I never have. Even as a kid. I feel weird opening gifts in front of people (I love gifts I just hate opening them). I love buying for people and watching them open gifts... yes I am weird. This year really stunk. We did go to a friends for Christmas dinner which I am very thankful for. We got no phone calls (tried calling family and no one was home), *I* got no gifts (my husband did from his side of the family, we didn't get each other anything due to my penny pinching right now)--I know gifts are not all about Christmas but it was kind of embarrassing. My mom normally goes overboard but apparently not this year (which is fine, I would have been happy just talking to her, my dad, my sister and Gram). It's the first year away from my family (ever), a close family friend passed away (read about it on Christmas eve), no calls or gifts. I've decided if I didn't have a child, I'd forgo the holidays... including Thanksgiving.