No matter the age, Christmas is a time of excitement, wonder and joy. New and old traditions of baking, visits with Santa and story times and PRESENTS give everyone the warm and fuzzies. The season seems to start earlier every year as there’s just so much fun to be had (and preparations to be made).
Even if your kids are older and some of the magic is gone, there are still plenty of ways to have some Christmas family fun that will make everyone smile! Here are some of our favorites – scroll down to find resources for them:
- Watch Christmas TV specials and movies
- Read Christmas books
- Bake or cook up some Christmas treats
- Look at some Christmas light displays
- Find the perfect Christmas present
- Try some Christmas crafts
Be sure to share your Holiday and Christmas family fun pictures with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram @JerseyFamilyFun! We want to see you decorating your trees, taking pictures with Santa, and moving your elf every night.
10 Ideas for Christmas Family Fun with kids
Watch Christmas TV Specials & Holiday TV movies with your kids.
Tis the season for family traditions, and one of them that so many of us enjoy is holiday movies for Family Movie Night. Check out our picks for the top 20 holiday movies for your next family movie night.
Jersey Family Fun’s listing of the best Christmas TV Specials for kids includes descriptions and a tv schedule for holiday movies, shows, and specials.
Read children’s books about Christmas.
- The Best Children’s Christmas Books
- Bear Stays Up For Christmas
- Dinosaur Christmas
- Eight Jolly Reindeer
Decorate the house with the kids
Elf on the Shelf ideas & inspiration
Is your scout elf one of your favorite parts of the Christmas season? Or is it a hassle that you need help with? We have your ideas on where to find him every day, and reasons you should welcome an elf into your home.
Cook up something yummy with these Christmas recipes.
- Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
- Snowball Cookies
- Cooking Cookies with the Kids – Another Great Christmas Tradition
- Minty M&M Holiday Cookies
Create Christmas Crafts to get into the spirit.
- Christmas Wreath Craft
- 3 EASY Crafts For a School Holiday Party
- Made with Love series ~ handmade gifts you & your kids can make
Make a new Christmas ornament.
- 10+ Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make
- Snowman Handprint Ornaments
- How to Make Christmas Splatter Paint Ornaments
- How To Make Your Own Ornaments with Salt Dough
Take up a new Christmas tradition.
- 32 Christmas Traditions to add to Your December Bucket List
- Christmas Traditions Ideas for Creating an Advent Calendar for Your Kids
Plan a Christmas Family Vacation with these resorts with Christmas attrations
- Make New Christmas Memories at Gaylord National Hotel ICE! Charlie Brown Christmas
- 8 Tips for the Best Disney World Christmas and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas
- Plan a Hersheypark Christmas
Gaze in wonder at Christmas lights without leaving your home.
Maybe it’s too cold outside. Maybe you don’t know where to go in your neighborhood to see Christmas lights. Don’t worry. We have you covered. Take a look at our 3 fun ways to see Christmas lights from anywhere.
Celebrating a New Jersey Christmas?
Let us help you have a great New Jersey Christmas with our Unwrap These Ideas for New Jersey Christmas Family Fun With Kids.
- New Jersey Christmas Lights Displays,
- New Jersey Christmas Events,
- Holiday Parades in New Jersey,
- New Jersey Christmas Tree Lightings,
- Where and How to Get Unique Santa Pictures in New Jersey,
- New Jersey Christmas Attractions,
- Meals with Santa Events in New Jersey,
- New Jersey Holiday Train Shows with Christmas Train Sets on Display,
- New Jersey Christmas Train Rides,
- New Jersey Festival of Trees,
- Live Nativity Scenes in New Jersey,
- New Jersey Christmas Tree Farms
- and Giftable Experiences in New Jersey.