CREATIVE WAYS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS– Christmas is being celebrated all over the world with the same happiness and joy as other festivals are.
Christmas is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be a son of God.
People celebrate this special day with their family and loved ones by attending special church services, exchanging gifts, and lit up oil lamps and candles as Jesus Christ is known to be the source of light and happiness in people’s lives.
Every country has its own beliefs and a different way of celebrating Christmas but this time it is not possible to celebrate Christmas in the same way due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, here we are with a creative way to celebrate Christmas this 2020.
SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY
You can spend more time with your family and loved ones. Cook good food, dress like a Santa, decorate your home and Christmas tree.
Chill on Netflix and play some excited and joyful indoor games.
This lockdown has helped us to be more close to our loved ones.
PLAY NEW CHRISTMAS GAMES
When the condition outside is frightful and we’re still practicing social distancing, it can be difficult to find enough indoor activities to keep the family entertained.
You’ve heard of White Elephant gift exchanges.
One of my favorites is the Pass the Present or the Left-Right game. Here’s how it works: Everyone brings a small, funny gift and wraps it however they like.
Everyone sits around a table with their gift in front of them as a poem is read out loud (here’s the one we use). Every time the word ‘right’ is read, you pass the gift in front of you to the right. When the word ‘left’ is said, you pass to the left. At the end of the game, you unwrap the gift in front of you and guess who brought the gift.
HOST A VIRTUAL PARTY
You can throw a virtual party with your friends with a specific theme and can enjoy your day. Gather the family on Zoom and have everyone decorate cookies “together” in their own homes, or use the Netflix Party app to watch a classic holiday movie together.
There are hundreds of cultures in the world, and many of them celebrate Christmas in their way. Some traditions are funny, some are weird, but all of them are fascinating. So here’s the idea: choose a country everybody in your family will agree to and spend a culturally-themed Christmas.
Decorate your home in the way it is decorated for Christmas and New Year in this culture, imitate their traditions, prepare national dishes–you and your folks will be sure to remember it for years to come!
CELEBRATE THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Ironically, today we consider the most traditional thing about the holiday–celebrating the 12 days after Christmas–to be non-traditional and quaint.
In most Christian cultures Christmas used to be celebrated in a diametrically opposite fashion to what we see today.
Instead of pre-holiday hype lasting for most of November and the entire month of December, people quietly waited for the coming of Christ, with the 12 days after December 25 as a centerpiece. Why not try to do things the old-fashioned way, for once?