I seriously can not figure out what's wrong with me, I'm just not really in the mood to decorate for Christmas this year. Crazy, right?! I usually love decorating, but with a 1 and 3 year old running around the house, the thought of putting out my treasured nativities and a tree full of breakable ornaments seems like a recipe for disaster. So, I'll probably put it off a bit. BUT, one of my favorite parts of Christmas is our advent calendar of activities. LOVE it. You can find my original advent calendar post here. Can't wait to get started with the fun! So I thought I'd share with you my tentative plan for our advent activities this year. Here it is (in no particular order):
Read "The Elf on a Shelf"
Make a paper Christmas countdown chain
Watch Christmas Vacation
Get hot chocolate and see the lights
Get and decorate the Christmas tree
Decorate a gingerbread house
Take treats to our neighbors
Go to the ward Christmas party
Sing Christmas carols
Christmas book night
Do some secret service
Build a snowman
Go to Arthur Christmas
Make and decorate sugar cookies
Go shopping for brother gifts
Read Snowmen at Christmas
Watch the Santa Clause
Watch The Christmas Story
Read Luke 2 and watch the Nativity movie
Read and watch the Polar Express
Go shopping for stocking stuffers
I guess we'll be busy watching all our Christmas movies. And I'll have to watch the 90's version of Miracle on 34th Street because that's Andrea and my favorite but no one else wants to watch it here:( Womp, womp.
Anyway, hope this gives you a few ideas of things to add to your holiday list! Any other suggestions for fun family activities??