I’m doing the unthinkable. I’m thinking about Christmas before it’s Thanksgiving. Crazy, right?! Not when we have Christmas family traditions to prepare! Last year we were a family of 4. But, Dray was only two months old. So, the excitement this year is high! I can’t wait to start Christmas family traditions with my little, wild family of four. 

Alright ya’ll, I know Thanksgiving isn’t here. But, I can’t stop thinking about Christmas. Of course Haley is over the moon. But, this year will be so much fun. Because, Dray can open presents this year, too! Plus, he can try all the yummy food that will be on the table. Talk about the crazy mixture of senses he’ll experience this year! I can not wait.

We haven’t began to prep for Christmas. Don’t worry, my tree isn’t up. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t wish it was. All of ya’ll with trees already up, send me pictures. I will leave out my early Christmas dreams through you. But, I do want to start some Christmas family traditions this year. Haley is old enough to remember fun holiday activities now. So, I think this is the perfect time to begin a few.

christmas family traditions

Now, where do we all go when we’re looking for fun holiday stuff? Pinterest of course! Which then leads you to some amazing bloggers as well. Well, in preparation for our NEW Christmas family traditions, I hit up Pinterest. When I say the ideas are endless, I mean endless. I thought I’d fill ya’ll in on some of the fun pins I found that can help you create your own Christmas family traditions this year.

5 Christmas Family Traditions Your Family Can Start This Year!

christmas family traditions

How fun does “Reindeer Chow” sound? Plus, it’s easy to make. I found quite a few tutorials on Pinterest that show you how to make this fun snack. What a great way to bring in the Christmas holiday!

The Baking ChocolaTess: Santa’s Reindeer Chow

This Silly Girl’s Kitchen: Reindeer Chow {Muddie Buddies}

Budget Savvy Diva: Nutella Reindeer Chow


Another great Christmas family tradition to start is a “Christmas Eve Box.” I know you’ve seen them on Pinterest, Facebook, and all over social media. They’re the gift wrapped boxes filled with fun stuff for Christmas Eve activities.

Some great things to put in a “Christmas Eve Box” may be:

  • Christmas Pajamas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • A Christmas Movie
  • Christmas Socks
  • Popcorn/Snacks

Here’s a few great blog posts on ideas on what YOU can put in your “Christmas Eve Box.”

Money Saving Sisters: The Most Perfect Christmas Eve Gift for Your Kids

OhMy! Creative: Night Before Christmas Box with Free Printable Label

Must Have Mom!: Christmas Eve Box Tradition & Ideas


I’m pretty sure I saw this idea on Facebook. But, it’s a great idea. We all know how important reading is. Reading can be fun, too. So, why not get your kids all jacked up and excited about reading?!

This is real simple to do, too. You get 25 books and wrap them in wrapping paper individually. Then from December 1st until Christmas Day you give them one book every day to open.


I’m a HUGE breakfast eater. I love breakfast. There’s no better way to wake up Christmas morning than the smell of a yummy breakfast waiting for you. Thankfully, there are a lot of recipes you can just throw in the crock pot overnight. Little prep and it will be ready for you in the morning.

Check out these yummy recipes you can try out to begin your Christmas Breakfast Tradition:

Recipes That Crock!: Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

The Gracious Wife: Crockpot Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Moms with Crockpots: Breakfast Bread Pudding 


I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of being in pictures. I don’t mind taking pictures. But, I’d rather not be in them. It’s important to capture moments though. So, make sure that taking pictures is part of your Christmas family traditions.

Some ideas for great Christmas pictures include:

  • Decorating the tree
  • With Santa
  • Wearing a Santa hat
  • Wrapping presents
  • Wearing Christmas pajams
  • A mistletoe kiss
  • Reading a Christmas book together
  • Visiting Christmas lights
  • Putting up Christmas lights

christmas family traditions

I know ya’ll are kicking me. Why would I even start talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving?! I just can’t help myself. Plus, I plan on publishing Dogs + Kids FIRST ever Holiday Gift Guide within the next two weeks. Before I get that published, I had to spread some holiday cheer. How do you celebrate the holidays with your family? What traditions does your family have?



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