We love Christmas so very much. Everything is so exciting about this festival. Delicious food, charming and sparkling homes, glittery Christmas gifts, and the Christmas tree, just everything makes us fall in love with Christmas.
Many of the families have some Beautiful Christmas Traditions For Family. So many of us do not bother to change them at all. But we can definitely add up some more adorable Christmas Traditions For Kids & Family this year.
We have a lot of December traditions with our kids & extended families, and we keep experimenting with some new ones every Christmas. And to find what works best for us.
Remember the most important thing that no Christmas Gifts and extravagant plans can replace you. It’s really very important for you to spend a quality time with your kids during the holiday season.
You can find numerous ways to make your Christmas mesmerizing for your kids and family. Having personal and unique ideas would be one of the best things to do for Christmas with family.
So, here we go about planning some of the most beautiful and meaningful Christmas Traditions For Kids And Family.
I personally prefer keeping it sweet and simple rather than going for extravagant planning of Christmas. But, yes. Some of my friends find happiness in lavish things, and that’s totally fine too.
1. Make Cookies Together
What can be better than starting the holidays on a sweet note? Kids love cookies, and they love to cook with their parents. Involve them in a fun cookie making session, and have some messy yet beautiful cookie-moments together this Christmas.
2. Decorate A Gingerbread House Together
Gingerbread house making is one of the most fun things to do at Christmas. Add some more fun and involve your kids to do the tedious job of getting all those pieces of the house together. In case you are running out of time, you can consider buying Pre-baked Gingerbread Houses.
If you are looking for a non-edible Gingerbread House Kits, The best pick is LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House which is a great family activity for older kids.
3. Make Ornaments With Kids
It is definitely an amazing experience to decorate the Christmas Tree. It becomes more fun when the entire family helps in making the ornaments and creating that beautiful memory of decorating a Christmas Tree.
Encourage your kids to make the ornaments and add the glitter to the festive season.
Check out some DIY Christmas Ornaments
4. Cute Family Photo In Matching Clothes
A family portrait is always a treasure to have. You can make it more awesome by wearing matching clothes for Christmas. Select any of the vibrant colors like Red, Blue, or Orange and add the spark to the family moments.
5. Have A Treasure Hunt For Kids
A treasure hunt is always a fun thing to do for kids. Hide their gifts somewhere and provide them a map to find the treasure.
Kids love surprises and fun activities like a treasure hunt. Make it best out of the holiday season and create a treasure for your little ones.
6. Watch Christmas Movies Together
Family movie time is the best time to bond with each other. Get into your cozy beds and comforters, have some popcorn by your side and binge-watch some of the Best Holiday Movies on Netflix like
Make sure you include some kids’ genre movies to your binge-watching list this Christmas. Kids will feel equally important when the parents enjoy watching their genre’s movies.
Here are some great ideas to set up Family movie night for Christmas.
7. Go For A Family Walk
Walking together is always the best celebration of festivals. Holding hands of your little ones and walking with them will make them relish the family moments forever.
8. Family Game Night
Plan a family game night for this holiday season. Keep prizes for the winners. Encourage your kids to perform better in the games and get the surprises. Board games are always the best idea to make it a fun game night.
There are some Amazing Board Games For Kids And Family that you may like to try.
Even if you do not want to spend on new board games, you surely can make your own games for the family.
Read more about the Importance of Family Game Nights
9. Open A Special Gift On Christmas Eve
Kids love surprises. And if they have to wait longer for a special gift that will be given on special days, they will be more excited about the gift. Opening a special gift on Christmas Eve is definitely one of the best Christmas Traditions For Kids.
So plan some exciting gifts for your little ones and boost their excitement for the surprise gifts.
10. Have A Family Google Meet
We all have got our hands on Google Meet, Skype, and Zoom meet during these tough times. Most of us are using these video calling services for work from home and online educational purposes. Don’t keep this feature limited to the professional front and bring your family closer with a video meeting call on Christmas eve.
