If you’re looking for fun things to do on Christmas Day with family, enjoy these three fantastic ideas for making the most of the holiday.
The Joy of Christmas
There are a lot of fun holidays this time of year and a lot of great ways to celebrate the season. The most popular, by far, is Christmas, with over 90% of Americans celebrating it.
Is it any wonder? With the cinnamon in the air mixed with the smell of pine and fresh-baked cookies, there is something heartwarming about gathering everyone together in their slippered feet, seeing the brightly colored packages, and watching the kids wide-eyed and overjoyed.
If you are one of those people that love Christmas, you are probably looking for some fun things to do on Christmas Day with family. Sure there are the presents and the Christmas movies, but enjoying time with each other is something every Christmas celebration should include.
How can you make the most of that time? How can you focus on family time and not just let the day slip by?
Here are three amazing ideas for making the most of Christmas Day.
Don’t just make cookies; bake in memories.
Sure there is a lot of cooking and prep we often do for Christmas Day, but that doesn’t mean we have to do it all ahead of time. Start a great tradition of baking cookies on Christmas Day.
Get some sugar cookie recipes or box mixes (I love the King Arthur Gluten Free mix, not because it’s gluten free, but because I can make it with creamy oat milk!) Find some cookie cutters and a rolling pin and get ready to have some fun!
One of the best things to do on Christmas Day with family is bake together. Making cookies is so fun – from the shaping with cookie cutters to the extra fancy additions like buttons and candy cane stripes, to the frosting – every part about it is full of creativity.
It’s a great way to enjoy time with kids and adults too!
Give a Family Gift
Another thing that people enjoy at Christmas is gift giving, and one of the best gifts you can give at Christmas is a family gift. This isn’t just any gift, but a gift centered around the best way to spend money.
Researchers have discovered that people are happiest when they spend money on experiences rather than things. This doesn’t mean we don’t buy things, but it means we focus on buying things that are centered around experiences.
That’s where the family gift comes in. Buy a family gift that’s centered around doing something together. A great option is a puzzle. This gives you hours of time together to enjoy hanging out, laughing, and sharing great conversation.
As the years go by this can be a wonderful holiday tradition – one of the fun things to do on Christmas Day with family that you do every year.
A Christmas Dance
When you’re done sitting still, why not get up and dance? What better time to enjoy Christmas music than on Christmas Day, and what better way to appreciate it than with some fun family dancing.
The thing is that playing Christmas music is one of those awesome things to do on Christmas Day with family whether or not you dance. Chances are, if you start playing the holiday cheer, the volume will start to rise, and you won’t be able to help yourself.
The holidays are a great time to cut loose, have some fun, and just enjoy being alive with the people you share your life with.
There are all kinds of wonderful things to do on Christmas Day with family, and the best part is that most of the things we do become traditions full of memories. Enjoy baking together, working on a family gift together, or just letting loose. Then have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.