Holiday Family Night Ideas

oasted_pecan_chickenThere’s no doubt that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. But even with all the shopping and prep work that needs to be done, the parties and get-togethers you plan to attend, it’s important to spend some time relaxing with your family.

Try making our Toasted Pecan Chicken with Mashed Potatoes for savory comfort food the whole family will love. Then whip up some hot chocolate and pick out a favorite holiday movie for a relaxing family movie night. Need movie ideas? Here’s a list of classic family Christmas movies, so you can pick just the right one.

Check the newspaper for local productions of holiday plays and ballets. This is a great opportunity for your kids to enjoy a form of entertainment they might not otherwise experience. Kids of all ages will enjoy watching The Nutcracker and children’s theaters, matinees or dress rehearsals are often more affordable for a family outing.

Go see the lights! Scout out a neighborhood with lots of holiday decorations, then pack up the kids and a thermos of hot chocolate, and take a drive to see the light displays. Check to see if your town has a tree lighting ceremony. This could be a fun, free event to kick off your holidays.

Ask your kids for ideas – they might surprise you with some fun activities they’d like to do as a family this holiday season!