The most wonderful time of the year: A parent's guide to a merry Christmas


With only a few days left to prepare for the big day, Christmas looms large. 

And despite it being an annual thing and all, managing all the festive joy can be exhausting.

Like most parents, you want to create the best memories for your kids. However, pulling it off while staying sane can be a skill in and of itself.

So we figured a guide to all things Christmas fun is in order.

From printable Christmas carols and easy-to-follow recipes to fun kids holiday events and DIY crafts, here's a round-up of everything you and your family will need to make this Christmas as special as ever. 

Gift ideas 

Christmas gifts

Our 2017 Christmas gift guide your kids will love!  

5 tips for buying your child toys this holiday season 

DIY Photo frames  

DIY holiday gifts 

How to make beeswax candles 

How to make fun plant pots 

DIY decorations

Festive events guide 

The most wonderful time of the year Christmas even

14 family events around SA to make this the best holiday ever! 

Sweet treats 

The most wonderful time of the year biscuits

WATCH: Creative Christmas cookie ideas to keep the kids occupied and your tummy full!  

The big Christmas biscuit bake-off 

At home festive fun 


Printables: Do you know your Christmas songs? (The lyrics to Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Let is Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas) 

Printables: Do you know your Christmas carols? (The lyrics of Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Once in Royal David's City) 

Best Christmas movies of all time  

6 great channels to get your kids off the couch this holiday  

15 South African children's books to bring calm during the holidays  

Surviving the holidays 


A survival guide to being home for the holidays 

To-you-for-me gifts and 4 other bad presents  

Teach your kids gratitude in 5 easy ways 

QUIZ: What kind of mom are you during the holidays?  

What do you love (or hate) about Christmas with the family? Comment below. 

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