We read not one, not two, not three but FOUR books on various festive themes, from Maisy's Christmas Tree to the Noisy Book of Christmas, the hilarious Santa's Beard and Whizzy Santa (where Santa drives around on a magic scooter and, in our version, crashes with a toy school bus from the resource room we were in).
The babies loved listening to the Christmassy sounds, 'driving' the scooter book (it comes with cardboard wheels!) and wearing Santa's facial hair!
Inspired by Maisy and her friends we then decorated our own Christmas trees with sticky maize (aka Magic Nuudles or Amazing Maize, etc.). Aren't they pretty?
As promised, the links to festive songs and videos!
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - The Muppets Christmas Song
You're a mean one, Mr Grinch (Original 1966 Version)
Watch the Snowman, based on the book by Raymond Briggs
For an amazing display of lights, check out Trista Lights 2016 Christmas Light Show - Featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight.
And for something closer to home, watch this short video of the Wild Lights festival in Dublin Zoo, or get there yourself if you can!