My two best tips for Christmas photos would be...
1) charge your battery the night before!
2) Consider the light in the room that you’ll be photographing in and
adjust your white balance accordingly.
I'm saving an article by Darren Rowse
for reference next year,
"16 Digital Photography Tips for Christmas" (here)!
We celebrate Christmas early with our kids
and their families. This year I misjudged the lighting
and forgot to charge my batteries...Crap!
But today, Christmas day, I was better prepared
and took these photos of my cat, Bogey, playing
in the tossed wrapping paper.
Here's to better luck next year!