It’s the night before Christmas and… oh, no! How will you get everything done before your little elves wake up on Christmas morning? Use iMOM’s Christmas Eve checklist to make your Christmas morning merry and bright.
Moms know smooth mornings happen by preparing the night before and Christmas is no exception, so we thought of everything you need to do to make sure presents are ready, food is prepped, and Santa feels welcomed. If you’re scanning our Christmas Eve checklist and realize you’re missing something, don’t panic. We came prepared. We can’t produce a pack of double-A batteries for you, but we do have a link to 10 classic Christmas stories the whole family will enjoy reading together. They are free to download. And our Christmas Story printable is perfect if you don’t have a bible or want to put a fun spin on the story of the birth of Jesus.
If you don’t finish everything on the list, it’s okay. Christmas won’t self-destruct just because you don’t have the casserole ready right when Grandma and Grandpa arrive. The goal of the Christmas Eve checklist is to get the essentials done and to be able to look at the other things that could make your Christmas morning a little easier. If your family doesn’t put out cookies for Santa, don’t sweat it!
But do be sure to take a deep breath at the end of the night. Spend time thinking about how special these years are and say a prayer of gratitude for your children and their sense of wonder. These years go by so quickly and before you know it, you’ll be dragging your kids out of bed to come open presents. While Christmas Eve is exhausting (and Christmas Day is exhausting plus some), moms wouldn’t have it any other way!