The Christmas season can become filled with events and commitments quickly. Before your family is going in all directions, reserve time to enjoy Christmas at a slower pace.
Make dinner time both a priority and an opportunity to relax. A festive table is as easy as paper Christmas plates, cups, and napkins. On busy nights, have dinner going in the crockpot. Each night play a different Christmas music CD. Surprise your family with some fun favorites such as a Walton Christmas CD (at Big Lots for $4.99). For added dinner time adventure, have a living room picnic and play games.
For Christmas entertainment, visit local churches for their holiday programs during the week. A Walk Through Bethlehem is a wonderful event to take advantage of if offered in your area. After dinner and the kids are in their pj’s, hop in the car, and head to a drive-through nativity. Stop by Diary Queen on the way for ice cream.
Save one night a week for movie night. ABC and ABC Family is running their 25 Days of Christmas shows now, so take advantage of old and new favorites without leaving home to rent a movie. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the movies you loved as a child with your children.
For an element of surprise, take all your Christmas movies and books and wrap them individually as presents. Place in a pretty basket in the living room. Each evening allow a family member to choose a present to unwrap–it will be your family entertainment for the evening. Children love this!
Enjoy a wonderful Christmas laughing and having fun with your family!
About Kellie Renfroe
Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.
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