-Opening gifts around the Christmas tree with the family is a popular tradition. Many families get together with their loved ones to do this tradition.
-Offering a lot of food choices is another popular tradition with many families. People get together and bake the best cookies, desserts while appetizers are passed around the table.
-Attending a Christmas Mass or Service is another tradition. Sometimes a few generations get together for a church service.
-Sitting on Santa’s lap and having him bring Christmas presents is a fun tradition that is practiced. It is said that Santa only gives presents children who are on the nice list. For the children who are on the naughty list, he will deliver coal. It is also a tradition to leave stockings out on your fireplace mantle so he can leave something special in your stocking.
-Decorating your Christmas tree during the Holiday season can be a lot of fun. Some people buy fake Christmas trees and decorate with fun ornaments that they have acquired over the years. Others buy a real Fir tree as they love the smell of a real live Christmas tree.
-Hanging mistletoe above a door frame is another popular Christmas tradition. This tradition was started 200 years B.C. and was first started by the Druid priests. The Celtics used to believe that mistletoe had magic healing powers and the tradition said that if you stand under mistletoe, you must kiss the one that you are standing under it with. It was also meant to give you peace and ward off any evil spirits.
-Sending out Christmas cards is a tradition that almost everyone practices. Some people make their own Christmas cards and others buy them at stores and send them out to their friends and family. It is a great idea to provide a picture and a short little letter with the card to let loved ones know what you have been up to. You can even have your kids write a short message and sign their own name.
-Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is a popular book that has been read to children all around the world during the Christmas season. When you are celebrating Christmas, this book is a must read for everyone.
These are all great Christmas traditions that can be celebrated with children and their families.