10 Christmas Eve Traditions are a MUST! You’ll love this list!
Our family has some crazy-fun traditions…including our traditional Lazy Day Holiday!
We also have a family night every single Friday.
And we love our traditions..so we’re adding even MORE!
Traditions have helped our family grow into a close-knit family.Our best friends live under the same roof with us..and one reason that’s our family’s reality is because of creating family traditions that are doable, non- stressful and completely loveable.
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Ready to try some new family traditions for Christmas Eve? Try one (like making Christmas lasagna!) or ALL of these ideas to make Christmas Eve a super magical time of year!
Christmas Eve Traditions Your Family Needs Now
- Be a secret elf! Spread Christmas cheer the week of Christmas (and especially Christas Eve) by leaving Christmas cookies, homemade hot chocolate and even handmade stockings for your unsuspecting neighbors, family and co-workers…just because! Get more secret elfing ideas and printables here!
- Give your family new Christmas mugs. I LOVE this idea! Get matching mugs for each family member…personalized is a fun touch! Inside the cup have hot cocoa or apple cider for your family to enjoy on Christmas eve!
- Wear new Christmas jammies. Give each family member a new pair of Christmas jammies! The sillier, the better! We love these jammies that not only look adorable but seem super-soft!
- Create a Christmas Eve selfie station. Create a simple, but fun Christmas elfie background (You can totally just use your Christmas tree) or you create some simple Christmas backdrops! Get ready for for BIG giggles! Be sure to pose in your Christmas jammies with your Christmas mugs!
- Read both Christmas stories. My best friend shared her family traditions with me over a decade ago. Her family reads the true story of Christmas in Luke 2. Then they read Twas the night before Christmas…all as a family, huddled around the fireplace. Precious and simple memories!
- Go on a Christmas light scavenger hunt. Grab this fun printable scavenger hunt and add an extra does of fun to looking at Christmas lights!
- Watch classic Christmas movies. It might surprise you what classic Christmas movie your spouse or kids have never seen! To get started, I recommend The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! See if you can watch all the Christmas classics that are parent approved (not all of them are in our family.)
- Camp out under the Christmas tree. Super simple but fun! Camp out around the Christmas tree on Christmas eve. Pull out the sleeping bags, play Christmas music and enjoy one fun snacks as you enjoy this special night! But make sure no one cheats and peek in their Christmas stocking…ha!
- Play Christmas Bingo. Such a simple game that requires little prep. We choose this game because all ages can play! You can grab a huge stash of holiday candy and give it to the winner of each round. Here’s a printable Christmas Bingo game you can download and print now!
- Watch the Nativity Story Movie. I have never seen a movie that depicts the birth of Christ with such accuracy. Be warned though, the beginning scenes are pretty violent and though they’re not graphic, they can be disturbing to children under the age of ten. There are also two birth scenes, but again nothing graphic. This is a movie pick best for kids ages 12 and up! But it’s still an awesome Christmas Eve tradition to start!
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Do you have any favorite Christmas Eve traditions you love? Leave them in the comments below OR share them with other moms in our All Things Mommy group!
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