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Opening Christmas presents before breakfast is “vulgar”, experts warn

Millions of parents across Britain will be woken early on Christmas Day by kids begging to open their Christmas presents. They might want to munch on a chocolate selection box while they do so, but diving into that wrapping paper is the most pressing matter on their mind. But etiquette experts have suggested this is […]

Millions of parents across Britain will be woken early on Christmas Day by kids begging to open their Christmas presents.

They might want to munch on a chocolate selection box while they do so, but diving into that wrapping paper is the most pressing matter on their mind.

But etiquette experts have suggested this is far from acceptable practice.

Christmas stocking
It’s fine to tear into the stockings (Credit: Pexels)

In fact, Tatler magazine has reported that opening presenters before breakfast is “vulgar”.

We should all be waiting until after lunch – and ideally a bracing walk – apparently.

The glossy’s scribes wrote: “Are you one of those families who open their presents before breakfast on Christmas Day?

Christmas fire
There’s a time and place for unwrapping presents (Credit: Pexels)

“Oh dear. That’s considered a bit vulgar and unbridled. Sorry, we didn’t make the rules, it just is.”

In a slightly mixed message, the magazine added that delving into the contents of your stocking is perfectly acceptable though.

“For presents under the tree it is generally considered more acceptable to wait until that lull between the morning church service and lunch,” the article stated.

Not before lunch! (Credit: Pexels)

“If you’re very grand, you may even wait until after lunch and a bracing walk but this also requires you to have children with the self-control of an ancient yogi.”

We’re totally at peace with being common!

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