How to enjoy Christmas at home and with the family!
We are already at the gates of Christmas Eve and, without a doubt, many of us are wondering how to continue making these Holidays a special moment, in a situation as atypical as the one we are experiencing. The coronavirus pandemic has also brought new measures for these days - restrictions on travel, curfews, limitations on the number of people who can meet ... - and has made, this year, we have to get used to the idea that we will not be able to enjoy those great family gatherings.
This Christmas, it's time to spend it at home and with the only company of our most direct family nucleus (parents and children… in most cases, no more than 6 people); But this does not mean that they cannot be a fun and endearing Christmas, like every year! With a little imagination and a lot of desire, it is possible to come up with ideas and alternative plans to have fun together on these dates and treasure new moments to remember this Christmas at home.
Here are some ideas!
Ideas to spend this Christmas at home
In houses where there will be children during the Holidays, this is an excellent option to spend an entertaining time together and, incidentally, take the opportunity to 'impregnate' the moment with an authentic Christmas atmosphere. It is about creating with your own hands, Christmas decorations to decorate the house . For example:
- Make original ornaments for the tree with the lids of the glass containers.
- Decorate or paint Christmas balls.
- Build Christmas garlands with paper.
Create penguins with plastic bottles to decorate the house (you just have to cut the bases of two soda bottles, join them and start painting).
- It is also a good time to send messages and good wishes to those relatives that you will not be able to see on these dates, creating your own Christmas greeting cards by hand.
Christmas carol contest
Christmas carols cannot be missed on Christmas Eve and Christmas, and they are also an ideal way to enjoy the Christmas spirit on a Christmas at home. The funniest way to do it is to prepare a contest to see who best interprets the classic songs of these dates : the marimorena, the drummer, the fish in the river ... You can download a karaoke application , plug in the microphone and sing!
Christmas movie session
Streaming platforms and televisions are filled with Christmas-themed movies at this time, which are popular with young and old alike! Therefore, another excellent idea to spend Christmas at home is to organize a typical movie marathon of these dates. With a blanket and a bowl of popcorn ... You have everything to enjoy a pleasant family time!
A plan that the little ones will especially enjoy. It's about everyone getting together in the kitchen to prepare a delicious dessert or fun Christmas snacks. The plus of fun? Prepare gingerbread cookies and have a contest to see who decorates them the best .
In such an atypical Christmas as these, we cannot stop looking for a way to connect with our loved ones and be able to feel that we are together, even through a screen. Nowadays, there are countless applications to make group video calls (with several people in different locations), which will allow us - if we want - to make that great family reunion virtually . To sing, to convey good wishes and to talk about next year, which will surely be better! One trick to infect us with positivity is to comment on future plans about the holidays (how about a trip to Los Gigantes, in Tenerife?) Or the next time you can get together again.