Do you adore Christmas? Us too! And what’s not to adore – Santa excitement, twinkling lights, family together, presents, and lots more in between! Here are 25 things parents love about Christmas:
#1. The kids’ excitement as Christmas Eve nears (just in case you need it, here are some tips on getting them to sleep early on Christmas Eve!)
#2. The look on your child’s face when they see what Santa brought.
#3. Being able to eat treats without feeling guilty.
#5. Christmas lights all twinkly, and driving around the neighbourhood to see all the lights too.
#6. Snow on Christmas Day, nothing beats a White Christmas.
#7. Spending time with your family especially when you get to see relatives that you don’t normally see.
#8. The Nativity play at nursery or school (when one kid always makes everyone laugh).
#9. Seeing the excitement on the kids faces as they search through the numerous Christmas catalogues for the toys they just have to have!
#10. The quest for the perfect real tree & picking it out together.
#11. Taking the kids shopping to choose their presents to grandparents & other parent and their friends.
#12. The Christmas CDs playing as you decorate the house for Christmas.
#13. Planning & then shopping together for the big dinner on Christmas Day.
#15. Taking the kids to see Santa, especially the first time they understand, and the last time they go believing in “the man in red”.
#16. Pulling crackers with your kids and letting them win.
#17. The happy atmosphere everywhere – Christmas brings out the best in people.
#18. The Christmas Cracker jokes – the good & the terrible!
#19. The Christmas movies: Frosty the snowman, The Santa Clause, Scrooge, Elf etc.
#20. Watching television morning, afternoon and evening!
#21. Singing Christmas songs with the kids like “When Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney” or “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas”.
#22. The mistletoe!!!
#23. The Christmas parties and getting to dress up for once.
#24. The excess of love, laughter, food & the odd tipple (although we don’t like trying to shed the extra pounds we put on over the season…)
#25. Hot ports by the fire and afternoons spent playing board games.
What do you love about Christmas? Share it with us in the comments below.