27 Creative Holiday Traditions: Start One This Year!

Looking for a fun new way to celebrate as a family? Check out these inspired ideas! (28 Photos)

Sally Farhat Kassab + Lindsay Tigar on Nov 1, 2013 at 1:33PM

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Put On a Christmas Eve Show

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a Sally Farhat Kassab + Lindsay Tigar on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:48PM

Lights, cookies, action! Since your kids are already hyped up on sugar (and fun cousin time), put their energy to use by challenging them to put on a show. To make it super easy, pull out their dress-up clothes and write down different ideas to get them thinking ("Santa Clause doesn't have time to get to every kid -- how can you help?" or "The reindeer forgot how to fly -- how can you teach them?" or "You have the magical powers of the elves -- what do you do with them?"). While the adults are enjoying eggnog and preparing dinner, the kids will keep themselves busy until it's curtain time.

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