Here is how our Christmas morning looks – PJ’s!! We might run a comb through our hair… but we all (yep, me too) leave on our Christmas jammies! The kids know the are not allowed to get up before their clock says at least 6am…..we are all usually up by 6:30am
The kids run & look under the tree. They giggle & wonder who is getting the biggest present!! (In this picture Goofy got the biggest – we used tape to put 3 boxes together go get his Playmobil Castle wrapped – I got it for $35 on Ebay!!!)
While the kids are busy looking at the presents we warm up wassail to drink and turn the oven on to preheat.
Then Daddy reads the Christmas story – it is after all Jesus’ birthday - He is our focus!! With all little ones, Daddy uses a story book with illustrations to help the kids visualize the first Christmas. Some years we have used our Fischer Price Little People Nativity…. others we let them act out the story afterwards. Then we sing a carol or two, pray and thank God for the gift of Jesus!
Now it’s time for stockings!! Stockings are kind of a free-for-all and the kids get to just open & go through all their stuff. We usually put in a couple small things wrapped (think Target’s dollar section), a few pieces of candy, lollipop, and maybe a small stuffed animal. My hubby usually gets Pistachios (his favorite – and they are so blooming expensive we don’t get them often!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed hearing about our traditions! Click on the traditions button (upper right corner of the blog) if you missed any. If you have a fun tradition that I haven’t mentioned, I’d love to hear about it!!
So from our house to yours,