25 Days of Christmas Fun: Making Christmas Eve Special with Nativity Scenes, Bible Stories

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve – and many of us finally sit down and call it quits with shopping, planning, decorating and the general craziness that surrounds such an essentially sacred, peaceful day.  Christmas Eve is a good time to transition (if you haven’t already) to focusing your family on the birth of the Christ child!

I was reading my friend Laurie’s blog (PassionatePennyPincher) and she posted about this adorable Nativity Printable you can have your kids color.  She found it over on Catholic Icing – and it’s a great way to use up all those long empty wrapping paper tubes.  You can use it a centerpiece to your Christmas Eve feast – and remind your children about the Christmas story in the process.

If you have a nativity set, consider leaving the Baby Jesus out of the scene until Christmas morning – to instill that sense of anticipation.

Another way to make Christmas Eve special is to read the Christmas Story before bedtime.  We do this each year – gathering on the couch as a family while my husband reads Luke 2:1-20.  Another appropriate Christmas Eve reading is Isaiah 9: 2-7 (The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light).

Kasey’s kids really like to listen to Adventures in Odyssey. Here is a link to their podcast called Back to Bethlehem.


Don’t miss out on any of our nightly posts in our 25 Days of Christmas Fun Series. Join us tomorrow night for more Christmas Fun!

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