Family Christmas Traditions

Just starting a family or want to add new traditions this Christmas season? Consider these magical holiday traditions that keep the season bright.

– Go to a candlelight service at your church on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Traditions

– Make delicious breakfast recipes for the family to share on Christmas morning. Cinnamon rolls, Christmas themed pancakes or a breakfast casserole are all great ideas!

– Visit a live nativity on Christmas Eve.

– Make a birthday cake for Jesus. You could even sing “Happy Birthday” and have the kids blow out the candles on Christmas day.

– Have each family member open one gift on Christmas Eve. Pajamas! Everyone can wear them to open gifts the next morning.

– Read a Christmas Book before bed on Christmas Eve like “The Night Before Christmas”.

Custom Wrapped Hershey's Bars for Christmas

– Take a drive looking for the best Christmas lights and decorations. Listen and sing along to Christmas music along the way.

– Get your children’s picture taken with Santa.

– Send family Christmas cards. Be unique and send Hershey’s greeting card bars to all your family and friends.

– Buy a new ornament for each kid every Christmas. They will love having their own set of ornaments when they have their own Christmas tree.

– Bake and decorate Christmas cookies to give or exchange with family and friends.

– Buy an advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas.

Christmas Movie Traditions

– Make Christmas dinner. Choose recipes that have been in your family for years or find recipes that the whole family will enjoy to make each year.

– Go to a Christmas play. Check out your local theaters and churches to find one that the whole family will enjoy.

– Write letters to Santa. Have your children write a note to Santa about what they want for Christmas and help them mail it to the north pole.

– Watch Christmas movies. Consider holiday classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Also include fun, new movies like Elf and The Polar Express.

– Donate gently used toys to a local charity. Each year have your children choose five toys to donate to teach them about giving.