Friday, December 22, 2006

Mele Kalikimaka is the Thing to Say

Mike and I have been having a 'discussion' the past few evenings about whether or not we should have presents under the tree before Christmas Day. I say yes; he says no.

My reasons:

1. We don't have any kids that will see the presents under the tree before Christmas.
2. We have to pack them all up on Christmas Day to deliver them to the family.
3. I want to take a freakin' picture of the tree with all the presents underneath it.

His reasons:

1. Santa doesn't come until Christmas Day.
2. He's stubborn.

What do you, faithful readers, do? Do you put the presents under the tree as you wrap them (the way it should be done)? Or do you keep them sitting on top of the guest bed all wrapped up and occupying space until Christmas Day (like stubborn men like to do)?

Please leave your preference in the comments section.

This afternoon, my office closes until the new year. I'm not sure how often I will be posting while on vacation, as I plan to go to as many movies as possible next week. I also have a zillion errands to run (one of them is getting my license renewed, which means a long long line at the DMV).

And so, I wanted to wish everyone a great holiday. As the Hawaiians say, 'Mele Kalikimaka!' May you, your families, and all those near and dear to you be blessed with joy, love, and health in 2007.


Freckle Face Girl said...

Mele Kalikimaka to you too! Since we are going to my mom's I was lazy about the tree. Our presents were hidden under Lexi's crib (last time that will be ok). I like to put some under the tree & leave the "santa" gifts for Christmas eve.

Wendy said...

Our gifts go under the tree on Christmas eve. Of course 3/4 aren't wrapped until then.

Courtney Lynn said...

Ok - file this comment as FYI for next year! I wrap and put under the tree. I agree with you that it makes a beautiful picture and just sums up the look of the tree (though I do hate to cover up my Disney tree skirt)!
When we have children, I will follow in my parents footsteps and wrap and place gifts to relatives and friends...and leave the "Santa Gifts" hidden until the big unveiling!