Celebrating Baby’s 1st Christmas {Babies “R” Us $50 Giveaway}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 6, 2013

Baby’s First Christmas is a special time in a family’s life filled with memories, traditions, and photos. I remember our first Christmas as new parents… Ethan had just been released from the hospital and we were so happy to have our tiny babies home for this special Holiday!

Baby's 1st Christmas

On December 7th – thats TOMORROW – Babies “R” Us is hosting a fun in-store event. They are inviting fans to shop at their stores across the U.S. for gift ideas, holiday shopping tips, deals, giveaways and much more to help families with kids of all ages, especially those with newborns, get ready for the holidays. Parents can come and enjoy holiday festivities, giveaways & prizes, including a $10 Babies “R” Us gift card just for joining the fun! You don’t want to miss it!!

Maybe your family’s first Christmases were years ago, or perhaps this year will mark your baby’s first – either way, we want to hear about you and your family’s traditions and favorite memories of your kids’ first holiday! To help add to the fun, Babies “R” Us is offering one lucky reader a $50 Babies “R” Us gift card to help out with gift-giving this season.

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Mary Happymommy December 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I remember dressing up my son in a Santa outfit and taking pictures of him next to the Christmas tree.

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Kelly D December 7, 2013 at 12:48 am

Our tradition is my kids help me decorate the tree every year, and my memory is for my son’s first Christmas we took him out to visit my brother. He was only 3 months old and so cute.

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Sara Floyd December 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

This year will be my daughter’s first Chistmas! I hope we have a lot of traditions this year

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Stephanie Phelps December 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I remember my oldest sons first Christmas I was so excited and when the time came he only wanted to play with the boxes and paper! We let the kids open one present on Christmas eve and then in the ,morning I wake them up about 5 am to hot chocolate and very loud Christmas music!

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D SCHMIDT December 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm

My favorite memory is baking sugar cookies with my children over christmas and my youngest son trying to play with the tinsel.

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stephanie December 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

i loved seeing my daughter open gifts for the first time

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liz December 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Our first son was born in August through the gift of adoption. We had tried for many many years to have a child. This made that “first” Christmas our most memorable by far. Since then we have welcomed a daughter 2 years after in November…another son in August and another in March. So we have had a “first” 4 times so far:) Hoping for another “1st Christmas” next year;)

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Jessie C. December 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

The first holiday of our baby we celebrated with a huge family get-together and took tons of pictures.

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Margaret Smith December 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

We try to get our kids matching pajamas every Christmas, so on Christmas morning they look adorable.

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sara haaf December 7, 2013 at 8:53 pm

We make the same cookies every year and my son’s first xmas we spent with extended family and he was fascinated by the christmas lights.

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Elena December 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

for my baby’s first Christmas we took pictures with Santa and made a photo calendar

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Heather S December 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

baking cookies for santa

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Jessica To December 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm

We had my whole family over for my son’s first Christmas. He was more interested in watching his cousins than the presents.

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rich morris December 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

my kids love waking up everyday to see what trouble Elf on the Shelf got into :)

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Jessica December 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

Last year was my daughter’s first Christmas. She loved playing with wrapping paper and getting tastes of Christmas desserts.

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Pam O December 8, 2013 at 6:55 am

My son enjoyed the paper and ribbons more than the gifts on his first Christmas morning. He played with boxes and paper for hours.

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Adrienne Gordon December 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

we love caroling

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Cynthia C December 8, 2013 at 10:42 am

My kids had cute pj’s for their first Christmas.

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sara s December 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

We give an ornament on St Nicholas day. This is starting to be one of my favorite traditions.

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Kyl Neusch December 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

baking sugar cookies

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Ashley H December 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm

We get new PJ’s every year on Christmas Eve.

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Tabathia B December 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm

We usually video the girls every christmas and they build a gingerbread house

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Tari Lawson December 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm

We put the boys in the car, pop in a Christmas CD and go out looking at local light displays.
My son’s first Christmas, he played with the bows on the packages instead of his toys.

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rayraycartucci December 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

My Jack’s first Christmas was so special. His picture was on the front page of our towns paper. He was sitting in Santa’s lap. Now he won’t go near Santa…he is too scared. Last year when we took him to see Santa he said” no thanks I don’t need nothing” teehee.

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Janice Cooper December 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Going to my grandmothers house for dinner and opening gifts with the family

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Wild Orchid December 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

We love cooking and baking together!
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Nasreen December 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm

We always do Christmas Eve pjs and throw a carrot out for the reindeer :)
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Christine December 9, 2013 at 12:55 am

My favorite, and the funniest, was that my daughter was more interested in the bows than the actual gifts.
Thanks for the chance!

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Linda Stewart December 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Elf on The Shelf has become a loved tradition. I also take time to make a different fun treat with each of the boys. Patience is my virtue :)

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Tessy Alexander December 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Love to win!

