I know this seems early but it seems that however early the planning begins still I am not ready to pull it all off.
Our Advent ritual involves special things Zoe and I do together for 25 evenings before Solstice (bake cookies, make cards, make a balsam reef, make truffles, go and see holiday lights at the park, make a ginger bread house, make ornaments, decorate the tree, each chose and buy a special ornament that represents out year, sing carols, creating an edible bird house, make a mantel snow village, and read a different holiday book per night etc). For one of those nights we have a hot cocoa and video night ......I am looking for recommendations.....Here is what we have watched so far
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Ezra Jack Keats' The Little Drummer Boy... and 4 More Holiday Stories and the Bonus one of the 4 more is "The Tomten" By Astrid Lindgren one of our all time favs books!!
I am trying to decide which movie we will watch this year. What are your families favorite holiday movies? (Zoe is 4 and has not watched a lot mainstream movies) Have any of your seen either of the following?
A Child's Christmas in Wales
The Original Television Christmas Classics (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty the Snowman / Frosty Returns / The Little Drummer Boy) (1969)
As soon as I get the books down from the attic I will list our Advent reading for this year. I know that Simmy over at Echoes of a Dream began a flickr group Christmas Books for Children