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05/12/2012 at 11:37
We have never done stockings before no idea why but anyway we are this year as L is older. Where do you put them though on Xmas eve? On the fireplace or at the end of the bed? I was thinking we could have them upstairs so I could sneakily run down and switch the tree lights on etc? What do you do?
05/12/2012 at 11:38
I asked this a while back, also do youhang them as decoration or just get them out on Christmas Eve.
I'm planning on hanging on L's bedroom door Christmas Eve as when I was a kid we used to open them in our bed.
05/12/2012 at 11:41
we have babys 1st xmas stockings for each of them, these are for decoration only and hang somewhere (don't have a fireplace) they put socks on the end of their beds that I fill, the get orange/apple/fruit shoot/small choc item/small gift. they open these while I am dragging myself out of bed after 2 hours sleep
05/12/2012 at 11:43
When I was younger, ours were always left outside our bedroom door. When we woke in the morning, we'd pop our heads round the door and if our stocking was there we knew Father Christmas had been! We then opened them in mum and dads bed and dad would watch us open them and then pop downstairs to turn all the lights on.
We leave them at the end of the bed and then when we wake up in the morning, they are there magically full of gifts. Kids open them in bed and will hopefully keep them occupied for a few minutes so we won't have to go downstairs at 5am
05/12/2012 at 12:30
I'll be hanging M's on her bedroom door. We don't have a fireplace.
05/12/2012 at 12:37
We have them hanging empty on the fireplace with the rest of the decorations and then fill them up when they go to bed on Christmas Eve.
05/12/2012 at 12:48
Ours are hung on the fireplace for decoration in the run up to christmas eve. In christmas eve they are put at the end of the bed, and opened in the morning in our bed. This is the first year M will understand (she's 2) so hoping she comes into our room and doesn't just stay in her bed and open it!!
05/12/2012 at 12:55
Great, ours are currently in the Xmas eve hamper and I think then we will hang them on the doors and then L can look and see that he's been and open them upstairs whilst I run down and put the tree lights on
05/12/2012 at 12:56
We have always done stockings. Ours come out on Christmas eve. I need new ones this year as Es is bigger than Js and I'm sure he'll notice this year. Since I'm getting new ones I'm going to put them in our Christmas eve hamper. Previous years they have gone on the bottom of Es bed and outside of Js door because he didn't want Santa going in his room. This year I'm going to get them to hang them on their doors as I have a feeling E will lie awake waiting for it to be filled. I have stockings up on the fireplace but just for decoration.
05/12/2012 at 18:53
We used to hook ours on the end of our bed, then mum would creep in when we were asleep, take them, fill them up and then replace them at the end of our bed, all full.
05/12/2012 at 19:48
Ours go by the fireplace, over spilling pressies usually so too heavy to hang.
We hang them out on Christmas Eve at the same time as putting out mince pies for Santa etc.
05/12/2012 at 19:50
Forgot to say, the kids bring their stockings into our room and open them on the bed, then I go downstairs to turn the lights on and get the video camera ready while they pile their pressies back into their stocking so they don't get mixed up.
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