Today we’ve been racing around the house decorating for Christmas! It’s one of our favorite times of the year. We always wait until after Thanksgiving and then decorate sometime between Black Friday and December 1st, this year being no exception.
The kids love to hang ornaments and even help put the tree together by sorting the branches by size (yep, we have a fake tree…)
We hang the stockings, and put our snow globe collection up on the mantel and then at the end of all the decorating comes the good stuff… Hot Chocolate Milk from Trumoo.
Honestly, I had no idea you could heat up the milk and drink it, I’d never thought of it until I saw them saying to #tryithot Of course we had to and it was nothing short of amazing.
New tradition in the works, right here! We decorate the tree and then settle in for some TruMoo hot chocolate milk with whipped cream on top and a candy cane to stir. It actually gave it just a subtle hint of peppermint which we all loved!
As we go through the month of December we have a few more traditions to keep going… We try to make a different Christmas cookie each week of December (but sometimes we just make a lot on Christmas eve instead).
Each night before bed one child gets to choose a snow globe and we listen to it’s music sitting together in a big chair before they scoot off to their rooms.
We also have a collection of Christmas books that we pull out and read throughout the month. I keep these books along with our little people nativity set hidden the rest of the year. They are all packed away with the Christmas decorations until December 1st. Then they get pulled out for a whole month of stories, and playtime, until we box them back up to wait until next year. Doing this also used to help when the kids were too small to help decorate. The hidden toys would keep them busy while I decorated the house! Thankfully everyone is big enough to help with the decorating fun now though. It’s so much more exciting with everyone running around the house.
On Christmas Eve, I flat refuse to make dinner. I hate cooking so it’s a nice break to skip it. Instead we order pizza and watch Rudolf the Red Nosed reindeer while drinking some more Trumoo Chocolate milk! YUM!
Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? Share it with me in the comments, we always want to add more fun to our Christmas traditions!!! Also, be sure to follow TruMoo on Facebook and Try it Hot with TruMoo on Pinterest.