I was leafing through my copy of Themes: Celebrations by the McCrackens when I came across a few great writing ideas.
For this activity, the students decorate their tree, being sure to draw one of something, two of something, etc. Then they complete the writing pattern. Eg., One bright blue bell, Two twinkling lights, Three happy gingerbread boys .... you get the idea :) It might be fun to decorate the tree with Xmas foamy stickers, but markers would work too, with a little glittery glitz to jazz it up.
For this one, the child prints a word and draws an accompanying picture for items they'd like to find in their stocking (one word/pic per tiny page). These are then cut out and stapled in the appropriate space for a little flip book. I would just get some coloured photocopy paper and cut up a bunch of squares for them to pick and choose from.
And for this one, the kids choose a Xmas card from your stock of old cards (you have one, right ? :)) and glue it on to the top of the page. The idea is for them to write some descriptive phrases: a glowing candle, a prancing reindeer, a jolly Santa, etc.
Of course, you'd have to do lots of modelling with these ahead of time, but I think they're really cute. I'm going to try them all next week.
Have fun! Oh, and click on any picture for your own copy.