Posted August 22nd, 2004, 02:05 PM
We took an Australia vacation at Christmas on year. Grandted, our kids were a month shy of 5 and 3 (not 6 and 3) but close enough.
We just 'moved' christmas. We were lucky that my daughter didnt have a grasp of the calendar yet so the morning of our flight, Santa came....we then ran to DD's Christmas Program at school and off to the plane. It was nice to have the new things for the flight.
On Christmas day, there was no question because all december long people are saying "merry Christmas" and all so there was no change in the day.
I will recommend NOT bringing wrapped gifts on your plane. They will be opened. Plus, if you are picked for search and your kids are there, they might see the stash.
You can make a fuss about 'calling' santa to schedule and early delivery. You can even get creative and make up a fake 'confirmation notice' to come in the mail. I think it depends on how advanced your 6 year old is. Your 3 year old will go along with anything.
Personally, I would rather do it beforehand then have them wait longer. I would decorate the cabin and make a paper tree....Then on Christmas day, you can give your presents to each other....and maybe one for the steward and kids club counselors? That will feel special for them.
Have a great holiday anyway.
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