24-Dec-15 06:24:07

I'm off to the pub with friends so pretty late I think.

GreenRug Thu 24-Dec-15 06:28:12

21.30! Wrapping done, so not much to keep me up and the thought of a 4am start with the baby being my main concern! We do need to watch Luther though so Idris may just be able to convince me to stay up!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 24-Dec-15 06:28:28

I might stay up late and go to bed at 10 ish! Normally go at 7 with the non sleeping 5 month old but as its a special occasion I might stay up with a baileys!
I'm pretty disorganised but have done all the wrapping over the past 3 days. 2 year old and a 5 month old so no massive piles.

CheerfulYank Thu 24-Dec-15 06:35:31

I don't know, I just like it! smile My kids only get four apiece though.

jellyjiggles Thu 24-Dec-15 06:39:50

As early as we can get away with! Everything is wrapped and ready except one item that has to be put together.

I like my bed to much to avoid it.

Pengweng Thu 24-Dec-15 06:43:15

Hopefully after Master Chef final lol
3 year old DTs will be up at 6am and since one is sick no doubt I will be up a few times anyway.

Though we do have to bring dressing up cupboard in from shed and fix to the wall (straps already in place) and set that up with all the dressing up clothes, this also involves moving the tree and all the presents that are currently under it. Plus putting all the Santa stuff out and doing stockings. So realistically probably about 11pm.

WipsGlitter Thu 24-Dec-15 06:57:58

Hopefully just a wee bit later than normal. Finishing wrapping this afternoon. Stocking stuff will be in bags ready to go into stockings.

GladysTheGolem Thu 24-Dec-15 07:01:09

Have a few last minute things to wrap.
DH home at 7, kids will all be asleep by 7.30, so enough time to watch Home Alone 2 & Love Actually (for the first time)

LaurieFairyCake Thu 24-Dec-15 07:12:28

Going to the midnight service so probably about 2am.

SwearyGodmother Thu 24-Dec-15 07:20:28

Just the two of us this year, so shortly after we get home from midnight mass. Last year we were with the DNs so were up until about 3am building sodding lego and then were woken up by them at 5.30! We get a lie in this year which I am beyond excited about fgrin

WitchSharkadder Thu 24-Dec-15 07:45:44

Probably ridiculously late. 13 year old DS doesn't do 7pm bedtimes these days and still believes in FC (SN). Then there's the non-sleeping toddler who has a rubbish cough/cold so has been sleeping even less.

Washediris Thu 24-Dec-15 08:06:25

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CremeBrulee Thu 24-Dec-15 08:11:51

This year all my wrapping is done (except DHs bits that I'll do with the DC today) so no wrapping late into the night like previous years!

DD is 13 now so less opportunity to wrap in the evening - she is angling to stay up till midnight. Not sure I will make it that far!

Cornelialovett Thu 24-Dec-15 08:12:50

We are wrapped but it could well be 2/3 am. My dc refused to go to sleep last year and every time we though we could go in and remove sticking to fill they'd stir. So despite mega organisation the over excited non sleeping kids mean we will be late.
Lucky you if yours will go down at same time!

RJnomore1 Thu 24-Dec-15 08:14:16

We are going to see Star Wars at 8.30. I'm hoping my 11 year old will be exhausted after that. I'm planning to sit watch a bit of TV and drink baileys and hopefully bed about 12.30 then she's been told not to wake me before 7.

I'd better check there are batteries in her clock.

BrandNewAndImproved Thu 24-Dec-15 08:16:16

I usually stay up late Xmas eve as well, I did it yesterday and the day before.

I have one present in the car that was forgotten about, one extra present for ds and any I twitch on today.

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