Christmas Eve is the evening or day before Christmas Day. It is considered one of the most culturally significant celebrations in Christendom and the Western world. The day is celebrated in different ways around the world.
Unwrapping gifts; celebrating together with the family; visiting or calling relatives; wishing a merry christmas; last minute shopping; gift shopping; gift giving; goodwill greetings; joining Midnight Mass or other church services; having meals together; preparations for the arrival of christmas gift-bringers; preparing for christmas; driving home for christmas
Christmas Evening, Christmas Vigil, Day before Christmas, Night before Christmas