Christmas this year may be different for most of us, as the holiday season has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID cases rise, the Centers for Disease Control has advised that minimizing social gatherings and not traveling for the holidays is recommended due to health and safety concerns. As we adapt to the changes around us, it is time to get creative and come up with some new traditions so we can keep one another safe and #StopTheSpread. There are many ways to stay entertained and get in the holiday spirit all in the comfort of your own home.
Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Make your space a winter wonderland! Set a budget and pick up some new decorations or make some DIY ones.
Family Game Night
Planning a family game night is always a great idea! Gather pillows and blankets around the tree and play some board games.
Have a Christmas Movie Marathon
Let’s face it, some of us enjoy Christmas movies all year long! Choose your favorite holiday movies, get some popcorn, and have a movie marathon.
Bake and Decorate Christmas Cookies
Baking cookies will have your home smelling spectacular. Purchase fun cookie cutters, frostings, and decorations beforehand to decorate.
Make a Christmas Breakfast Feast
Opening presents on Christmas day can be exhausting. Whip up a holiday breakfast feast for the family at home. We have shared a link to 50 Cozy Christmas Breakfasts to Start Your Holiday Right.
Decorate Christmas Tree Ornaments
Visit your local craft store, or order ornament making kits online and decorate ornaments for the tree as a family activity. Homemade ornaments can be kept as sentiments for future holidays.
Virtual Party Via Zoom
Host a virtual family party via Zoom. Coordinate a date and time that works best for your family and friends and send out a calendar invite for the virtual party.
Matching PJ Party with the Family
Purchase matching PJ’s for your family and set up the camera on your phone with a timer to take family photos! Circle back to the previous tip and have your family and friends who cannot be with you this holiday season also purchase the same matching PJ’s for your Zoom party.
Make a Festive Holiday Cocktail… or two!
We have shared as list of 51 Holiday Cocktails you can make from home. For those who are not 21+, you can make non-alcoholic versions.
Christmas Karaoke Night
Choose your favorite holiday songs and have a karaoke night. The festive cocktails in the tip prior will help your vocals!