The countdown has already begun, and the most awaited festival of the year Christmas is just around the corner. It’s truly a magnificent time of the year, and we can never get enough of all the cheer and optimist vibes around us. It’s the time for slowing down and go into flashback and remember all the great times that have happened during the year, it’s time to enjoy with family, friends, and catch-ups. It’s time for hand-made delicacies, sweets, warm wine, and Champaign. It’s time for dreams, wishes, and gifts, it’s time to welcome a fresh year filled with all the happiness and surprises!
So, pull up your socks and start pumping yourself to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some great Christmas ideas that’ll make sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
1. Plan out a Polar Express Train Ride
Begin the holiday tradition this year by going on a magical journey with Santa Claus and his crew. Take your family and friends on an hour-long journey, singing Christmas carols, sipping hot cocoa, munching on cookies and enjoy the weather in the Great Smoky Mountains. Buy tickets for your magical ride in advance here!
2. Throw a Sweater Party for your Friends
Sounds little weird? Be it! Christmas sweaters & themed parties that feature “ugly sweaters” have become a global phenomenon today. Just gather up your counterparts for an ugly sweater party and let everyone show their tacky and gaudy styles. Want to buy one for yourself? Grab here!
3. Drop a letter to Santa Claus
Admit it, children aren’t the only ones who wish for some Christmas magic or wait for Santa to really come with a sack full of gifts. Check out USPS’s Letters to Santa program, a postal service which replies to your kid’s letter on behalf of Santa. Ask your child to write a letter to Santa, and tell him to address it to Santa Claus, North Pole and secretly you can write a reply to the kid’s letter and sign it “From Santa”. Send both the letters on the service’s address and they’ll take care of the rest! It’s a great activity to perform for your friends, relatives and family members.
4. Video Chat with your Long-distance Friends
Do, take a few minutes to wish your faraway friends. A simple ‘Merry Christmas’ can completely make their day!
5. What’s Better than Freshly Baked Cookies
Peanut-butter blossoms! Gingerbread men! Spritz cookies! There are like numerous tasty treats to choose from. Just involve your kids to help you in making cookies. They can add ingredients, stir the bowl and help you in decorating cooled baked cookies. Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes!
6. DIY Christmas Gifts
Christmas is all about making your loved ones happy, and what is better than surprising them with handmade gifts. You can create mini speakers out of an Altoids tin or gift them a handmade card made of old floppy disks. Trust me, it’ll completely melt their heart!
7. Do Make a Playlist of your Favorite Tracks
Honestly, I’m not ashamed to confess that I belt out “All I want for Christmas Is You” every time it plays on. There’s no better way than Music to get into the spirit of the season. So, keep your favorite tunes all set and get ready to swing!
8. Watch a Christmas Favorite
My favorite Christmas movie of all time is Home Alone. Relaxing cozying up on the couch and watching classic holiday films is one thing that everyone loves. For celebrating Christmas, you can watch numerous classics like Little Women, A Christmas Carol, A Smoky Mountain Christmas, The Apartment, Trading Places – so many Christmas movies and so little time!
9. Attend Tree Lighting Ceremony
Believe me, nothing is going to make you happier than walking into a place and seeing red, blue, green lighting. There are several places you can go to attend the tree-lighting ceremony. Plan a trip to small towns where Christmas is celebrated with full enthusiasm!
10. Surprise Your Loved Ones with Christmas Carols
Round up a ground up friends, family, and neighbors & hit the streets hard! Download holiday sheet music here!
11. Donate for Struggling Families
For low-income families, even normal survival is very difficult. So, do make a donation for them whether it’s money, toy, clothes or food or anything. Make their Christmas merrier than ever. There are several charities that offer online help: Make A Wish Foundation, Toys For Tots, United Way Christmas Bureau and more.
12. Read Holiday Classics for your Kids
Take out your childhood copy of “A Christmas Carol” and gather around the fireplace with your children. You can also find a plethora of Classic Christmas Books online.
13. Send E-Cards to your Relatives
Not living close to your loved ones? Design a special e-card for them by clubbing all your precious memories, family pictures, and special events at one place. It’s the best way to send wishes to your loved ones when you’re running out of time to make handmade cards for them. Here are the best online e-card making websites.
These Christmas activities and gift ideas will make this holiday season your family’s most entertaining ever. Just find the perfect Christmas tree, loop up gorgeous lights and decorate it with vintage Christmas ornaments and bring instant holiday cheer to your home!
Wishing you all Merry Christmas in advance!