THINGS TO DO CHRISTMAS EVE
1 CHRISTMAS EVE HAS TO BE THE MOST MAGICAL DAY OF THE YEAR (even more so to a little girl I know). So make sure you get the most from it.
2 Hang up your stocking
3 Receive a message from Father Christmas Santa’s joined the YouTube generation and now sends video messages (for free) to kids and toddlers on his nice list. Just log on to Portable North Pole: www.portablenorthpole.com and create a personalised video for your little ones.
4 Go out bwith all the family for Christmas Eve breakfast or brunch – Bacon, sausage, egg, beans or bacon bap
5 Leave mince pies and a glass of milk or whiskey for Santa
6 Watch The Snowman and Snowdog on TV or DVD
7 Watch Raymond Briggs Father Christmas
8 Read a Christmas bedtime story
9 Leave carrots and water for Rudolf
10 Build a snowman if there is snow
11 Watch A Christmas Carol – any version
12 Eat mince pies
13 Go for a Christmas walk after dark to see all the local houses lit up
14 Play Christmas music
15 Have a Christmas Eve box with Christmas DVD, an activity book, some sweets, a good Christmas book, felt tip pens.
16 This year for the first time watch “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt On Channel 4 at 4.30pm
17 Follow Santa’s journey around the world with Google Maps Just check on your Google Search icon
18 Create Santa’s footprints Sprinkle a little flour or talc on the floor around the tree and use a boot or shoe to make footprints beside the fireplace.
19 Look through the window for Santa and listen up for him
20 Most of all find the magic