Don't let your family miss out on this festive opportunity. Take them to a tree farm to select and cut down a Christmas tree, or purchase a living Christmas tree to plant after Christmas is over, or put up an artificial Christmas tree. Stay up all night decorating. Throw a party to make it a memorable family event.
Christmas Tree Trimmings
Christmas Tree Decorating Party
Whether elaborately crafted or simple keepsakes, you can create fun rituals around ornaments. Get kids to make a homemade ornament each Christmas and put their ages on the back. Or hide a special ornament in the tree and start a treasure hunt. You could even host an ornament-crafting party.
Waiting for Santa
Make this time extra special for your kids by helping them prepare for Santa's arrival. Leave out cookies and milk for Santa. And preserve these memories by keeping kids' wish lists or letters to Santa in scrapbooks.
Sippers for Santa
Classic Christmas Movies
Have an "un-stress night." Gather the family together, have a pizza delivered, snuggle up in sleeping bags with plenty of popcorn and cider, and watch some classic Christmas movies or holiday specials on television.
7 Movie Night Popcorn Recipes
Filling our homes with the scents of Christmas is a wonderful tradition. To keep it fresher for a few days longer, keep the mixture in the fridge, covered, overnight.
You can either make them the official way, or you can make them out of graham crackers, icing, and candies. Give each of the children a small package of graham crackers with a tube of icing and a bag of candies. Let them make their own unique houses.
Gingerbread House 101
Gingerbread Houses Slide Show
Get into the Christmas spirit and bring cheer to your loved ones as well as to your neighbors by taking your family caroling. Christmas caroling can turn into a cherished, lifelong tradition that the kids will never forget.
O Come, All Ye Faithful
We Three Kings of Orient Are