This Christmas, most of our traditions will be put on hiatus. So we need to be kind to ourselves. Because both the kids and the grown-ups are struggling, here’s an easy plug-and-play Christmas at home celebration formula.
- Choose two or three categories:
Books, Movies, Treats, Fun and Games, Gifts (examples follow)
- Choose one item from each category.
- Do activity one.
- Have a fun drink and/or snack.
- Do activity two.
- Eat some breakfast or whatever meal is close by to when you decide to celebrate.
- (Optional) Do activity three
Christmas at Home Category Ideas
These are here for you to use as a place to start. You know your family the best. What would be something that would feel special to them?
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You could make sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, and elaborate treats. If that’s your jam, do it. If you are more like me and you want something more instantaneous, I searched some treats for you. These ideas you can enjoy making together and eating right away (or at least without a huge long wait time).
FUN AND GAMES
I don’t know about you, but this year has worn me out. I’m tired all the time. And I don’t want to put a lot of energy into anything. Here are my suggestions for fun things to do with your family.
- Buy an Advent Calendar. Or make one if you are in the mood. Click here for some suggestions.
- Host a Family Christmas Karaoke Night:
Click Here for Music
Click Here for the Machine
- Set up a Christmas Puzzle
Ravensburger is my favorite puzzle maker.
- Play a Game:
Ticket to Ride Nordic Edition seems like a festive choice.
Of course, we can’t forget the biggest category of all. Whether you exchange a lot of gifts or you want gift opening to be a bigger event with just a few gifts, we have found some ideas for you.
Do an ornament exchange.
Do a craft night and exchange crafts.
Create a treasure hunt.
If you are looking for unique gifts for your family to enjoy together in 2021, we have a list of ideas for you.
We’ve collected some more holiday ideas for you to enjoy this year. Click on the image below.