What are your Christmas traditions?

Hey mommas! Can I ask what your family’s Christmas traditions are, if you have any?? It’s our first Christmas as a family of 4, and we are looking for a new tradition to start

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My kids favorite is Christmas eve… they get a gift from the elf (we did it before the elf but they were too young to remember that) they each get new Christmas pj’s (Christmas themed or just what they are into), a cocoa mug, a tin of popcorn, a Christmas movie, and some “special cocoa” (either rainbow marshmallows or something that’s different… this year I ordered cocoa bombs from someone online). They get changed and we watch our movie with the cocoa and popcorn then put out milk and cookies and go to bed.

We used to open one gift on Christmas eve but I found it got them more excited and kept them from going to sleep so we switched to this because it settles them down before bed.

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On Christmas eve we go ride around and look at Christmas lights, go home and put on Jammy’s, pop popcorn & make cocoa, watch national lampoon’s Christmas vacation & another Christmas movie of our choosing. After the kids are down we drink spiked eggnog, put out santa stuff, and go to bed!

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Nice elf naughty elf that get moved everynight after kids asleep. Cookies for santa and a bell that only santa can hear so he knows ya got cookies. Reindeer food made from oatmeal corn whatever ya got that squirrels eat.

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Making gingerbread houses, decorating cookies, having a polar express pj party, making reindeer food with oatmeal and sprinkles to put outside for Santa’s reindeer and lots of various Christmas crafts.

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My kids get a little present to open Christmas Eve, watch a film with some snacks and then will have breakfast when they get up and then open the rest of the presents in the morning. They will have all morning to play with their toys and then in the afternoon we go to nanny and grandads and have dinner and open the presents from other family members xxx

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Kids get small gift xmas eve…Get new xmas eve pjs…Have hot choc and marshmallows with candy cane…Watch xmas movies…Order a takeaway tea…Kids leave carrot mince pie and milk on their specially engraved santa plate…They go up early i read the night before xmas…Then i sort out xmas presents…Watch midnight mass on tv…

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Following! Same boat
I’m a Christmas day person. And I love Christmas so I want to make it special for the kids.
I love to bake, so were going to bake and really let them play with the stuff they got. But I want to make it special as out 1st full Christmas together.
We never really pushed “Santa is real” and the youngest is a girl oldest a boy.
Your guys traditions are too cute

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Always take the kiddos to Target to pick out an ornament every year because they have super cute ones for like $3. I and the hubby also pick one out, also do the open one present on Christmas Eve which is some comfy pjs for everyone and do a movie.

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Gingerbread house contest
Maybe some boardgames

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Christmas Eve we gift everyone a new book and jammies. We watch a movie with finger foods and get to bed. Spend a bit of time able to read our new books and doze off to sleep. We always make no bake cookies and set out carrots for reindeer.

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During the xmas season we go look at lights at least once, we do the chocolate advent calendars so they can do the count down, of course we have and decorate a tree with the kids and each year they get to pick out ONE ornament of their own each to be added. Typically let them do a gingerbread house/cookies decoration kit, xmas eve they get to open ONE gift each of our choosing. We bake Santa’s fav cookies, leave milk, carrots for the reindeer along with letters they wrote to Santa. Then xmas we read Santa’s letters, then see what surprises are in santas stockings for them, then we hand out presents to them. This year is first that my fiance and I have together (we are expecting our first together and I have four from prior ship,) and we are doing things slightly different bc of his family. Our plans will still stay but we are doing the big xmas dinner on xmas eve with his mom and uncle at our house instead of xmas day. I’ll make a bunch of snacks, they’ll bring some stuff and give the girls their presents then and they’ll get theirs from us at that time which means the girls won’t get to open ones from us early per usual since they’ll get the in laws presents. Otherwise, we keep things pretty low key.

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We have a small stocking that gets filled with chocolate coins, the strip bubble gums, a chocolate orange & a few little treats that we put at the end of our beds xmas eve for the morning. It started as my parents doing it for my 2 brothers & I & nearly 30 years later, we still have the same stockings & still do it but, obviously, put them on our own beds now. I’m carrying the tradition on with my 2 children too. I also plan on doing Christmas eve boxes with new pyjamas for xmas night, hot chocolate stirs & a movie or book & I’ll adapt it as the get older.

I hide a pickle ornament in the tree and whoever finds it is suppose to have good luck for the next year and they get an extra gift

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We buy a new ornament for each of us every year. Something that describes the year or a new interest sometimes its just a fun something. My gma did this for us and when we moved out (or married) we had a collection to start with for our own tree. My son is already picking out some extra ones for the year so he can have it for his future tree!

Cinnamon rolls and egg nog christmas morning. Matching pjs xmas eve night and Christmas all day. Go to tree farm and cut tree. :christmas_tree:

What I used to with my mom and grandma and grandpa is we open one gift on Christmas eve and its usually a new pair or pjs for that night and then we sit and watch the polar express and my grandpa would read the night before Christmas to us and then off to bed and we didn’t do this last when I just had my son but we are trying to do it this year but idk cause we will be working on moving then

It’s quite silly but my mom used to do the konga with the turkey used to make me giggle miss it so much :heart:

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I read my babies (5yrs, 2yrs, 7months) the night before Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’s a family tradition.

I make my grandkids Christmas Eve boxes. New pj’s, a movie, a new cup, hot chocolate and snacks. We go looking at Christmas lights and then they get to open that 1 gift.