I love this next one as much as my children: lights tour in the car with hot chocolate and popcorn while in PJ's. I have my friend, Kendra, to thank for this idea, and it's the one that our kids start asking about as soon as December hits.
For our children's stockings, I've made each of them their own with their name on it. I was at my friend Carolyn's house a few years back and she had made her family some darling stockings and so I grabbed a pattern and got to work. Santa brings the gifts to the stocking only. We give the ones under the tree.
I've been looking for either an old (or new) radio theater show to share the Christmas story with our children, but haven't found anything yet. We always read to the children from the Bible the story of Jesus' birth-Luke chapter 2.
I almost forgot this one: my husband takes the children to the dollar store and lets them each pick out a gift for me and then he films them explaining why they picked what they did and then we play the video on Christmas morning after I've opened all the gifts. I loved the dollar store peaches from China my 5 year old picked out last year!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I enjoy being with family and friends this time of year. Also, be looking for my blog to have a new look. We've been working on it these past few days and hopefully we'll get up by the end of break.