It is now December and my favorite time of the year. Our December is filled with Birthdays, Christmas, baking, gift making, volunteering, donating, shopping, magic, but most all, celebrating the birth of Jesus!
Christmas is a magical time for children (and adults alike), and the excitement only grows as Christmas gets closer. I know I certainly enjoy the wonderment, love, and excitement that fills our home in December! And I feel blessed that we still have children at home and that we still have one that believes in, yes, Santa! Even though we “play Santa” at our house, that does not negate the fact that our boys know the real reason for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ!
We do try to make Christmas magical by adding fun things for our boys to do in December, so I have complied a list of the different Christmas activities we have done over the years…I hope you find my list helpful?
Our boys call every year! It’s such a fun thing for the kiddos…love it!!! Watch their little faces light up as they receive a holiday greeting from Santa, and they can even leave a message with their updated Christmas wish list. CALL NOW to talk to Santa..Dial (951)262-3062 *Long distance charges may apply. Phone number is in California, but is “routed” to the North Pole.
☆ ADULTS – ReindeerCam section for ADULTS ONLY that explains what ReindeerCam is and provides more information about the nice list and show times.
☆ Watch as Santa feeds his reindeer…
ReindeerCam is a 24/7 live feed of Santas reindeer from November through the end of December. Santa visits 3 times a day on weekdays and once a day on weekends. Weekdays: 11am, 6pm & 9pm (Eastern Time). Weekends: 6pm (Eastern Time)
☆ 12 fun Christmas activities ideas for families.
☆ Santa’s Personalized Stories – Insert your child’s info to get a personalized Christmas story to read or print.
☆ Parents, I found this really cool website that I guarantee will thrill your kids this Christmas. Catch Santa in your house….check it out at Capture the Magic
☆ Check out The Elf Pal Academy, it offers activities that can easily be incorporated into lesson plans or a homeschooling agenda. *HS
☆ Read about some of the most common Christmas traditions here. *HS
☆ Free Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Calendar Printable + Reading Plan from FaithGateway. Get 24 days of daily Bible readings for you and your kids leading up to Christmas.
☆ Listen to Santa’s Elves read The Night Before Christmas.
☆ 10 great Christmas stories to download for free & share with your kids.
☆ Write a letter to Jesus for his Birthday.
☆ Write a letter to Santa.
☆ The Shepherd’s Treasure is a faith based alternative to the Elf on The Shelf Tradition. A Children’s quest to find the TRUE meaning of CHRISTmas.
☆ The Christmas Angel – Restoring the spirit of Christmas. Another alternative to Elf on the Shelf.
☆ Santa’s Secret Service – A new family tradition where you focus on servicing your family, your neighbors, or community!
☆ Elf Yourself – Funny personalized videos starting YOU.
☆ Fun & interesting Christmas facts for kids. *HS
☆ This Christmas season,decorate your home with these fun and easy Christmas crafts you can do with your kids. *HS
☆ Explore the North Pole or watch Santa LIVE on Christmas Eve at Norad.
☆ Need LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ideas?
(HS) – Would be great for homeschoolers as well.