I started off by changing into my Christmas jammies and giving Katie hers to open. I want to start a tradition that Mrs. Claus leaves her Christmas jammies (all wrapped up in special packaging) right after Thanksgiving so she has the whole month to wear them. Yeah that didn't work so well. Maybe in a year or two when she might understand the whole Santa/presents thing.
After we were in our jammies and had our eggnog we started opening the boxes. In past years Doug would lay out ornaments and I would find the perfect place on the tree. We typically don't have a big tree/many ornaments so it took us maybe 20 minutes to do all of this if the tree was already set up. I think it took us an hour last night! Katie loved going through the ornaments and she handled everything very delicately.
As you can see, it all worked out in the end. A beautiful Christmas tree for our beautiful daughter.