Christmas Pajamas: Are They A Tradition For Your Family?

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - December 18, 2013

Every family has special Christmas traditions that they look forward to every year. Some families cut down their own trees, others decorate their homes with lights, some light special candles and some buy new Christmas pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. If Christmas pajamas aren’t already a tradition for your family, there are several reasons you should consider making them one.

Matching Christmas pajamas can add a feeling of togetherness for your family. Even if parents do not want to wear them, siblings may enjoy matching for the night and next morning. Children may enjoy picking out their Christmas pajamas every year or being surprised to see the new ones they receive.

Still not convinced that dressing in plaid is right for your family? Think about the money you would save on Christmas photos. Sure you can pay a professional photographer hundreds of dollars to pose your family into awkward poses in front of cliche backgrounds, but why not go for a more natural alternative. Gather your family in front of the Christmas tree or fireplace on Christmas morning while wearing your matching pajamas and capture the memories of Christmas. You can even use your Christmas pajama photo on next year’s Christmas card.

One of the best reasons to make Christmas pajamas part of your holiday tradition is that they allow parents or grownups to be part of the magic of Christmas. When children see their parents picking out pajamas to match them and taking part in the holidays on their level, they feel a special bond and will look forward to doing the same thing every year until they grow up and pass the tradition down to their own children,

So go ahead and buy those matching red and green pajamas, leave your hair messy in the morning and have some relaxing Christmas fun that will possibly turn into a much anticipated Christmas tradition for your family. Remember, the family that dresses in matching pajamas together stays together.

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Ellisha Rader ManneringEllisha is a writer, wife, and mommy to Cyrus and Milo. She enjoys fishing, hiking, being outdoors, shopping, traveling with her family and teaching baton twirling. Follow her on Twitter @lishann

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