Getting the Family Involved in Preparing and Cooking Christmas Dinner

Christmas is one of those special times of year that really brings family members together.  We all want to be closer to our loved ones, and when Christmas rolls around and the magic is in the air, you will find that everyone wants to be involved. 


If you are looking to make the most of this seasonal good mood, you will find that allowing the family to take part in cooking the Christmas dinner is a great start.  Sure, everyone will be dining together, but why not let everyone help prepare, cook, and serve Christmas dinner as well?

No matter how large or small your kitchen may be, there is always room for the entire family to help with Christmas dinner.  Whether it is something as simple as opening the rolls and arranging them on the baking sheet, stirring pie fillings, or making cranberry sauce, there is a job that every member of the family can do. 


Pouring drinks at the table or serving dessert can also be a great job for slightly older children.  Christmas dinner is a great way to bring the family together, and participation should certainly be encouraged, even among the littlest ones at the table!

Whenever you allow the children to have a role in making Christmas dinner, it can be a great bonding experience as well as a point of pride for them.  Let the little ones add ingredients to your dishes after you have measured them, or pass the stirring spoon so that they can mix the stuffing together.  When everyone takes part in preparing and cooking Christmas dinner, it becomes even more special for everyone involved.

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