5. Christmas stockings hung by the fire with care.
Get your children their own personalized stocking for when Santa comes tumbling down the chimney. I still have mine from when I was a kid, and I still pull it out every Christmas in order to put it up on whatever passes for the mantle that year.
6. The classic Christmas movies.
The Rankin-Bass Christmas flicks are my personal favorites, unless of course we are including Die Hard in this conversation. Either way, get your kids into the tradition of watching classic Christmas movies each year. It's not like you watch Christmas movies throughout the year so I think it's safe to watch it every Christmas.
7. Decorate the tree together.
Whether it is a bush, a real tree, or a fake one, make getting it all dressed up a family affair. With the lack of time people have to spend together these days, getting the tree done is a great way to spend some family time.
8. Before decorating the tree, cut it down together.
I remember cutting down a Christmas tree with my dad when I was a little kid. This family tradition didn't last for that many years, but those memories have stuck with me ever since. If you are going to go with a real tree, go out together and actually cut it down as opposed to buying it pre-cut from the lot.
Share this if you remember having these Christmas traditions with your family as a kid.