Most homes will have coloring pencils or crayons. In my house we also have glitter pens, foam pens and most importantly paints for the kids to select between. Using paints will require a little bit more setup time as you may need to clear an area and lay newspapers down over the table to protect it.
For the last few years kid's coloring pages printed from the Internet have become an very serious competitor to the coloring books purchased in the store. Now you don't need to pick one of the various themes to buy for your child. You can get it all. Nowadays nearly every animated cartoon character has a website with free printables or coloring pages as a bonus.
Reindeer is the most popular character after Santa Claus during Christmas Eve. It is highly appreciated by children. Moreover it leads the child into his own beautiful world of creations. You only need to make sure that your kid holds the best one in his hand and essential tools like pencils, crayons etc. so as to give the best picture to you.