How to Have a Great Christmas As a Child

It's that time of the year again, the beginning of the Christmas season. Maybe you haven't really gotten in to the spirit in the past or you just want to make this year memorable, this article will show you the how to from school concerts to waiting for Santa. It will ensure that it will be your most wonderful time of the year.


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    Start early. In order to have a great Christmas you need to start as early as possible. Right after American Thanksgiving or the beginning of December are both good times. You should begin by doing things like making Christmas cards, buying an advent calender and starting your wish list. If you do everything at the beginning you'll be sick of Christmas before the day even comes!
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    Set your priorities. You should have a few basic guidelines for the season. For instance, you should do things like go enjoy the snow as much as possible (if possible).
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    Try to limit the amount of video games and computer time. Honestly, it will put you in a much more festive mood if you're baking cookies with your family while watching Rudolph instead of playing video games alone.
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    Get most of the decorations up by about the second week of December. They give off a Christmas vibe that helps people be merry. If they're not up quite yet try to encourage the decorating.
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    Watch Christmas specials and movies, listen to Christmas carols. If you don't want to participate in commercialism than try singing your own songs while gathering around the fireplace.
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    Focus on friends and family once you are on winter vacation and are out of school. Christmas is about being together, not watching separate shows in separate rooms.
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    Stay up as late as you can on December 23rd. Wake up as early as you can on the 24th. This will cause you to be very sleepy, allowing you to get to bed on Christmas Eve.
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    Stay occupied on Christmas Eve. Some suggested activities are watching a Christmas movie, tracking Santa on NORAD or going for a winter walk. Nothings worse than waiting for the day of excitement and ending it by wishing it was over.
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    On Christmas Eve you should probably be in bed by at least 10pm, at the latest! You should also limit the sweets after about 3 or 4pm, we don't want a hyperactive child going to bed do we?
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    Try your best to get to sleep. Many articles have lists of activities you can do to unwind and get your mind of The Big Day, but honestly what's the point of occupying yourself with small chores when you should be dreaming of sugarplums?
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    Stay in bed once you are there. The only reason you should be out is if you really have to use the washroom, and if you do, resist the urge to peek at the presents. This will only increase your excitement about the morning.
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    Make it your goal to drift off to sleep, once you're finally settled in bed. Instead of trying not to think about Christmas (which will only make the thought become front and center in your mind) just remind yourself that the sooner you fall asleep the sooner morning will come, the sooner you get to open presents and the sooner you get to see what St.Nick left you.
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    Enjoy your gifts and the family togetherness. Once morning arrives you are free to enjoy your gifts! Spend the day admiring that new toy you got, or sitting with your family playing that new board game Santa delivered. After all this is what you have been waiting for, so enjoy it!


  • Warm milk is a very good before bedtime drink
  • When trying to plan family time, let everyone have a say in what activities are done to ensure a happy family
  • Everyday sing at least one Christmas carol to keep up the festive spirit
  • Try to help others during the holiday season, volunteer in a soup kitchen or just help that little old lady shovel her driveway


  • Don't peek at the presents!
  • Don't go to bed too late on December 23rd.-- 11pm should be the latest that you are up. Same goes with waking up on Christmas morning, don't get up any earlier than 7am.
  • Don't become obsessed with Christmas. There are other things in life.

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