The Christmas Eve box may just be my favorite holiday tradition for kids.

It is something that my family used to do when I was growing up, and now we continue the tradition with our kids.

Christmas Eve Box

For this holiday tradition, you'll first need a box. Any box will do -- I found a pretty gift box this year, but in the past, we've used old shipping boxes or even t-shirt boxes.

Inside, pack items that will help you have a fun Christmas Eve! Here's what we put in ours:

  • Holiday pajamas
  • Stuffed animal
  • Christmas book
  • Holiday movie
  • Popcorn
  • Hot Chocolate

Wrap up your box, add a cute tag, and put it under the tree!

I always looked forward to opening my Christmas Eve box as a kid. And I hope my son does, too!

What holiday traditions do you have?