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    What do you leave for Santa?
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Store bought cookies over here...our oven is broken! And we leave carrots for the reindeer and cheese for Santa mouse

    (from this book - one of our faves: )

    VicsEandJ responded:
    The kids and I made Santa some sugar cookies last night- stars, bells and trees.
    I had never done the carrot thing before and had never even heard of it- and if I think hard, I don't remember my mom ever eating a raw carrot.

    My sister's kids left cookies and milk when they were younger. But this morning, DD's teacher asked them if they were leaving carrots for Santa's reindeer and they both said yes! Sugar cookies will be yummy with a spiked eggnog drink, but I can't see how Santa is going to enjoy the carrots with it! LOL!!!
    ryanandleigh responded:
    We will be leaving cookies. I don't think any of our sugar cookies we made on Saturday will still be around. If not, we still have Oreos or chocolate chip cookies to leave out. We haven't left carrots out but did put out reindeer food on the lawn last year. (oatmeal and glitter)
    Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
    sarah0323 responded:
    Santa makes out like a bandit at our house.

    We have cookies and milk and a Dr. Pepper for Santa. Carrots for Rudolph and reindeer food for the other reindeer.

    Santa takes the Dr. Pepper to tide him over til he gets back home.

    The cookies will probably be store bought this year. I just haven't had time to do any baking this year.
    Me 33, DD - O 12, DS1 -J 7, DS2 - Cr 6, DS3 - Co 4, DD2 - E (11/10)
    BekahS responded:
    This year will actually be the first year we'll be putting snacks out. Avery never had any interest in it before. She said we need coffee, cookies, and enough carrots for "rudy" and his friends.
    sarahdear responded:
    we usually leave cookies, usually ones we bake but often I buy the refrigerated sugar cookie dough to make them with. The last couple years we have also left reindeer food outside -- it's a mix of oatmeal and glitter to sprinkle on the ground, it's supposed to attract the reindeer by glinting in the moonlight.

    Our issue is leaving cookies where the kids can reach but the dog cannot, imagine the horror of watching the dog wolf down Santa's cookies before they can even make it to the stairs for bed.
    Sarah 31, DH 37, George 5, Danielle 3
    cinder44 responded:
    cookies for Santa.
    Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
    Baby1at35 replied to cinder44's response:
    We haven't left anything out in the past , however they have wanted to leave cookies/milk out this year !
    Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
    christmasdude replied to VicsEandJ's response:
    I think that is a wonderfull idea what i would do is put some cookies and some baby carrots for the raindeer on a plate by the tree have your kids write a note and if you want they can snuggle up by the tree to wait for saint nick.Hope you might like what i posted and thanks for the advice.Merry Christmas to all
    seeit2 responded:
    Santa gets home -made dairy-free cookies and soy milk here. And carrots for Rudolph. And a thank you note, because we are trying to teach a little gratitude.
    Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (41) DD (5) DS (2) Just eat it, will ya
    VicsEandJ replied to christmasdude's response:

    Merry Christmas!!!

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