Celebrating the Magic of Christmas
December is finally here, and Christmas is right around the corner. It’s a great reminder to slow down, relax, and have quality time with your friends and family.
Have you noticed that the holidays seem to come around quickly? Just when you’ve purchased and wrapped all the presents, you might end up forgetting something pretty important. Figuring out what kind of fun holiday activities you can do to make your Christmas even more magical can be a challenge.
Don’t worry though, because we’ve got your back. We’ve gathered a list of fun things you can do with your friends and family before or after you open up all the presents. Here is a list of holiday themed activities you can do to fully embrace your Christmas spirit:
Watch Christmas movies
There is nothing better than to sit down with all your loved ones and watch some good ol' Christmas movies. A suggestion to make all the family members feel included is to pick one movie each and watch them during the holiday weekends. The only preparation for this is some fresh popcorn (or snacks of your choice) and delicious hot chocolate. Really go all out with the snacks, if you like salty sprinkle some parmesan on your popcorn. For those with a sweet tooth, a drizzle of chocolate on top. Add whip and sprinkles to the hot chocolate for even more of a festive treat! After the movie is over, you can discuss everyone's favorite parts.
If you can't decide what movie to watch, then here is a list of top 10 movies to watch this Christmas:
- Home Alone
- A Christmas Story
- Last Christmas
- The Christmas Chronicles
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- The Grinch (2018)
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- The Polar Express
Family Game Nights
One of our favorite things to do at Christmas is to play some games! Everyone loves a good party game, but this will bring joy to your kids, and they will love the games. There are tons of games you can consider playing. Here are 3 of our most popular games with instructions on how you can play them:
To start, write out terms to act out on scraps of paper, make them Christmas related. Then separate your family into teams and then pick up one person from each team to start the acting. The actors can't talk, and each team will have a time limit. If the team figures out the word without passing the time limit, then the team gets a point. The first team to get 10 points wins the whole game.
Pin the Nose on Rudolph
Go ahead and print out a picture of Rudolph or simply draw it, and then place it on your wall. Grab a piece of paper, and tape it at the back. Then every family member gets a turn to try and put the nose on Rudolph while blindfolded. To start off, blindfold someone then spin them in place at least 10 times, and then let them try to attach the nose to Rudolph. Whoever pins it the closest, wins!
15 Questions: Christmas Themed
One family member picks a Christmas object, this could be an ornament or any decoration in the room. And all the other players ask him or her questions about the object, he or she needs to answer with yes or no. If the family doesn't get the object name after 15 questions then the answerer won and he will pick a new object for the next round. And if someone guesses the object then they will choose the new object for the next round.
As long as you are enjoying the time with your family it really doesn't matter what game you are playing.
Bake some Christmas goodies
Another activity to do to keep up the spirit of Christmas is baking with your family. Nothing is more delicious than some Christmas goodies.
Christmas sugar cookies
Christmas cookies are shaped like Christmas figures. Get the whole family involved in creating and decorating some Christmas cookies. Have fun with the shapes and decorating, really go all out and even vote on the best decorated cookie! The winner, gets their pick of the cookies to eat!
Create and send some Christmas cards
Since social distancing is still here, a great way to connect with all your close ones is to create a Christmas card and send it to them. Get all the family members involved in creating and writing different Christmas cards. Give your kids some pens, paint, paper, and let them do their thing. They will absolutely enjoy this.
In the end, the most important thing about the holidays is to enjoy the moments. More family activities together this will also make your holidays a memorable experience. Christmas magic is pretty contagious, so if they see you feeling it, they will too!