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Christmas Family Pajamas Tradition

Updated on October 14, 2016

Many families have a tradition of getting new pajamas or nightgowns every Christmas. These nighties are given on Christmas Eve, so they can be worn during the gift opening on Christmas morning.

You may have a tradition similar to this. Christmas traditions help bind the family together. Some industrious women enjoy making new pajamas for the holiday, or they can be purchased quite inexpensively.

When I was a child, one of the many highlights of the Christmas celebration at my grandparents house was when my cousins and I opened our matching Christmas pajamas.

We always put them on right away and wore them for the car ride home that night. You can make memories like these for your children and grandchildren.

Some families even extend the fun to the whole family with matching Christmas pajamas in sizes for everyone.

Little children, especially girls, love to receive cozy pajamas as gifts for Christmas and other special occasions.

Little girls can dream blissfully through the night, wearing nighties that have their favorite fun character on the front, or in a pretty feminine nightgown in their favorite colors.

They feel comforted and special as they remember the person who gave them their favorite sleepwear.

During the warmer nights (like here in Hawaii), light cotton nightgowns are an excellent choice. For those cooler evenings, cozy pajamas made of plush cotton or fleece material, with longer sleeves and higher collars are an excellent choice.

Frilly, smocked, or lacy nightgowns in comfortable cottons can make a little girl feel just like a princess. Young girls especially like specialty characters from fairy tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Dora the Explorer, Ariel and Cinderella on their nightwear.Little boys love Handy Manny, Thomas the Train, Diego and other Nickelodeon characters.

Snuggly pajamas can be also be loads of fun with cartoon prints or in bold sassy patterns. To get a thoughtful gift for that special little girl or boy that will be appreciated for many nights to come, a pajama set or personalized sleepwear is perfect.

It is a lot of fun for the children to see their parents dressed up in footed, matching, embroidered, personalized, and sometimes tacky Christmas pajamas. It would even be fun to have a family picture taken at that time with everyone in matching pjs. Just think of the impression you will make on friends and family!

Some families give sleepwear as a gift on Christmas Eve. It can make for a very festive occasion. Very fun memories to hold on to for years to come.

If the husband is not so keen on wearing footed pajamas, you could get him a handsome looking robe or some lounge pants.

Some may call it quaint, and some may call it corny, but for may families it is a time honored tradition - not to be broken.

Do you have a tradition that includes Christmas pajamas in your family?

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  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    You could buy ones that you can wear all season. Then put them away until it gets cool again. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season amber.

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    8 years ago

    I think it is a great idea but theres 6 of us and that's pretty costly!Do you guys buy christmas pjs or just regular?

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    So glad you liked it and I would love to hear how it turns out for you MarieAlice.

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    Maria Alicia Cardenas 

    9 years ago from Spain

    nice hub, and what a great idea!!! i will do that this christmas...

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you liked it Youngcurves19. I appreciate that.

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    9 years ago from Hawaii

    Elayne-this is such an awesome hub! and the pajamas thing is a GREAT idea and gave me a great idea for a Hub too! Thanks so much i voted up, useful, awesome and beautiful!

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    My children have kept this tradition with their kids, and my grandchildren really enjoy it. Thanks for commenting pmccray.

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    9 years ago from Utah

    This is a tradition worth starting or keeping. Thanks for sharing.

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for your comments LianaK. It is a great tradition.

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    9 years ago

    Yay for pajamas! :). I love this tradition. We have done it every year and my daughter really looks forward to dressing up in her new pajamas every Christmas eve! :)

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks rui paiva - so right - a fireplace really sets the mood, doesn't it. So cozy.

    Thanks Hello, hello! Glad that you think so.

    That is great, Lady Guinevere - sounds so much fun having a different theme each year for your pjs.

    That would be great thoughtforce if you do it in Sweden. Robes are great too for the grownups. So glad that you liked it.

    Me too, mynameisnotpaul. Christmas is really a magical time. Five of my grandchildren and coming from Utah to be with us for Christmas, so it will be very special.

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    9 years ago from Kentuckeh'

    yes, warm pajamas remind me a lot of of Christmas. It's such a magical time! Great idea for a hub with the holidays just around the corner!

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    Christina Lornemark 

    9 years ago from Sweden

    This seems like a wonderful tradition! Sadly we don't have nothing like this in Sweden. And here we really should, in this cold climate in Christmas time! Maybe I will try it this year! But when I think of my husband, I think we go for the robs instead! Thanks for sharing!

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    Debra Allen 

    9 years ago from West By God

    We do! Last year it was dog print PJ's and the year before it was Snowman print and they are all in Flannels. We wear them for the gift opening ceremonies and unless we go out visiting we wear them all day.

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    Hello, hello, 

    9 years ago from London, UK

    Very cute idea and practical. Well done.

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    rui paiva 

    9 years ago from Somewhere in the world

    Excellent hub. For these and other family traditions that Christmas is so wonderful. And the idea of spending the nights around Christmas in a family environment with a fireplace, dressed in pajamas is very comforting.

  • elayne001 profile imageAUTHOR


    9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you heart4theword. Yes, the holidays are fast approaching. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    9 years ago from hub

    Nice warm pajama's, are sure nice in the winter:) Great thought for gift giving, it will be here soon enough! Sounds like a fun tradition, for your family:)


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