NSPCC supporter and psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos, said:
"Family traditions are an important part of childhood, giving children a sense of their past as well as a sense of what they can look forward to in the future. At Christmas time, whether it's hand-writing a letter to Santa at the kitchen table, making mince pies or opening a letter from Santa, personalised traditions can be a great way to bring the family together.
"The folklore and traditions that we involve our kids in at this time of year give them a sense of what is valued by their family, showing them that they are a very special part of Christmas and giving them a sense of belonging."
Make Christmas magical for a child you know
Number 4 in the top 10 list is opening a letter from Santa. You can make sure a child you know has one to open this Christmas by creating a personalised letter with us. The last day to create a letter and have it posted is Monday 15 December.
Create your letter
Creating a personalised letter from Santa and giving a suggested donation of £5 will help us to do something memorable for the children closest to you and be there for vulnerable children across the UK who'll need our support over Christmas.