December 6th marks the feast of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. St. Nick visits our home the eve of Dec 6th and fills our stockings with goodies, chocolate coins, [and sometimes reindeer poop (chocolate covered raisins) or coal]. It's much more linked with the original story of St. Nick who filled the stockings of 3 girls with coins. We do this on his feast day rather than Santa on Christmas Eve - a day to celebrate Jesus' Birthday.
In the past, we've had one special chair that we all take a picture in, holding our stockings. It's fun to watch the babies outgrow the stocking! We've also set up a Jesse Tea Party to read bible stories with themed food. And of course the Christmas Tree and Advent Wreath are all ready the weekend after Thanksgiving.
We will also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and candy canes while we watch Veggie Tales' St. Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. Amongst other winter and Christmas movies in our DVD collection and Netflix instant que! We may also color advent sheets from Holy Heroes Advent Adventure.