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Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Dec 6, 2019

Imprinting Holiday Memories

Episode 54

I use the five senses to help make holiday memories stick for my kids and to keep them simple for me.


Christmas tree up early, nativity sets in every room.  Sleep over under the tree.


Pine scents—fresh pine accents with our fake tree.


A few recipes we use again and again. 

Church Windows-

Breakfast Pizza-

Hot Cocoa Bar-


Read the same books over and over.  Wrap them if you want to.  Or Don’t.

Christmas Dance Parties

Favorite Songs & Albums:

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

The Sound Joy by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends

Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens


Touch:  Cuddles on the couch to holiday movie marathons

Need marathon ideas?  The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3;  The Christmas Carol (Muppets, Mickey, Live Action),  Grinch (old cartoon, Jim Carey, computer cartoon),  Little Women,  Home Alone 1, 2 & 3


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Self-Care & Play Idea:  Go on a PJ Christmas Light Drive listening to Charlie Brown Christmas music and drinking hot coco.


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