Mormon Fun: 4 Christmas Ideas from the Micah Slade Family
By Delisa Hargrove.
In 2011, the Slade family, from Gilbert, Arizona, decided to digitally create their Christmas greetings instead of sending out regular Christmas cards. They’ve been creating mini movies and making major memories ever since!
Michael Slade, the dad, told the Deseret News,
- “We’ve been married 13 years, and we’ve never sent out a Christmas card or anything like that, and I don’t know why, but we thought it would be fun to start a new tradition.
- “We really enjoy just doing this as a family, and at the heart of it all, that’s why we’re doing it. It’s just a family tradition … and kind of the byproduct is to lift people’s spirits, especially during Christmas.” 
1-Jump In & Make A Splash
How do you have a blue Christmas in Arizona? In the pool! And while enjoying all of that water, the Slade family even invites you to give $1 to provide clean drinking water to others through charitywater.org.
Who doesn’t dream of a family food fight? And especially of emptying the gravy boat on dad’s head?
About that delicious looking 2012 Christmas dinner, Slade said, “We used almost all expired or non-edible food. The food looks good, but really it was absolutely disgusting, and the smell was awful.” 
3-Think Outside Of The Box
Really turning convention on its head, the Slade family decided to defy gravity! In 2013, everyone got his or her Christmas wish: cats, hair, “Anti-Gravity Dust,” and a magical wand bringing order to chaos.
4-Work Together As A Family
Everyone can work together to pull off amazing feats! The Slade’s “how to” video show all of their family members involved in the big family gimbal box project.
So, do something different and make great memories as a family — you know — like singing under water in pajamas and church clothes, slinging mashed potatoes at a sibling in a bowtie, or sliding up the walls to dance on the ceiling!