The other night, CD and I were discussing our family’s Christmas traditions. Last Christmas, Summer was only 6 weeks old and slept through most of the festivities. Now, that’s she’s a little older, I’d really like to make Christmas Eve and Christmas Day really special just like my parents did for me and my brothers. Here are some of our ideas:
- Every family member gets a new pair of Christmas PJ’s to wear on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning.
Check! I went to Target and bought 3 sets of Christmas PJ’s.
- Christmas Eve = homemade pizza & movie night. Everyone gets to fill one big pizza with toppings of their choice. After pizza we can all watch a favorite Christmas movie. My suggestions: Elf, Christmas Vacation, or A Christmas Story. CD’s suggestion? Airplane…now there’s a holiday classic for the whole family.
- Christmas Day, we wake up, stay in our PJ’s, open presents and drink hot cocoa. Maybe take a family walk in the afternoon.
I know traditions often evolve over time, but it never hurts to come up with a few ideas, right? I’m sure some will stick and others won’t, and we’ll probably add new ones as the years go by.
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?