Between shopping and preparing for holiday parties, there’s always time to gather around the fire and squeeze in some fun activities to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Here is a list of some crafts and activities that will keep you as jolly as ever.
Make your own Christmas decorations
You’ll be amazed at what you can do with just a few materials that can easily be found around the house. As long as you have some construction paper, glitter, garland, ribbon, pine cones, popcorn, beads and candy canes, you can construct a unique ornament that everyone will admire. Buy cheap stockings from the dollar store and write your name with a glitter marker to personalize it.
Curl up with a classic Christmas movie
Some of our favorites include The Polar Express, Elf, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Claus, Home Alone, and of course A Christmas Story.
Try out a new holiday recipe
Always wanted to make eggnog but never got around to it? Try it now! Try turning simple cupcakes into snowmen or reindeer. Turn sugar cookies into pretty ornaments or shape them into Christmas trees. The possibilities are endless so let your creativity take over. Plus, there are hundreds of online recipes that can help you make some tasty and cool looking treats.
Make a Christmas Mix Tape
Mix up some oldies and classics with some modern hits. You can’t go wrong with a CD that has both Bing Crosby and Justin Bieber on it! Plus you can bring it in the car, listen on your iPod, or play it for your friends at Christmas parties.
Play a Christmas game
Start a gift exchange with friends or family (or both!). Gag gifts always make for a good laugh when it comes to exchanging gifts. Silliest gifts should win a prize! Other fun games include Christmas movie trivia and pin the tail on the reindeer which should especially be a hit with the little ones.