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No peekingIn my family we have a lot of Christmas traditions and customs, for example:

  1. We can’t open our presents until after lunch on Christmas Day. In fact, we are allowed to look at them, but we can’t touch, shake, smell or lick them
  2. Nobody is allowed to spend more than £30 on a single present
  3. My mother will not let us watch TV
  4. Nobody is allowed to blow out the Christmas candle that burns in our home for the 12 nights leading up to Christmas Day
  5. Nobody is allowed to sit under the chimney waiting for Father Christmas, nor are we allowed to drink the brandy we leave for him and his little helpers