Take pictures of the kids getting up.
The first one up wakes everyone, or kids must wait until a special signal-e.g., playing a song.
Read Luke 2 before opening gifts.
Move Mary, Joseph, and Jesus into the manager (see Nativity advent traditions) or place Jesus in the manager from the Christmas straw advent tradition.
Light the last candle on the advent wreath.
Have the oldest or youngest pass gifts. Or have the giver give to the receiver.
Have a special Christmas menu each year or make a breakfast bread in the shape of a cake and sing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
Put a verse of the 12 days of Christmas under each plate. Have 12 Days of Christmas sing-a-long.
Invite quest to come early and attend the Christmas morning church service with you.
Tape the family gathering and send it to a relative who lives away.
Use a white tablecloth and have the quest to autograph it, write a thought, or draw a picture. Later embroidery.
Get out old pictures or videotapes and view them together.
Take a walk together.
Call friends or family or talk to them on the webcam.
Play a new board game.
Pick out a movie to watch together.
Ask family members to share their favorite holiday memory. Record.
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