10 Christmas Traditions to Start This Year
10 CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS TO START THIS YEAR
Looking for ways to slow down the busy holiday season and create lasting memories? Sit down as a family and have each person pick out one activity to do together between now and Christmas.
1. Watch Christmas Movies in Your PJs
Get in your PJs, snuggle up on the couch, and turn on a Christmas movie favorite.
2. Make Christmas Cookies
Bake Christmas cookies, then decorate them with frosting and sprinkles.
3. Have an Indoor Snowball Fight
Fold some socks up into a ball, make forts, and have an indoor snowball fight.
4. Christmas Service Project
Do something to bring others some Christmas cheer. Make cookies and deliver them to a neighbor, go caroling at a nursing home, take treats to a local fire or police station
5. Christmas Book Advent
Hit up Goodwill or wrap books you already own and allow the kids to open one book each night leading up to Christmas and read it together before bedtime.
6. Make a Gingerbread House
Start from scratch or use a kit to create a gingerbread house.
7. Make Your Own Snow
Play in the snow without having to bundle up. Choose one of these recipes to make your own snow.
8. Christmas Crafts
Whether it be ornaments, snowflakes, or Christmas cards, choose a Christmas-themed craft to make together.
9. Have a Christmas Campout
Spend the evening around the Christmas tree. Get out the sleeping bags, make a tent, string some Christmas lights, turn on the fireplace, and make some indoor smores.
10. Create your own version of the Polar Express
Pick a random night during December and surprise the kids with a ticket to "The Polar Express." Print out golden tickets and place them on their pillows. Instead of going to bed, hop in the car in PJs, eat holiday-themed popcorn, drink hot cocoa, blast Christmas music, and drive around to see Christmas lights.