The other thread got me thinking. What has always been your family tradition as far as stockings go? I read that some people actually open them last. I've also heard of people who never wrap stocking stuffer presents. Some people take turns, while others all tear into them simultaneously. Tell us how YOU do it.
For us, we always do stockings FIRST. We take turns. The presents are always wrapped, and sometimes (but not often) there are nicer, more expensive gifts that end up in them. With kids, it is a foregone conclusion that the gifts in the stocking came from SANTA, not mom & dad. Also, our tradition has always been that if you were "bad", you might find an onion in the bottom of your stocking...not a lump of coal.