Published on YourTango on 12/24/12
Kids and the twelve days of Christmas – turn stress to learning what’s behind Christmas traditions.
In society, Christmas begins earlier and earlier. In fact, it often starts before Advent even begins. In religious tradition, it actually starts on Christmas day and continues to be observed for twelve days until Epiphany (January 6th). This is also a time when children are often off from school which can lead to added stress in families. Here are twelve video clips that you can watch with your children during this time. As you do, you and your child(ren) will explore different aspects of the Christian meaning behind different Christian traditions. You may simply use the viewing as an activity to do each day or you may chose to do something together in response to what you have heard. However, you use these twelve steps, may they help you have peace in your family during this time.
Hopefully, this journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas has deepened your relationship with your children, your individual faiths and allowed you to have some fun together. In so doing, may you find wholeness and peace in your lives.