With the holidays quickly approaching, many families are working to finalize holiday plans, and parents are looking forward to sharing a wonderful memory with their children. For divorced parents, holidays present additional scheduling and communication challenges. Many divorce agreements simply alternate which parent the children will be with each year. For example, an agreement may provide that the child will be with one parent for Christmas during the "even-numbered years," and with the other parent during the "odd-numbered years," which means every year there is one parent who does not get to celebrate with their child. While this holiday division works well for some families, divorced parents should also consider parenting plans that depart from the "standard" even-odd year allocation. Instead, parents can establish a tradition where the child is with one parent each and every Christmas eve, and then with the other Christmas day. Depending on the cordiality of you and your co-parent's relationship, there may even be overlap where the child can enjoy some time with both parents. This allows both parents to share the holiday with their children, and establishes a tradition for the child. Rather than feeling like it is one parent's "year," the child can focus on celebrating with each parent during each parent's special time with them. Regardless of the holiday arrangement chosen, open communication and flexibility between co-parents are important ingredients to a successful holiday season.