The 5 best Christmas Eve traditions
There really is no other evening that is filled with such excitement and anticipation than Christmas Eve. Our Christmas video this year followed three families on the big night, getting their little ones down for the most exciting day ahead. This got us thinking about our most treasured Christmas Eve traditions.
1. Christmas Pyjamas
It has got to be one of our favourite Christmas traditions, searching through the racks from the utmost outrageous, to the Christmas onesies and matching family suits. Whatever the print, Christmas pyjamas must be comfy, with the all important expandable waistline for those extra Christmas calories. Not yet bought your Christmas pyjamas? Here are a few of our favourites!
2. Watch a festive film
Quite possibly the best way to get everyone into the Christmas spirit! From timeless classics that you know all of the words to, to the newer animations, we all have our favourites! This year we will definitely be watching The Muppets Christmas Carol, The Snowman, Polar Express and of course, Nativity.
3. Put out snacks for Father Christmas
Father Christmas has quite the job ahead of him on Christmas Eve! So remember to leave out some milk (or in our house, something slightly more alcoholic) and a mince pie. Don’t forget about the reindeer! Although a carrot is the most obvious choice, there are numerous recipes circulating at the moment for reindeer food or reindeer dust which looks very effective and when sprinkled out on the garden path, ensures your little ones will most definitely not be missed!
4. Hang up stockings
Maybe one of the most important tasks of the evening is hanging up your stocking. Traditionally placed on the fireplace, at the end of your bed or under the tree, just as long as Santa can find it!
5. Read a Christmas story
The Christmas Pyjamas are on, Santa’s snacks are out and the stockings are up. The fun part is getting your little one to actually go to sleep through all the excitement. Our blog to stress free sleeping at Christmas advises to keep to your child’s bedtime routine as much as possible. But maybe swap out your every day bed-time story for a Christmas inspired read instead. A couple of our personal festive favourites are below!