This Christmas may not be the same as the past, and seems to have come quicker than expected. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the holiday season in a fun and safe way. Here are a few ideas of things you can do to get into the holiday spirit:
Go to drive thru Christmas lights
There are a few good ones in the DMV, my favorite is the Winter Lights Festival in Gaithersburg and I’ve heard good things about the Merriweather Symphony of Lights. Both are a sure way to get you into the holiday spirit. Beforehand you can stock up on hot chocolate and crank up the Christmas songs to ensure full immersion into the spirit.
Watch Christmas movies with your family
One of the easiest Christmas traditions to carry over to this year, even with the virus, is snuggling up with your favorite blanket and Christmas movies. Some of my personal favorites that are guaranteed to get you into the festivities are: Home Alone, Love Actually, The Grinch, and A Year without a Santa Claus.
Making Christmas cookies
Perhaps the tastiest activity, making Christmas cookies is a great opportunity to bond with your family while getting a delicious reward. There are a variety of amazing recipes on the internet to try, some of my personal favorite Christmas cookies are: thumbprint cookies, peanut blossoms, and Italian Christmas cookies.
Getting a Christmas tree
Arguably the most important part of the holiday decorating season, I mean what’s christmas without a tree? Whether you prefer real or fake trees, this is an activity that the whole family can enjoy. There’s nothing better than finding that perfect tree to serve as the centerpiece of your house. And even better is that after you find your tree, you get to decorate it and reminisce in the memories you have with the different ornaments.
While Christmas may not be the same this year, there are still numerous activities that you can do to fully embrace the Christmas spirit.