Alternative ways to Celebrate Christmas
This year has generally been long, overwhelming and super challenging. Perhaps this Christmas is going to look different from the years past, especially as the pandemic continues.
Nevertheless, we bet you don’t want to miss the magical feeling and excitement that the season comes bearing just because you might not be able to spend it with a houseful of people or hang out at certain places like the previous years.
The good news is, though it may take on a “different” pattern, “different” could mean great and unforgettable, depending on how you celebrate the holidays .
So here are 10 alternative ways to have the best Christmas in 2020.
- Make and send a heartfelt, handwritten Christmas card:
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. And if it has taught us anything at all, it is how much the people in our lives mean to us. So you could go ahead and craft cards, write down how much the people you love mean to you and send it out to them.
2. Send a gift to a loved one:
Safety concerns might not have you see all your loved ones during the holiday. However, you can send them a gift. Could be a hamper, a card, a ticket, even a letter to express to them that though you can’t be together, they are in your thoughts.
3. Have a family game night:
Isn’t family time what Christmas is all about? Well, you can start off by reconnecting with family over a board game or any fun game at all.
4. Have a karaoke night at home:
You don’t necessarily have to be a musically inclined group to enjoy singing great tunes during Christmas karaoke.
And if you have a microphone, great! If you don’t, you can improvise with remote control, bottles, or what have you to intensify the fun and have a blast singing out those holiday tunes during karaoke.
5. Choose a different main course:
You’d agree with us that the food served during Christmas adds to our excitement and anticipation about the season. Not because we don’t eat them often but perhaps, it is because of the effort with which it is prepared, and the mood it is eaten in.
So instead of having the usual this year, you could switch things up. Plan out a new menu and get the necessary ingredients for a feast.
6. Host a virtual Christmas party:
The best part of Christmas is being with family, but as the pandemic continues, it’s likely that not all of your family members will be able to converge in a place. Discouraged? You need not be.
You might not be able to meet up physically, yet you can see your family and friends regardless of distance. How? You could consider hosting a virtual party instead. We bet Zoom comes pretty handy here.
7. Watch a Christmas movie:
Watching a movie is the perfect way to pass time during the festivities. So at the end of the day your working, merrying, and free time is packed with everything “Christmas.” Fun, isn’t it?
8. Make a Christmas playlist:
Music definitely works tremendously in setting free the Christmas spirit for all to catch on. You could compile a list of melodious festive soundtracks that will set you in the mood and take you through the festive season.
Christmas season is just about giving as it is about receiving. So you could find someone who cannot afford Christmas and make their holiday better. Buy them a Christmas present or offer them a kind act, because Christmas is a whole lot about sharing love.
10. DIY an ‘’At-home photo booth’’ for a photo shoot:
Did you know that you can easily create a photobooth at home?
Christmas is definitely a wonderful time to take photos. The memories are so priceless, you’d cherish them for a long time. You can easily create a photobooth at home and take amazing selfies and family photos. You may want to try making one, and bring on the selfie and group “toasting” photos.
From all of us at Blue Mahogany, we wish you a merry Christmas! How differently are you spending Christmas this year? Share with us in the comments.