16 Ways To Celebrate Christmas at Home This Year

Updated: Jan 31

No, Christmas is not cancelled; it is just a bit different this year. The good news is that there are always ways to celebrate and spread the season's joy from a distance even though travel is not possible.

Donate some toys

It is the season of giving, after all. You can spread the joy of the season by giving to a child in need. Try your local homeless shelter or any organization accepting toys for the holidays.

Do random Act of Kindness

The possibilities are endless, so go ahead and bring a smile to someone's face and spread the spirit of the season.

Build a snowman

If you are in a winter wonderland region, head to your backyard and get to work and have fun with your kids and build a snowman. You can also make one out of paper if you wish.

Go Sledding

Head to the hills closest to you and have fun

Go Skating

Have fun while exercising on ice with the whole family

Decorate your Christmas tree

Create your special family homemade ornament; it can be a travel theme ornament or any other unique ornament that will become a family heirloom for years to come.

Create a Holiday bucket list

Get together and create a fun holiday bucket list for the whole family to enjoy, everyone should contribute to the list.

Read holiday theme books.

Read a holiday book each day to stay in the spirit of the holidays.

Everyone should take turns and read a story aloud.

Check out some holiday books here and here.

Have a Christmas movie marathon

Watch some fun, family-friendly Christmas movies.

Have a Christmas theme game night

Check out local holidays light displays

With the pandemic, it is the season of the drive-through. So you can enjoy some Christmas lights from the comfort of your car while jamming to Christmas music.


Visit a Christmas village

After crafting your special Santa letter at home with the kids, why don't you bring it to a Santa village near you? you want to skip the village and mail it yourself to Santa Check this if in Canada and here if in the US.

Take a picture with a Christmas tree

Immortalize your Christmas day with a picture of you and the biggest Christmas tree in your hometown.

Have a Christmas craft day

Bake gingerbreads, Christmas cookies, create homemade snowflakes or any other ornaments. Make Christmas cards that will WOW your family and friends.

Camp under the Christmas tree

Gather under your beautiful tree with your matching Pjs and camp for the night.

Have a virtual Christmas party

With the classic holiday songs in the background, spread cheers and laughter while virtually having fun with your family.

How will you spend Christmas at home this year? Share it with us in the comments.

In case you are still looking for that special present to mail to a friend or a family member for the holidays, make sure to check our 2019 Chritsmas gifts post, still relevant today, and for more gift ideas here

For more family activities ideas check this post.

Warm wishes for a happy holiday!

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