2014 Christmas Holiday Ideas & Traditions List

In previous years: 2013 Christmas Tradition Idea List & 2012 Christmas Tradition List 

  1. Decorate for Christmas. √
  2. Buy a Christmas tree √
  3. Make sugar cookies.
  4. Make Italian Wedding Soup 
  5. Cinnamon rolls. 
  6. Make a gingerbread house and gingerbread men.
  7. Bake apple pie and drink apple cider. -MAYBE...Not if I am the only one who will eat it!!! 
  8. Christmas dance party. √
  9. Winter wonderland in Caleb's room.
  10. Christmas movies
  11. Bake cookies and gift them to the neighbors and to management.
  12. Make hot chocolate and enjoy with biscotti's.
  13. Make edible Christmas trees.
  14. Read Christmas stories. 
    • An easy thing to do is to wrap your Christmas books up and put them under the tree. Every day, your child could open up another story to read. Most of the Christmas books we already had, save for a few new ones this year. For younger children, you could just set out one or two books each night for them to open so that they wont rip them all up.
  15. Go see Christmas lights.
  16. See a nativity. 
  17. Make or buy a new ornament for the tree.
  18. Giving activities:
  19. Advent activities:
    • See blog about Advent here. Some of what we do as described in the linked blog.
      1. Advent wall calendar. 
      2. Advent story reading taken from the Jesus Storybook Bible. 
      3. Tree of Advent
  20. Take gifts to teachers.
  21. Santa Trip.
  22. Host a Christmas party or living room floor camp out.
  23. Random Acts of Kindness
  24. Kind Thoughts Christmas List
    • A simple activity to counter act the commercialism of Christmas. Ask each member of the family to think of something they wish for someone else for Christmas. You can put the list up on the fridge or somewhere and add to it every night or whenever.
  25. Cut lunch or breakfast into the shape of a star and talk about the meaning behind the Star of Bethlehem. √
    • We actually have star cookies and a star book about the meaning of the star. 
  26. Attend a Christmas Eve service. 
  27. Joy Jar review on New Year's Eve.
    • Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen.You can write notes on joys, blessings, a good day, anything like that.Then, New Year's Eve, empty it and see what good things happened during the year.