Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Christmas is finally here again, and while it may be indoors this year, it's still as magical as ever!
Christmas has always been personified by the holly on the tree, the lights that brighten up the city, the mistletoe in the doorway, presents underneath the tree, and families coming together to celebrate love and the birth of a Savior.
While Christmas may be a little bit different this year, the season is still as magical as ever. Don't let the pandemic spoil your holiday cheer! First off, just think about it: the vaccine is armed and ready. Secondly, staying indoors means that we help flatten the curve. And finally, there's a ton of fun ways to celebrate Christmas at home!
1. Pajama Party
'Tis the season to get all dressed up in your warmest and coziest pajamas. Whether you're celebrating with your loved ones at home or will be having a virtual holiday party, why not ask everyone to wear their favorite pajamas?
Everyone knows that pajama parties are defined by board games, charades, and endless story telling from grandma, grandpa, and your favorite aunts and uncles.
2. Cook Up A Storm
Who needs to step out for a fancy dinner when you have a perfectly good kitchen, your cooking skills, and a treasure trove of recipes (A.K.A. the internet)? Gather your family and friends and put your culinary skills to the test! Just don't burn the kitchen down.
3. Movie Marathon
If you aren't sick of binge-watching throughout the entirety of 2020, then a movie marathon may just be the thing to highlight your quiet and calm Christmas Eve. From the classic "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Home Alone" all the way to the modern "A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish" and "Office Christmas Party", there are hundreds of films to bring joy and laughter. You might even consider watching some old home videos for all the throwback feels.
Don't forget the blankets and popcorn, because those are mandatory.
4. Virtual Party
Call up all your family and friends, and make it a virtual soiree! We may not be able to see all our near and dear ones in person this Christmas, but video calling is the next best thing. We'll take it, until the coast is clear!
5. Karaoke Night
No karaoke machine at home? No problem, because Youtube exists! Make an instrumental playlist of all your favorite Christmas anthems and sing to your heart's desire. In place of a machine, let your friends and family rate your voice, if you dare...
6. Home Talent Show
We've all got talent of some kind, so why not flaunt it on Christmas? Host your every own home talent show with your loved ones, and watch everyone's hidden talents rise to the surface. Sing, dance, act, cook, juggle, mime, or even hold your breath for a minute straight! Make the show even more interesting by giving out actual prizes...or gag prizes. It's really up to you. The weirder, the better.
7. Book Club Christmas
Unleash your bookish side by immersing yourself in Christmas stories by the fireplace. You can never go wrong with "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens or "One December Day" by Josie Silver. Reading books either to yourself or friends and family is one magical way to lose yourself in the enchanting Yuletide spirit.
8. Write Letters To Your Future Self
We all know that little kids write letters to Santa. The tradition may fade as we get older, but why let the magic disappear? This Christmas, pick up a pen and paper, and write a letter to your future self. Kick it up a notch by turning it into a time capsule.
Talk about your struggles and fears, and how you overcame them this year. Write about your hopes and dreams. Write about your goals and your plans.
2021 is approaching fast, so aside from formulating a new year's resolution, commend yourself for making it through a year of bizarreness. You've survived, held on, and you are here. That's already tons to be thankful for. Fill your letter with raw emotion and positivity for your future self to look back on and smile about, because once you read this letter a year from now, we're sure that you'll be exactly where you want to be. Just remember that right now, you are here. Merry Christmas!
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