We have a few things that we do every Christmas. We prepare with our Advent wreath and a special prayer each evening for the four weeks leading up to Christmas. My kids get excited about lighting the candle at dinner each night. However, it rarely makes it through an entire meal without someone blowing it out.
A local church does Back to Bethlehem. They do a great job with live animals and all! After you see the Holy Family, you turn the corner to see Jesus on the cross and then rising from the dead. It’s pretty amazing! We are planning to go tomorrow night.
I host a Christmas Cookie Exchange every year. It’s lots of fun to see friends that we don’t see often and the cookies are an added perk. Here are some pictures from last year.