Here you will find ideas for the Church Christmas season (December 25th-Epiphany). If you are looking for pre-Christmas ideas, check out the Advent post!Decorations
Christmas Stable Name Cards
Holly Napkin Ring Holders (Check out the post for it's Christian symbolism)
- Decorate with Poinsettias, they have a Christian meaning!
An Easy Birthday Cake for Jesus
Baby Jesus Rolls
- Make your favorite Christmas cookies
- Make sugar cookies with nativity cookie cutter set
- Find some inspiration at Catholic Cuisine
12 Days of Christmas
- The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jan Brett
- The 12 Days of Christmas: The Story Behind a Favorite Christmas Song by Helen C. Haidle
- 12 Days of Christmas Dinner Party (You could do them all in one meal on the 12th day, or do one recipe each day.)
- Make a lapbook: Shower of Roses
- Lots of ideas at Family at the Foot of the Cross
- Have your kids make a birthday card for Jesus and place it at the Nativity scene at your church
- Play with Christmas cookie cutters and Play-dough
- Build a gingerbread house
- Listen to the Classical Christmas Radio Station on Pandora... if you want to avoid "All I Want for Christmas is You"
- Watch Christmas movies
- It's a Wonderful Life
- The Nativity Story
- The Bell's of St. Mary's
- A Christmas Carol (There are too many versions to pick one)
- The Gift of Christmas
- Veggie Tales The Star of Christmas
- A list of 20 movies suggested by the USCCB based on "artistic merit and moral suitability". Warning: Somehow Ernest Saves Christmas made this list. REALLY!! Seriously USCCB, you can do better than that.
- Read Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale on December 26th (Feast of St. Stephen)
Don't forget to bless you door!
- Make a little gift or birthday card for Jesus and place it by the manger at your Church today.
- Watch The Star of Bethlehem on YouTube. Older kids will find it fascinating and it makes for a great discussion.
- Head to Catholic Online for several ideas, including blessings, scripts for plays, and more!