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Old 10-10-2008, 11:07 AM
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When you mentioned snow it reminded me of something we did when I worked at a day care. The kids love it that I even do it myself at home. When there is a fresh dump of snow, get the bucket and fill your kitchen sink with it. (Make sure there are no dirty dishes in or around the sink. LOL!) Pull up a chair, give him gloves to put on and then some spoons, small buckets, etc. and let him have fun. If you want you can put food colouring on the snow to make colours. Don't forget to put a towel on the floor!
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After giving it some thought, my favorite Christmas traditions are the simple ones.

Driving around looking at Christmas lights while listening to Christmas music.

After we put up the Christmas tree, we always have to go stand on the sidewalk outside to admire the effect of the tree in the window. Then, we go in and have hot cocoa by the lit up Christmas tree.

Always watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation while we're decorating the tree.

Making Christmas cookies with my grandma when I was a kid.
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Oh, and I forgot, an Advent calendar. Get a chocolate one if you can find it...those are great. There's nothing like starting (or ending) each day in December by opening an advent calendar and getting a little chocolate treat!
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i loved being read to when i was little!!
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Find a how many more sleeps calender or if not make one together. My sister and brother-in-law bought one for our kids a few years back. It has a dial for changing the numbers each day and also a blank calender you can fill in, then they can scratch off each day as it goes. Our kids love doing this each year.
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I agree with what other people previously said about the advent calandars. When I was little it got me out of bed in Decemeber EVERY MORNING no lie! And Your son probably knows how to read, but if you got an advent calandar that involved reading something, he would feel excited about reading it! And also someone else said to drive around listening to Christmas music looking at Christmas lights! Also, when I was little my dad used to get this HUGE coloring poster of Santa and we used to color it before Christmas and put pompoms for his beard and hat, lol it was so much fun! That is so exciting you have a 5 year old, I can't wait to have kids and share such a wonderful celebration with them!
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My son is a teenager now but when he was little I used to make sugar cookies (the refrigerated roll out kind) and we would have a few friends over, give the kids the cookies along with frosting, sprinkles, little candies etc and let them go.....

We would do pizza takeout and the adults could socialize while the kids made treats to take home. The kids started looking forward to it every year and would ask their parents when I was going to have my cookie party. It was a huge hit.

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Originally Posted by George Broderick, Jr. View Post
READ TO HIM! If you already do this every night, my suggestion is to set December aside to read a different Christmas story to him every night... it's one thing to watch Rudolph or Frosty on TV and another entirely to read him the Little Golden book adaptations of these stories... and T'was The Night Before Christmas... and try making up your own Christmas stories together, using some of his favorite toys as lead characters and send them on adventures that you (and especially he) make up, with a new "chapter" every night...

I would also suggest reading him some Christmas comics, but everybody on this board knew that I would...

I had to go check you out, George......
Are your comics only sold online?
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I had to go check you out, George......
Are your comics only sold online?
Lots of my comics are sold in Comic Book Shops across the USA, but the Christmas comics are only sold online... for the moment... the major (and only, actually) distributor for comics won't carry them... they don't feel there's enough of a market... obviously, they've never been here.

Plus, Jeff is posting some of my Christmas Comics here at MMC.

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