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What do Kids Actually Love About Christmas

What do kids love about Christmas?

Christmas is the most magical time of the year for kids, particularly younger ones, what’s not to like? School’s out, there’s lots of food involved, Father Christmas is coming, oh and they get to play with the boxes that all the gifts arrived in. Here we take a light-hearted look at what kids actually love about Christmas.

Festive Food

Mince pies, sausage rolls, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and the little green footballs, Christmas is a time for feasting and maybe for parents to relax the sugar rules a little – but it isn’t just eating the food that kids love. Get them involved in the kitchen, it may be messy, but it’s a lot of fun!

Playing to the Crowd

It can be somewhat of a shock to see your shy and retiring child suddenly become a performer after donning a shepard or angel costume. Oh yes, kids love Christmas nativities and carol concerts – they give the kids the opportunity to show off a little with their friends, all in the knowledge that the big day is getting closer.

Upholding Traditions

Helping to decorate the Christmas tree is an excellent example of how kids love to be involved with upholding traditions. Many traditions have an element of theatre about them and so are fascinating for kids. If you don’t already, get them to leave out a drink and a mince pie for Santa and a carrot for his reindeer on Christmas Eve and see their faces light on Christmas morning when they see that the snacks have been eaten.

Family Gatherings

No matter whether is granny and grandad, aunts and uncles or cousins, kids love family gatherings. It gives them the chance to show off all their gifts and have someone who isn’t constantly cooking in the kitchen to play with.

Fairy Lights and Festoons

Decorating the home with lights, fairy lights for interiors and festoons for the garden, transforms the place into a magical twinkling grotto, ramping up the Christmas cheer in the process. It also gives them a stage, of sorts, from which to sing Christmas songs, rehearse for the nativity play or carol concert. 

Set of 20 decorative globe LED silver fairy lights.

Set of 20 Outdoor Festoon Lights - Featuring spheres

New Pyjamas

A relatively new trend, that kids love, is new pyjamas for Christmas Eve. New PJ’s, along with a Christmas film and some snacks are left on the doorstep by one of Santa’s little helpers – the whole family can then relax in their new PJ’s, watch the film and eat snacks.

Giving Gifts

Giving gifts to family and friends always brings a beaming smile to the faces of kids, but they also love helping others who, perhaps, aren’t as fortunate as themselves. Donating to charities, doing a little volunteer work really helps them understand the true meaning of Christmas and is good for the soul.

He’s Been!

Finally, kids love the traditions of Christmas morning. Creeping to the living room to discover that “he’s been” never gets dull. And then there’s the actual process of unwrapping presents throughout the day, so as to prolong the tantalising anticipation of finding what’s in the box – and then playing with the box!

Merry Christmas!