Try a recipe or two for decorative Christmas cookies.
Santa (or someone with more permanet residence at your house) may make these lists, but he won't have a chance to check them twice if there are hungry elves around!
Kids will adore making their own decorations of nutmeg-spiced heavenly hosts whose "stained glass" windows are simply crushed hard candies that melt during baking and reharden when cool.
Get the big kids in your house rolling and cutting, and let the littler ones decorate these three-dimensional sweet trees.
To give these meringue elf-toppers their jocular colored pom-pom, pipe on a bit of tinted icing after baking.