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(To those that celebrate)…a special gift for you!!

And if you don’t celebrate…A special treat for you too!! 
Many of the things discussed can work on non-holiday occasions too!

The Moms discuss how they like to de-stress during the holiday season, and share some of their family’s holiday traditions.

Watch a favorite Christmas movie: (as needed, or 1 or 2 nightly!)

  • Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Rudolph
  • Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Elf
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Miracle on 34th St (original black/white)
  • A Christmas Story (Peter Bilingsley)
  • Scrooge (the musical with Albert Finney)
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • The Santa Clause (all 3)
  • Christmas Chronicles (new favorite)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Polar Express
  • White Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original)
  • One Magic Christmas

Listen to favorite Christmas music:

  • John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
  • The Kingston Trio: The Last Month of the Year
  • A Very Special Christmas 1 & 2
  • Glee Christmas albums
  • Manheim Steamroller Christmas albums
  • Christmas with the Rat Pack
  • Putumayo’s Christmas Around the World
  • Celtic Christmas
  • The Stars Come Out for Christmas
  • Amy Grant: Home for Christmas
  • Elmo & Patsy: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (the whole album!)

Other ideas this episode:

  • Eat comfort foods (Tina likes a piece of fudge at the bottom of her bowl of popcorn, a family tradition, Beckie likes hot cocoa.)
  • Go see Christmas lights.
  • Go for a drive in the country/visit nature.

What’s your favorite way of de-stressing? Let us know in the comments below!

And from our families to yours, we wish you all

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