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Traditions - Those of you who buy your kids pj's for christmas eve...

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Phoenix Sat 25-Oct-08 21:05:43

Who do they think bring them?

I want to start this tradition with ds (2.8). I have always got pj's for christmas and for the last 2 christmas's have bought some for ds but it never occured to me to wrap them to wear on christmas eve. I need a good story to tell him

bozza Sat 25-Oct-08 21:08:10

I just tell them they are from me and Daddy to make them look nice because Father Christmas is coming. Although I slip them, wrapped, into their beds/underwear drawer while they are in the bath. Then "go get your pjs".... But seen as that is all that is from Daddy and me it is fair enough.

SqueakyPop Sat 25-Oct-08 21:09:01

We buy PJs for Christmas Eve. We do not go along with the FC myth. It is us, the parents, that buy them, along wiht all the other Christmas presentes.

We can easily justify new PJs with renewal.

MrsGhost Sat 25-Oct-08 21:12:28

What we do is this. I have everything done for the 23rd. On the 24th we go for a walk in the woods and collect holly etc, and make a xmas floral decorations and then have a big meal about 2 then we bake and decorate biscuits and mince pies, go to an early evening mass(priest always says hi even though we only go once a year) and after that dh and I give them the PJ's as our present to them, bath PJ's and biscuit and hot drink in front of the TV, bed. We told our kids that we brought them PJ's and santa brings the rest.

ravenAK Sat 25-Oct-08 21:14:13

I do the new PJs thing, but it's never occurred to me it needed a 'cover story'!

They are just produced on Xmas Eve along with the mince pie & Scotch for FC, carrot for Rudolf...grin

The dc have usually already been given presents by CM a few days before, which they open with her, & they usually get presents from FIL when we go to visit somewhere between Boxing Day & they just assume that Xmas = several days of new stuff.

Phoenix Sat 25-Oct-08 21:19:14

lol at cover story

I've seen a few posts on here about elves or Jack Frost bringing them and just thought it'd be nice to have a story.

Santa doesn't bring all ds' presents just some of them. That's what my parents did with me so i could thank my relatives for their gifts.

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 25-Oct-08 21:20:10

What a lovely idea.

mumto2andnomore Sat 25-Oct-08 21:35:09

We put them on their beds so they find them at bedtime, act all surprised and say that Santa must have brought them. My children were 8 and 4 last year and believed this,no question. Primark do some lovely PJs very cheaply.

MrsGhost Sat 25-Oct-08 21:40:37

Oh no, I meant santa brings everything WE buy. The rest comes from our family, as I am a great believer in thankyou cards.

swedishmum Sun 26-Oct-08 00:23:50

Mine are older and know that mum is on the lookout for red PJs - will get them early this tear as we;re going to Lapland. Everyone has to wear red. Dds 1 and 2 got theirs today - they are still excited.

swedishmum Sun 26-Oct-08 00:24:42

They are teenagers btw and the tradition has s!tuck

eidsvold Sun 26-Oct-08 00:30:16

our dds get their new christmas pjs to wear christmas night and they usually are in their stocking.

nappyaddict Sun 26-Oct-08 00:31:53

mumto2 - why would santa come once just to bring pjs and then come later on and bring the rest of the pressies though?

PortAndDemon Sun 26-Oct-08 01:54:37

Poor time management skills?

goodasgold Sun 26-Oct-08 01:15:08

Poor Santa! Wouldn't like to see his end of year apparaisal.

mumto2andnomore Sun 26-Oct-08 09:49:08

He is on his way to deliver pressies to children in different parts of the world-obviously ! Think I may have gullible children though...

foxinsocks Sun 26-Oct-08 09:51:06

me and dh

got the John Lewis ones for them last year, they were lovely. Had penguins and snowmen on but were that lovely soft cotton.

ended up treating myself to some rather nice PJs too so winners all round grin

HellboundNinkynork Sun 26-Oct-08 10:49:42

Last year "someone" rang the doorbell while DD (7) was getting out of the bath leaving the package on the doorstep for us to discover. DH swears he saw a little elf skipping away.

She's having major doubts about Santa this year so I'm glad I did something like that even if it was a bit naff blush

wilbur Sun 26-Oct-08 10:52:38

Ous dcs know that some of their presents come from FC and that some are from us, or Granny and grandpa, aunts etc, so giving pjs on Xmas eve has never been a problem.

nappyaddict Sun 26-Oct-08 11:02:07

just doesn't make sense that santa would come twice!

LostProphet Sun 26-Oct-08 11:04:15

santa brings some stuff, parents give the rest.

i dunno why I'm stickin my oar in though - I don't do xmas eve pjs blush we have a book for Yule, but that is from mummy because it is me who does Yule.

CharleeInChains Sun 26-Oct-08 11:50:32

We stage a phonecall from FC to tell us to get the kids there special present out (i.e the pj's)
Then we tell them that fc wants them to wear them so he knows where to deliver the rest of the pressies to. they are 2 and 4 so they think its magical. grin a

ElviraInanEcup Sun 26-Oct-08 12:08:06

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expatinscotland Sun 26-Oct-08 12:14:11

mine know they are from Mummy.

i wrap them and it's the package they get to open on Xmas Eve.

elsiepiddock Sun 26-Oct-08 12:18:31

We do this on Christmas Eve(thought it was just us!).

They are just a treat from mum and dad and dcs put them on for photo under the tree.

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