But I Want to Stay Awake and Listen for Father Christmas!

Put up your stocking, shore up reserves of milk and cookies, and drag down those boxes from the attic – it’s that time time of year again.

Christmas is a time for family, for relaxing and enjoying the company of those you love.  And as every parent knows, it’s also incredibly hard work that takes meticulous planning, budgets, proposals and problem resolutions, that shows off our business acumen and man-management skills.  Christmas really begins months in advance, and can be a daunting prospect!

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There’s present lists to sort out, and Christmas card lists to cover. Fixed the decorations and found all those faulty bulbs? Picked out a good tree and readied the perfect turkey? Once you’ve sorted out all the essentials, there’s still the task of putting the kids to bed (no mean feat in itself). With all that excitement and anticipation in the air, it can be next to impossible to get your wide-eyed little ones down on Christmas Eve. Remember staying awake straining to hear the sounds of little feet on the roof?

Tips and tricks to get your kids to sleep:

However, with the right preparations you’ll have that perfect Christmas morning that makes all the work worthwhile.

There are a few other handy tricks to ensure they’re out the way so Father Christmas can put the final finishing touches to the Christmas Eve preparations. Make sure you let them help out with decorations on Christmas Eve, and make sure they’re occupied and not over-stimulated right up until bedtime. A warm bath and warm milk will do the trick too, sending them into slumberland without any problems.

You might not be able to guarantee a white Christmas morning, but waking from a comfortable ottoman bed from

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