5 Christmas morning must haves

Christmas morning must haves? Read about it in this post sponsored by Mirum.

I’m so impressed by the parents that have it all together at Christmas time. They get tickets to the Nutcracker before it sells out. They bake dozens of cookies and treats to give out to their neighbors. These parents even find the time to decorate gingerbread houses with their kids and send out Christmas cards.

That is so not me.

Even before I had two children, I was always a little behind the ball when it came to the holiday season. Up until about a year ago, I would do all of my shopping for gifts on Christmas Eve! It’s not that I don’t love the season. I really, really do. I’m a little scatterbrained. Stuff slips my mind sometimes. What can I say?

Now that I have kids, Christmas morning holds a lot more weight. I want my children to have fun and know that the day is special. While I still haven’t mastered getting cards out before the new year, I do have a master list of must-haves that help me make sure Christmas morning goes smooth and is enjoyable for everyone.

5 Christmas Morning Must Haves

1. Ingredients for breakfast

Most grocery stores and restaurants are closed on Christmas day. Unless you want a bunch of hungry kids screaming in the middle of your kitchen, make sure to stock up on breakfast supplies before Christmas morning.

2. Charged phone

There are so many photo worthy moments on Christmas morning! Don’t forget to plug your phone up the night before so you’ll be ready to capture all of the sweet memories. Also, on Christmas, some people actually use the telephone to CALL people. Have your phone charged so you can catch up with your loved ones who are calling to wish you a Merry Christmas.

3. Batteries

Even though we aren’t a family that goes overboard with gifts, the gifts that my children do get, I want them to be able to play with them. My husband is great about checking out toys and making sure we have the right batteries on hand. Energizer MAX batteries last and protect against leaks for up to two years after they’re used. They hold their power for up to 10 years in storage! The best part for parents who need batteries for toys is that AA and AAA sizes are now their #1 longest-lasting MAX™ batteries.

Double-check the size of battery you need, and stock up on Energizer MAX while there’s a special on them at Walmart. You’ll get a $5 eGift Card with a $15 Energizer battery purchase. You’ll also be entered to win the value of your Walmart receipt after you upload it. Head into Walmart from December 4th to December 16th t earn Kicks on their Shopkick app from your Energizer purchase.

4. Extra gifts for visitors

You never know who’s going to stop by the house on Christmas morning, so it’s nice to have a few small gifts around. Most adults don’t mind if you don’t have anything for them, but it’s always sweet to see little kid visitors opening up a present.

5. A chill attitude

Y’all—it’s Christmas. You’re spending time with your family. You’re drinking hot cocoa and eating breakfast casserole. Relax. If you forget something, it’s not the end of the world. If your kids have a tantrum, tune them out. Turn on some Christmas music, put on your fuzzy robe, and remember the reason for the season.