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:
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Are you the type of “mad about Christmas” person who gets your decorations up early and enjoys every Christmas carol and pop song on the go? Then you’ll love our list!
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.
#4. When the Christmas Tree is up and decorated.
#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.
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#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.
#14. Bringing the kids to see the “turning on of the Christmas lights” in town or city.
#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: The Santa Clause, The Polar Express, Scrooged, 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.