And if you want some ideas for your own family, here's are list of activities (there's more than 25, so we'll be doing more than 1 some days, or I may switch a few around depending on our schedule):
Decorate the Christmas tree.
Go visit Santa Claus at the mall.
Have breakfast for dinner (pancakes in Christmas and/or Mickey shapes).
Have hot chocolate with all the fixings (maybe make homemade marshmallows).
Wrap a toy and take it to a charity Christmas tree.
Make handmade gift tags, wrapping paper, or cards for relatives.
Christmas party with Elle’s friends—We’ll bring things to donate to charity and wrap and give out presents to Elle’s friends.
Bake sugar cookies together.
Decorate sugar cookies and share some with neighborhood friends.
Help Elle go through toys to give away to charity.
Build a fire and drink cider or boiled custard.
Drive around and look at the Christmas lights.
Making paper snowflakes and color or draw Christmas pictures.
Make a gingerbread house.
Paint Christmas ornaments or Christmas decorations.
Watch a Christmas movie with popcorn.
Look at pictures from last Christmas and talk about all the relatives Elle will see (maybe make flashcards or memory game with family members’ pictures)
Have a fondue night! Chocolate and/or cheese dipped goodies.
Play a game together as a family.
Go to the library and pick out Christmas books to read during Advent.
Have an indoor picnic in front of the Christmas tree.
Have a family dance party—Dance like crazy to Christmas music!
Do a kind deed as a family (maybe bring someone dinner?).
Build a fort and read Christmas stories by flashlight.
Have a tea party.
Go to Kazoing (or some other indoor play place) and have dinner at Chik-fil-A.
Make handprint or footprint reindeer
Make marshmallow snowmen.
Go to the dollar store and let Elle pick out a gift for mommy, daddy, Lauren, and herself.
Christmas Eve Celebration!