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Heather Y December 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

It will be my daughter’s first Christmas this year, excited to make some memories!

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jennifer December 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Every year, we go to church on Christmas Eve with the whole family and then drink hot cocoa before bed. I think this year’s Christmas will be my favorite memory since my 1 year old will now be able to enjoy it with his older brother!

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Cynthia R December 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

got special ics done with santa and individually and bought a special first christmas ornament.

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rachel travis December 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

We sit around the tree CHristmas Eve and read the Christmas story from the Bible and drink hot chocolate!

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Rebecca Parsons December 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Our favorite tradition is sharing cookie recipes and bringing them all together for everyone to have some of each. And the family gets together and celebrate’s Jesus’ birthday!

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beth shepherd December 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

We have a tradition to make candy and cookies with the kids every year. I love putting on their first Christmas outfit and taking lots of pics.

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Michelle Weaver December 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm

We like to frost sugar cookies together!

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Erica Chao December 10, 2013 at 12:10 am

Each time we bring home a new baby we buy a new ornament to commemorate the first holiday.
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Melissa M December 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

Every year we get the kids new pjs, new movie, and a new blanket and let them open it on Christmas Eve.

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Karine December 10, 2013 at 2:16 am

Preparing cookies and eggnog for Santa

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April Brenay December 10, 2013 at 3:08 pm

we always do new pjs on christmas eve

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Kathleen Fitzsimmons December 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

This is my sons first christmas. I cant wait to see his face light up.

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Krista December 11, 2013 at 2:04 am

We do a pretty simple Christmas and spend it mostly with family. To be honest I don’t really remember any of my kids’ “first” Christmas except I have this one photo of my second child on his knees staring in wonder at an ornament on the tree (at my mom’s where he could actually reach it) and it’s so precious! He was 9 months old at the time.
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Tiffany Dustin December 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I love making homemade ornaments with my boys

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Alycia December 11, 2013 at 11:31 pm

We always put up the tree and decorations the Saturday after Thanksgiving, go to the same family’s house every year for Christmas Eve, and Christmas morning have a late brunch! It’s so much fun to have so much family time.

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Brittney House December 12, 2013 at 6:20 pm

For my son’s first Christmas I took him to Santa for pictures. We also like to host talent shows every Christmas when the family comes together.

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Monique Rizzo December 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm
Jennifer Marie December 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

My son had more fun playin with the wrapping paper than his presents on his first Christmas.

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Amanda Sakovitz December 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

We took a lot of photos

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Thomas Murphy December 12, 2013 at 9:15 pm

My favorite memory of my son’s fist Christmas was taking him to see Santa.

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Nadine L December 13, 2013 at 12:37 am

Our biggest tradition is going to my aunt’s house for a big family get together on Christmas Eve. My Mom had 17 brothers and sisters , so between the, their spouses, kids, grandkids etc… it’s always a huge turnout and lots of fun

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joni December 13, 2013 at 5:03 am

On Christmas morning we put a lit candle in a cupcake, place it in front of the manger and sing Happy Birthday to baby Jesus.

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Tanya White December 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

Every year We let our kids open one gift on Christmas eve night.

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Susan Smith December 13, 2013 at 10:32 am

On Christmas Eve we drive around looking at Christmas lights and then come home and drink eggnog

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Heather B December 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

We open up on present on Christmas Eve, a new set of pajamas already washed and ready to go. We then watch a movie on the couch as a family in our new pajamas with some hot cocoa and popcorn!

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jaimee wood December 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

our favorite tradition is driving up to the snow each year and cutting down our Christmas tree and then playing. This year, we brought friends and had even more fun.

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Katherine December 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I remember my 3 year old trying to wake up his baby sister on her first Christmas morning. She didn’t care, but he was so cute!!

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Beth Klocinski December 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I loved opening the baby’s first ornament from mom. We still put it on the tree.

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Christine Mayfield December 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Our family tradition is to let the kids decorate sugar cookies. They get to put as much icing on as they want and it is always fun to watch their creations

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Stephanie Larison December 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

We have both sides of the family come over for a nice big dinner, then open presents. Tons of pics are taken, I definitely want to hold onto those memories, and I love to scrapbook, so they’ll be remembered forever. They sure don’t stay little very long.

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Paula Tavernie December 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Our tradition is we each get to open one gift from under the tree! I remember when my kids were younger they had a smile on their face that would make my heart glow!! We are excited about starting our tradition with my grandson! We have also started the Elf tradition with the grandbabies this year!!

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Francine Anchondo December 13, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Christmas eve pizza and when i dress my son up for the first time to see santa

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brittney December 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

We really don’t have any traditions, unless you count decorating the tree togehter.

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Theresa December 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Going to grandma’s for dinner and Santa (grandpa) stops in for a visit.
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S. Whittle December 13, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Wrapping the Christmas gifts

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