There are only 12 days left! If you have little ones who are impatient for the big day to arrive, teach them to make a paper chain. Make one with a dozen links, hang it in a prominent place and allow the kids to tear off one link every day.
In addition to being an "art project," this craft will help teach counting and subtraction, distract the kids for 20 minutes . . . and maybe spare you a little bit of the "HOW many days NOW until it's Christmas??" countdown!