Christmas Eve just might be my favorite day of the year. I thoroughly enjoy each and every moment of the whole holiday season, but thanks to our family's annual Christmas Eve traditions, December 24th is particularly special. And just in case you're looking too add some new Christmas Eve traditions to your family's celebrations, I thought I would share my own as well as those from some of my favorite people here at Team Momtrends!
First, we start by donning our family holiday pajamas. There is little else that thrills me more than seeing my hubs and babies in matching jammies. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever and simply begs for a photo opp...don't you think? Haha! Even if you've already picked up this year's holiday pajamas, I suggest snagging next year's when this season's styles start to go on sale. I'm a big fan of the family pajamas from Burt's Bee's Baby myself. They're ridiculously soft! Just sayin'.
Next we let the kids each open a special gift. We do the bulk of our present opening on Christmas Day, but growing up my mom always let us open one gift on Christmas Eve, so I've continued the tradition with my own kids. My Little Pony and Yo-Kai Watch are big in our house this year, so the My Little Pony Explore Equestria Empire Castle and Yo-Kai Watch Model Zero, Yo-Kai Watch Trading Card Game Starer Pack etc. were easy decisions!
Finally, my we read them a Christmas story before it's time for them to shuffle sleepily off to bed. The more relaxed we can wake them, the better, because those sweet little cherubs of mine would stay up all night waiting for the big guy in red if they could! And nothing chills them out more than snuggles and a story with Daddy.
Now that you've seen my Christmas Eve traditions, here are some more from Team Momtrends...
~ Mandy has a Nerf war with her loved ones followed by midnight mass and late night noshing at Waffle House.
~ Michelle bakes Christmas cookies, while listening to holiday music of course, then snuggles up with her family to watch a Christmas movie.
~ Kate's fam sings Christmas carols and reads the Nativity Story aloud while the littles put up the pieces of a Nativity scene.
Well, there you have it. Christmas Eve tradition ideas galore. I hope they've inspired you to start your own if you haven't yet!
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