12 Festive Activities To Do This Christmas

Ho-ho-ho! πŸŽ„ Make the most of the holiday season with my list of the best Christmas activities to get you into the festive spirit. Put a smile on other people’s faces by spreading some Christmas cheer – you never know, you could end up starting new seasonal traditions.

Make your day a little merrier whether you choose to incorporate all of these ideas or steal a few to continue the exciting build-up to Christmas ✨

  1. Make and send personal Christmas cards – This could be dressing up for a photo for the cover or dusting off the art supplies and embracing your inner Picasso.
  2. Bake Christmas desserts – Put on your chef’s hat and indulge in some delicious wintery treats. For example, a traditional Chocolate Yule Log, individual Mulled Wine Winter Puddings or gluten-free Espresso Panna Cotta.
  3. Attend a church service – Visit your local parish for a special mass on Christmas Eve for a reminder of the spiritual definition of Christmas.
  4. Watch holiday films – Grab a cosy blanket and laugh or cry over the best Christmas movies. If you are using Netflix, Disney+, etc., create a watch party with loved ones online via Teleparty. There’s a chat function to discuss what you are watching.
  5. Wear matching pyjamas – Nothing makes Christmas morning more fun and picturesque than a new set of comfy pyjamas for everyone. You will look back and smile fondly at the photos and memories.
  6. Donate – This is the time for giving and helping the less fortunate. There are plenty of things that you can donate to your nearest charities, churches, or shelters that others will appreciate.
  7. Kiss under the mistletoe – Hang mistletoe in your home and plant a kiss on your partner, kids, or pets whenever you both walk underneath it. As well as being a sign of showing affection, mistletoe is believed to bring good luck to the house.
  8. Play board or card games – Release your competitive streak over the dining room table. Favourites include Cards Against Humanity, Blackjack, Monopoly, or even, Dungeons and Dragons.
  9. Host a Christmas karaoke – Get some friends together and belt out your favourite holiday tunes.
  10. Video call Santa, Mrs. Clause, or one of Santa’s Elves – Surprise your little ones with a 10-minute video call. You can also request a personalised letter from Santa inviting you to the call, add a recording of the experience as a keepsake or additional time, and more.
  11. Open a present on Christmas Eve – This is a sweet way to make the festivities last even longer and appeases your children’s excitement until the morning.
  12. Set up a DIY hot cocoa bar – Chocoholics will sing at this savoury and interactive activity. Make a big batch of hot chocolate and have plenty of toppings available like marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, crushed nuts, and let everyone go crazy.

Thank you for reading this post! β™₯ What are your Christmas traditions and cherished Christmas activities? Let’s make this year even more memorable! If you have more suggestions for random holiday fun, feel free to leave a comment below! 😊

29 thoughts on “12 Festive Activities To Do This Christmas

    • Hi Liz! πŸ’— I love matching pyjamas! πŸ˜‚ I think it’s quite cute and fun – hopefully you can try it one day ✨ Happy holidays to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break, filled with lots of love and new memories πŸ’• Sending you hugs!!

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      • I hope you had a wonderful holiday season too, Genevieve. Gearing up for a fabulous 2022! Maybe many chances for matching PJ nights are in the future! Be well, and I look forward to reading more of your posts in the new year! ❀

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      • Thank you for your kindness, Liz! πŸ’• Definitely need to get new matching jim-jams for the New Year! 🀩 I look forward to reading more of your writing in 2022 too 😍✨ You’re amazing! πŸ’

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    • Hi Spwilcen! I hope you are well and have been enjoying the holidays πŸ’— Thank you for reading this post! Matching jim-jams is definitely the most cheesiest activity on this list and it is not meant for everyone πŸ˜‚ Nonetheless, I hope these other ideas brought a smile to your face and you are looking forward to the new year βœ¨πŸ™β˜€οΈ

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    • Hi Sean – I hope you are well and been enjoying the holidays! πŸ€—βœ¨ Thank you for reading this post, it means a lot. I’m happy to hear that you like these ideas and do some them while celebrating Christmas. Yay! πŸ’— May you have a great rest of the year!! πŸ€—πŸ™

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    • Hi reflectsapathy πŸ’• Thank you for reading this post and for your kind comment. You made me smile and I am so thrilled to hear that you like these ideas! πŸ€— I hope you and your family are having a beautiful holiday season filled with lots of love, delicious foods and new happy memories πŸ€©πŸ’—βœ¨


  1. Some great ideas there. However my favourites would have to be watching christmas romcoms and drinking hot cocoa πŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ holiday cheers to you πŸŽ„πŸŽβ›„πŸŽ…

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  2. These are fab suggestions! I don’t feel festive at all which is really weird, so reading this list did make it seems like it’s actually nearly Christmas. I love that you’ve added giving to charity, that’s a win-win. It’s also amazing that kids (and adults) can do video chats with Santa.

    I hope you have a wonderful festive season on the run-up to Christmas!

    Caz xx

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    • Hi Caz! πŸ’•

      The run-up to Christmas has definitely felt slightly different this year cause of the recent rise of COVID cases, but we made the holiday as festive as possible despite being unable to spend time with family. Nonetheless, it has been a lovely break 😊

      Thank you for your continuous support and kind message πŸ€— Doing video chats with Santa and the North Pole is a great customisation for children (and adults) and to get them excited – a great idea that the company created β™₯ It is important to think of other people all year round, especially during holidays and spread comfort and love πŸ™

      I hope you and your loved ones had an incredible Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year! πŸ₯³ May it grant you lots of happiness and great health and wealth πŸ’—πŸ’βœ¨


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