Let your kids have a nice conversation with your family and friends at distance. This activity will definitely make a cheerful Christmas memory in kids’ minds that will last forever.
11. Christmas Cleaning And Declutter
Oh when you have planned for the Christmas gifts for the kids, it’s time to have some Christmas cleaning now. Involve your kids in the cleaning job. Encourage them to make space for new arrivals.
Sometimes you really need to convince the little ones to do a cleaning job. My girl enjoys cleaning if she is going to get some nice gifts. Otherwise getting a house cleanup done is a quite tedious job for sure.
Offering some rewards is always the thing that works and sometimes the kids willingly do the chores without expecting any rewards. See what works with your little ones, and plan accordingly.
Apart from that, we need to declutter our house for the festive season. Discard all the unwanted stuff and make some extra space for decor and gifts. Decluttering homes is definitely one of the best Christmas traditions for kids and families.
13. Make Christmas Decoration A Family Activity
Christmas decorations can squeeze out all our energy during the festive season. Involving an entire family is always a great idea to reduce the stress on one person. Make Christmas decorations a family activity that will be fun and will give you some adorable moments without draining out all your energy.
Look for easy DIY Christmas Decoration Ideas on Pinterest. It will help you to simplify the job of Christmas decoration with kids. The little ones will surely love to make some ornaments and it can be a fun craft session for them.
14. Read Christmas Books Together
We have a decent collection of Christmas books. And that keeps growing every year. It’s fun to read Christmas books together. Buy some amazing Christmas books on Amazon now.
Book reading can be the best time to do any time of the year, but Christmas book reading will make it extra special for the dedicated Christmas reading.
15. Christmas Giving
A festival can be a difficult time for many people around us. And some of us can definitely cheer them up by giving some Christmas necessities to the needy people.
Encouraging our kids to serve the needy people this Christmas would be the best tradition indeed. Kids can give food, clothes, and toys to the underprivileged people.
Brainstorm Your Own Christmas Traditions For Kids
I have mentioned some amazing Christmas traditions to start in 2020. You can also brainstorm your own ideas of Christmas traditions for kids and family.
You can make a Christmas special breakfast, kids can spend extra special time with grandparents, decorating the house together, making cookies, etc. You can do many things together because being together is the most important celebration of the festival.
Whatever you do, try to keep them meaningful Christmas Traditions for kids and family. Make these traditions adorable and memorable ones for everyone.
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Leslie W. says
Love all of these! Especially love making ornaments with kids – I love being creative & doing DIY’s and can’t wait until my son is old enough to start doing these holiday DIYs with me! 🙂
This is a great list! We also open one gift on Christmas eve, It’s usually a new set of pjs.
Jennifer Bradley says
These are such wonderful Christmas traditions for the whole family! I’m so ready to get to the holidays and start a new year.
Love these! Painting ornaments and Christmas movie marathons are favorites for me!
Making cookies and listening to music is one of our traditions.
I am looking forward to Christmas. It’s one of my favorite times of year. We have so many family traditions that I enjoy. One of them is putting up a special tree that we hang all of the ornaments from our travels on. We spend some time reminiscing about our family trips.
These are some fun family suggestions as a matter of fact, we have Christmas tree decorating tradition , My husband me and both our kids enjoy it thoroughly.
Amy Gougler says
Such cute ideas! We do several of these, but I think I may need to add that sweet treasure hunt idea this year!
I love every one of these! Matching clothes is one that I totally plan to incorporate into our family Christmas this year!
Jennifer Van Haitsma says
These sound like great traditions to start! We love decorating the tree with the kids, and drinking hot cocoa while we watch a christmas movie.
Sri Krsna says
Yas, number 10, is gonna be a new way of celebrating christmas this year, It might not be as fun as the traditional way of celebrating christmas but will not last for long. Awww I can’t imagine christmas is getting near 🙂