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How Can a Family Tone Down on Christmas Gifts Without Upsetting the Kids?
February 26, 2016 – 09:31 pm
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Answer by Marti LaChance, happy Grinch:

Warning: Christmas heresy ahead!

The most honest, efficient way to tone down the Christmas gift extravaganza is to debunk Santa Claus. Yep, destroy the myth of a super friendly fat guy who provides unlimited free gifts for all kids who are reasonably well-behaved during the month of December.

Tell the kids it's been a fun game, but they're old enough to know that it was their parents pretending to be Santa. Now that they know the truth (you might say) it's time for the family to focus on more meaningful aspects of the holiday.

Kids may be disappointed to hear that the sleigh full of presents was mythical, but even a 4-year-old will understand that, unlike Santa, parents cannot provide unlimited gifts. To remedy their understandable disappointment, parents can do what's best for their familial situation. Keep favorite traditions like installing lights, putting up a tree, decorating, and playing Christmas music. Start new traditions: volunteer at a food pantry or hospital; join a caroling group; film a family video; or as this answer suggests, take a meaningful trip. Make gifts for family and friends: candles, Chex mix (yes!), cookies and candy, sachets, terrariums, wooden toys, wreaths, Christmas ornaments, and so on. If you're worried kids will be gift-deprived, give each child one “big” gift—from Mom and Dad.

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what is a great Christmas family gift for a family with children? | Yahoo Answers

I came from a family and I have younger siblings. We Always got games, if you have game systems, there are a few good family ones. My mom got all of us a bible, if you are religious. Board games are always fun. A movie to watch all together. Some sort of toy, but that is unlikely due to the fact that you have an older daughter. Maybe a "family day" where you take them together somewhere special, like a movie.

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