#12: Tell the kids that Santa prefers beer and a clean room on Christmas Eve.
Because things get ugly fast when kids are bored.
Looking for fresh ideas for family time? Check the activities we've been doing -- and try a thing or two on our list.
#5. Be popcorn scientists.
I seriously hope I don't see these cringe-worthy children's costumes this year.
These games are so fun you won't hear from your kids for hours. OK, we can't actually promise that -- but here's to hoping!