Everyone has a different idea of the perfect Christmas Day. Some people like to get glam and enjoy a formal dinner with the family - while others like to binge-watch movies on the sofa in their PJs. This year, it’s time to make new traditions with these fun and festive Christmas activities.
Here are eight fun and creative ways to enjoy your Christmas day this year.
Eat all your favourite festive meals
Christmas dinner is one of the best parts of the holiday season - it's a chance to indulge in all your favourite festive foods. Whether you're tucking into turkey or having a vegan feast, there's no better way to spend your day than enjoying delicious food. Open Christmas cards and presents with mum and dad.
Change into festive pyjamas
What could be better than getting comfy in some festive pyjamas after lunch? Whether you prefer something traditional like a Santa suit or something more modern like a fun reindeer onesie, wearing something comfy while settling down for an afternoon's entertainment will help get you into the festive spirit.
Alone this Christmas? Give your friends a call
If you're spending Christmas alone this year, don't forget that technology makes it so easy for us to stay connected with friends and family. Make sure you take some time during the day to give people a call and check in on them - it may be just what they need. Conversations with loved ones while wrapping presents or sending out Christmas cards will fill your heart with joy.
Watch your favourite Christmas movies
Nothing quite says ‘Christmas Day’ like curling up on the sofa with some hot chocolate and watching classic films such as Miracle on 34th Street or Home Alone. An added bonus is if you watch these films with others over video chat - that way, everyone can enjoy them together.
Do something generous, like volunteering at a homeless shelter
The holidays are about giving back to those less fortunate than us. You could try donating toys or clothes from your home, helping prepare meals, or writing letters of encouragement for those in need. Anything that brings cheer and hope into someone else’s life will make yours brighter. If you don’t have much money, why not make homemade Christmas cards for mum?
Give yourself a festive pamper night
Taking care of yourself is important, too – especially during stressful times like these. After volunteering at a homeless shelter (or making homemade cards), why not treat yourself by taking a break from the festivities and indulging in some self-care? Light some candles around your home and run yourself a hot bubble bath – add in some essential oils for aromatherapy benefits – then relax with soothing music or an audiobook playing softly in the background.
Make this Christmas one to remember with a new activity or your old traditions.