REDISCOVER
THE MAGIC

"“Shhh, Mary!” Your baby sister stops talking and the rustling sounds from the kitchen become clearer. For a few minutes you just lie there, listening. “What is that?!” A delectable smell lures you out of your warm beds. Small feet rapidly cross the cold floor. It’s mom. She’s making gingerbread. December is finally here!

It is the small things that make Christmas magical – and grow to become traditions. What will you pass on to the children in your family?

A child's perspective

Sometimes grown-ups are so busy being busy that they forget what Christmas is really about. Luckily the children remember. Here’s your chance to rediscover Christmas. Through the eyes of children.

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    My best Christmas was when I was 3 years old and got a huge stuffed pony that I could sit on.

    - Sadie, 9 years old

  • What do you always do during Christmas time?

    When it rains and thunders, then me and mom and dad hang out together and eat cookies.

    - Jayden, 4 years old

  • What does it mean to have a good time?

    That's when you play nice.

    - Adrian, 4 years old

  • Why do we celebrate Christmas?

    Because it snows.

    - Oliver, 4 years old

  • Why do we celebrate Christmas?

    To be able to play outside in the snow and build snowmen and go sledding... and have snowball fights! You should never forget snowball fights.

    - Elisabeth, 5 years old

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    My best Christmas was when I got LEGO and Uncle Martin helped me put it together.

    - Adam, 6 years old

  • What do you always do during Christmas time?

    We only eat food and play in the snow. Sometimes we also go outside when there's no snow.

    - Nathaniel, 5 years old

  • Why do we celebrate Christmas?

    Because we celebrate that Jesus was born. We celebrate Jesus because he was such a kind person. And then we give presents to make other people happy.

    - Kaelyn, 9 years old

  • What is the best thing about December?

    Waking up to the smell of pine in the days leading up to Christmas.

    - Callie, 9 years old

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    All Christmas Eves have been the best.

    - Jacob, 4 years old

  • What do you always do during Christmas time?

    We make Christmas presents and have lots and lots of secrets.

    - Oscar, 8 years old

  • Why do we celebrate Christmas?

    Otherwise you only get birthday presents, and then there's too much time before you get gifts again. And there should also be snow.

    - Joshua, 4 years old

  • What is the best thing about December?

    What is December? I like everything about Christmas. I like when there is snow outside, and you come in and watch television and fireworks.

    - William, 4 years old

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    I haven't had a best Christmas. They're all equally good! You can't say any of them have been bad.

    - Grace, 5 years old

  • What do you always do during Christmas time?

    We hang ornaments, and I'm looking forward to that! I also help mom.

    - Benjamin, 4 years old

  • What is the best thing about December?

    That you can have snowball fights and build snowmen. Christmas projects at school. Hot chocolate at home

    - Sophia

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    Santa Claus came to my Grandpa's house. He was flying in his sleigh with the reindeer in front, and Rudolph was in the middle.

    - Liam, 3 years old

  • What do you like most about Christmas?

    When you sit on the couch and wait to get gifts, and you see the others getting their gifts. And you get a hug when you give a good gift!

    - Katherine, 9 years old

  • What is the best thing about December?

    The best thing about December is checking the Advent calendar every morning.

    - Zoe, 9 years old

  • Which was your best Christmas ever?

    Last Christmas was the best because I got a phone. The others weren't bad… but that one was just 5% better.

    - Sebastian, 8 years old

Make every day magical

Christmas lasts until Twelve tide – but it begins on the first day of December, so why not make each day count? Decorate December with the symbols of Christmas - set the table with Star Fluted Christmas.

Share a Christmas tradition
- and win

What do you wish to pass on to the children in your family? Share your most important Christmas tradition – and win the two novelties in the Star Fluted Christmas series. On each advent we will find a new winner – just open the calendar window to see the winning words.

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

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Answers

  • Alexandra Jensen

    To decorate at the 1.advent. To set up the tree, find all the decorations in the cellar and admire all the stuff we bought over the years. Remembering where we got them from. We try to combine the Danish & German traditions to our own special Christmas tradition. We all love this special season of year!

  • Camilla Nordquist

    When we decorate the christmas tree with the new ornaments that we have bought on trips to places that are special to us and remember all the fun things we have done during the year.

  • Joanne Kelly

    Going to see Its a Wonderlife Life in an old theatre with my husband. Weve had the same tradition every year since we met and visit different old cinemas across the UK, its so romantic and reminds you how important family and friends are, Merry Christmas x

  • Beatrice

    My favourite Christmas tradition is taking a walk with the whole family after the Christmas dinner. Then we walk around in our neighbourhood, which is always beautifully decorated with Christmas ornaments and lights.

  • Jane

    What I love most about Christmas is spending time with my family. Having those special days where we all have time to relax, spend time together and eat lots of delicious Christmas delicacies.

  • Marc

    My favorite Christmas tradition is eating pancakes and opening presents Christmas morning with my wife and our two kids.

  • Mia

    Listening and dancing to Christmas songs with my youngest daugther!

  • John

    I love to pick out the Christmas tree with my wife and our two sons. Then we all go down to the market and pick out the best looking tree, and afterwards we all go home and make hot cocoa.