MY wife is Spanish and in her city, Sevilla, families have the drinks/meal together on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is Church, then a immediate family meal then a coffee and cake session. Presents aren't done until 6 January on the celebration of Los Reyes Magos. The Three Kings. This represents the three kings reaching Jesus with the gifts. To give them early seems strange to the Spanish, although most modern families seem to do mini-Santa presents for the kiddies!Actually that seems to make more sense to me than Santa.