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12 Days of Fun (and Cheap!) Christmas Activities for Families

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Play in the Snow


If you have white Christmases in your area, this idea might go without saying. But we can all use a little reminder to get outdoors and play — especially when the winter chill sets in. Remember all the things you did in the snow as a kid (pre-video games!), such as building a snowman or fort, making snow angels, and going sledding or ice skating. There's something more magical about outdoor winter play around Christmastime, so get your clan off the couch!

Next: Bake Christmas Cookies

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