Sleepover by the Christmas tree
If your family celebrates with a Christmas tree, this can be a super-fun one. Your kids do need to be a certain age, but a sleepover by the Christmas tree can be magical. Once kids reach age 7 or 8, they should be able to handle it this successfully. You can use blow-up mattresses or their own kid-size mattress pulled from their room. Parents can snuggle in with the kids, or claim seniority and stake out the couch. This is one sleepover the kids will likely remember for years.