For as long as I can remember, my mom has given us new jammies on Christmas Eve to wear for Santa. I always loved the tradition of opening that first gift. Now that I have my own kids, I wanted to continue creating Christmas traditions, but with a twist. Last year we opened our Christmas jammies the day we put our tree up so we could enjoy them all December long. This year, we kicked it up a notch. We opened up our jammies on December 1st, but I added some Disney Holiday Classics to the mix.
I also made my own advent calendar for the kids to use every year, so our new official tradition is starting our advent calendar and opening our Christmas jammies. I love the idea of giving them Christmas movies too. We’ve already watched Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Winnie the Pooh’s Christmas countless times.
I found these fabulous jammies at Gymboree the other day, well, they call the Gymmies, so let’s call them fabulous Gymmies. The cotton flannel is so thick and soft, and I’m cracking up over the sheep. And the best part? I was able to get them for all three kids. That’s one of the things I love about Gymboree, it’s a great place for me to find coordinating outfits for all three of my kids, at pretty good prices (love their sales!)
Now, I’m going to be honest here, it’s REALLY hard to get a photo of ALL of my kids in their jammies. Like nearly impossible. It was blogger outtakes here. Quirky looks from Quincy, blurs from Sebby, even Edison joined in the shenanigans. I can assure you, all very normal around here.
I was determined though, to get a photo of my kids in their adorable Christms Gymmies. Easier said then done. Until I thought of the ultimate bribe. Visiting Santa. It worked.
Auburn Super Mall, which is about an hour south of us has an amazing Santa’s Workshop. They have a special day for children with special needs to come visit the big man in the red suit. It’s simply wonderful, and for the first time, I think Sebby really connected with Santa (after the pictures were taken Santa and Sebby were playing on his iPad, I wish I had a photo of it)
It’s no doubt that creating Christmas traditions is one of the best things about being a kid. Check out this adorable video from Gymboree.
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You can also pick up your own copies of Disney Christmas Classics on Amazon. (Big Thank you to Disney for sending them to us!)