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Try Out These Festive Family Christmas Traditions This Year

By Orgesta Tolaj


26 December 2023

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Are you feeling a bit stumped on what to do with your family this year? Well, we have got you covered! While spending time with your loved ones is special by itself, it won’t hurt to add a little spice to your gathering. We present you with some fun and festive family Christmas Traditions that you should definitely give a go this holiday season. We promise you a fun time guaranteed!

Family Christmas Traditions You Shouldn’t Miss Out on

Here are some festive family Christmas traditions that you need to try out this year:

1. Elf on the Shelf

While not many are a fan of the tradition, the Elf on the Shelf is a children’s favorite during the holiday season. Kids delight in discovering Santa’s helper in new and amusing locations each morning, and the added incentive of the elf reporting back to Santa each night can contribute to improved behavior.

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2. Tree Decorating

Decking the halls with a Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the season. Whether opting for a real or artificial tree, decorating together fosters a festive atmosphere, providing an opportunity to forge lasting family memories. Enhance the experience by playing holiday music, enjoying treats, and trimming the tree with your loved ones.

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3. Visit Santa

Make Christmas complete by taking the traditional trip to visit Santa. While standing in lines and spending on photos may not be the most enjoyable for parents, the joy on kids’ faces when sharing their Christmas wishes with Santa makes it a worthwhile and memorable experience. Head to the mall or Santa Land to capture the magic of the season.

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4. Write Letters to Santa

Participate in the cherished tradition of writing a letter to Santa, expressing your Christmas wishes. Enhance the experience by preserving these letters in your child’s memory box, creating a meaningful gift for them to cherish as adults and reminisce about the festive memories from years past.

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5. Wear “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters

Wearing “ugly” Christmas sweaters for the holidays is a fun and creative way to show a festive feel. This day is a festive occasion encouraging people to embrace their Christmas spirit by wearing their most outlandish holiday sweaters. The day promotes laughter, and good cheer, and brings people together to celebrate the season. Participants can either create their tacky sweaters or purchase one for a day of lighthearted fun.

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6. Try Ice Skating

Embrace the holiday spirit with a perfect family activity—ice skating. Whether on a pond or at an indoor rink, bundle up, put on your skates, and enjoy the icy fun. Just remember to skate safely to avoid any injuries!

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7. Build a Snowman Together

Get it on like frozen and ask your kids: “Do you want to build a snowman?”. Embrace the winter magic by building a snowman, weather permitting. If you’re fortunate enough to have snow during the holidays, take a day to create your own Frosty or Olaf, complete with traditional accessories like a corn cob, buttons, and coal.

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8. Go Caroling With Your Family

Spread holiday cheer by engaging in a festive tradition—neighborhood caroling. Bundle up, gather friends, and visit homes singing your favorite Christmas songs. Sing with enthusiasm, sharing the joy of the season with your community.

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Will you be trying out any of these Christmas traditions this year? Let us know how it goes in the comments below!

You might also want to read: Top 10 Holiday Tradition Ideas

Orgesta Tolaj

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