Last year my friend Paula made the kiddos a Santa Advent calendar. They were excited to bring it out again this year to see which activities had been stuffed into the pockets.
This year, I tried to make the activities easier on all of us. We started off with holiday puzzles, and followed up with holiday movie night, hanging lights, bubble baths, and making snow (science experiement). Outside activities (like Cocoa with Claus, Breakfast with Santa, Nutcracker, Zoolights) count as the activity for the day. Last year, I kept the at home separate and it made me more frazzled than usual.
I'm excited for Write the holiday letter and Mail holiday cards. Not sure the boys are though!