When did this Christmas shifting begin? When I was younger, we showed up at the folk's place on Christmas Eve and had Christmas. Then we went to a relative's house on Christmas Day for lunch and spent the day playing cards or dominos and just visiting and eating. Now we have 'Christmas' on the weekend closest to the 25th! Or, like my sister, two weeks before because one of her kids was moving out of state. I know times change, but let me go on record that I don't like it.