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The Christmas holidays can certainly be a challenge - trying to keep the kids amused between all that present opening and eating, while still trying to stay sane can drive the calmest of parents to distraction!
You don't want to park the kids in front of the computer for the whole holiday, but if you are snowed in or it's just too cold grey and grim, here are some of the best free Christmas online games and activities.
All thes festive games are great fun and some are even educational - you might even be tempted to try some yourself after a hard day's celebrating!
Every Christmas NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense) tracks Santa as he makes his deliveries all round the world on Christmas night.
On the website they have some super cool kids games advent calendar with a new game every day until Christmas.
Help Dugee decorate the Christmas tree on the CBeebies Christmas website. Cute game for preschoolers.
Is your family doing Elf on the Shelf?
There are lots of fun Elf on the Shelf games on the EOTS website, where your kids can make a cookie for Santa, play Snowball Fight or find the Elf Pet.
AGAME has lots of fun christmas online games - but you will want to check them out before your kids play them as there are a few more grown-up games included. You'll need Adobe Flash Player installed too.
For older kids, the Nickelodeon website has games all year round with a whole bunch of festive games and quizzes at Christmastime. I loved "What's Your SpongeBob Holiday Gift" . Surreal.
Santa Claus' Workshop not only has some fun online games for kids to play at Christmas, there are also Christmas stories, printables, songs and crafts.
About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!