Reading corner - I love the wooden letters (from JoAnn's painted white) the framed book covers. IKEA spice racks painted white for the bookshelves and dot rugs from IKEA. I would love to do this in a corner of our family room!
The secret of santa explanation from mom and dad. My mom told me something very similar when I "discovered". I'll of course add a part about looking for the red tinted star on Christmas eve, the spirit of Santa and all :)
Kid Stuff: Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite Christmas Treats to make! I have made them for school treats and to share at holiday parties. The kids totally loved these they thought they were awesome plus they joined in on the fun!