christmas traditions 

Best Christmas Movies for Kids

Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone." Credit: Everett Collection For many families, settling down together to watch a Christmas movie is as much a tradition as hanging stockings and trimming the tree. To help you plan your viewing schedule,...To help you plan your viewing schedule, we've rounded up a list of our 20 favorite Christmas movies for kids.

Christmas Eve pajama party!

Every year, the very first thing on my Christmas shopping list is the same - pajamas. It is kind of my little holiday tradition. I buy each family member (including myself) the most festive and/or goofy pajama set I can find. I wrap them, mark the pa...

Christmas pickle

This weekend we finally decked the halls, hung the stockings with care, and put up the tree. We even found time to hide the Christmas pickle! No, that's not a euphemism, it's an ornament! Finding the Christmas pickle is a tradition that encourage...

Santa's little secret: an elf on the shelf

The holidays have a way of making all kids a little crazier, but there's a simple way to help them remember to use their indoor voices, pick up their toys, and to not throw the cat into the Christmas tree ever again: an elf on the shelf. Based on t...

Blogging Baby Sleepover: Saturday, December 16

I am a self-professed Christmas freak. In fact, I love any holiday: Christian, Muslim, Pagan. If there's good food or a parade, I'm there! I was in the dollar store buying gift bags tonight, when a woman with a thick accent approached me and asked me...

The Christmas tradition that would: a tale

Once upon a time there was a mama. She was an energetic mama, full of ideas, vim, vigor and spice. She had plans, big plans, and they revolved around the perfect Christmas. She had some very excellent ideas about a bucolic, authentic celebration, ful...

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