Friday, December 16, 2011

Activities for the Christmas Season

We have purposely kept things simple around our house for the last few years. The words hectic and holiday shouldn't be used in the same sentence, in my opinion. (Except for the previous sentence, of course.) We don't send Christmas cards or bake a lot or go to a lot of parties. This is how Jerrod feels if Christmas gets too busy:

 Here is a list of the things that make our Christmas season special. Though we don't get to them every year, we try to do so.
  • Decorate the tree with the kids while listening to Christmas music. The youngest member of the family gets to place Baby Jesus in the manger in our nativity scene.
  • Read our collection of Christmas books.
  • Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
  • Go to our church Christmas party.
  • Have a date night to the holiday orchestra concert.
  • Visit Grandpa in the Christian Home where he lives.
  • Reading the Christmas story around the tree before opening presents
  •  Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
  • Watch the kids perform in the church Christmas program.
  • Jessica has been Mary for about 3 years in a row.
    This is serious business!

       What activities do you and your family enjoy at Christmas?

      For some ideas from other bloggers, visit:

      Judy @ Contented at Home
      Joanna @ The LaVans
      Jessica @ It's the Little Things


      1. Your kids are so cute, Jennifer!

      2. Aw...thanks...they take after their Daddy. :-)

      3. I'm sure they take after you, too. :)

      4. Your Christmas activities sound quite similar to ours! I've been enjoying a calm, relaxed Christmas season this year (thanks mostly to having older children to put up the tree, address the cards,wrap the gifts,lug everything up from the basement, etc.).
        And I agree with Jessica--your children are little cuties. :-)

      5. Yes, Judy--I love relaxing around the Christmas season. Those are last years pictures of kids and the one of Jerrod is from 2 years ago. One of my new year's resolutions is to take more pictures of the kids!