The solution? A holiday snack of hot chocolate with marshmallows, candy canes, and cookies.
Last, but not least, I prepared gift boxes with little Christmas prizes (stamps, plastic rings, pencils, candy, etc). The students pulled numbers out of a stocking to determine which gift box they would open to select a Christmas prize.
All in all, I think our little Christmas party was time well spent enjoying Christmas snacks and seasonal literature.
If you are looking for holiday book suggestions for your children or students, check out "20 Magical Children's Christmas Books to Read Aloud." This list contains some of my personal favorites, but also a few new ones in which I am interested as well.