12 Festive Activities To Do This Christmas

Ho-ho-ho! ๐ŸŽ„ 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 โœจ

  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. Thereโ€™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. Donateย – 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! โ™ฅ 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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36 thoughts on “12 Festive Activities To Do This Christmas

    • Hi Liz! ๐Ÿ’— I love matching pyjamas! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think it’s quite cute and fun – hopefully you can try it one day โœจ Happy holidays to you! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break, filled with lots of love and new memories ๐Ÿ’• 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! โค

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      • Thank you for your kindness, Liz! ๐Ÿ’• Definitely need to get new matching jim-jams for the New Year! ๐Ÿคฉ I look forward to reading more of your writing in 2022 too ๐Ÿ˜โœจ You’re amazing! ๐Ÿ’

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    • Hi Spwilcen! I hope you are well and have been enjoying the holidays ๐Ÿ’— 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nonetheless, I hope these other ideas brought a smile to your face and you are looking forward to the new year โœจ๐Ÿ™โ˜€๏ธ

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    • Hi Sean – I hope you are well and been enjoying the holidays! ๐Ÿค—โœจ 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! ๐Ÿ’— May you have a great rest of the year!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

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    • Hi reflectsapathy ๐Ÿ’• 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! ๐Ÿค— I hope you and your family are having a beautiful holiday season filled with lots of love, delicious foods and new happy memories ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’—โœจ


  1. Some great ideas there. However my favourites would have to be watching christmas romcoms and drinking hot cocoa ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ holiday cheers to you ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโ›„๐ŸŽ…

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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! ๐Ÿ’•

      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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Thank you for your continuous support and kind message ๐Ÿค— 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 โ™ฅ It is important to think of other people all year round, especially during holidays and spread comfort and love ๐Ÿ™

      I hope you and your loved ones had an incredible Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year! ๐Ÿฅณ May it grant you lots of happiness and great health and wealth ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’โœจ


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    • Dear Genevieve,

      Hello! I concur with Caz regarding your suggestions. Well done!

      Thank you for liking my recently published festive post entitled “๐ŸŽŠ Season’s Greetings: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ“. The post combines art, graphics, poems, music and animations. May you relish my new post to your heart’s content, as I have yours. I welcome your feedback there.

      I would like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

      Furthermore, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus dynamic animations, it is advisable to avoid viewing the contents of my blog using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features and animations in my posts and pages. It is best to read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details.

      I hope that you will thoroughly enjoy the special poem and the bespoke animations featured at my said post. In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as my aforementioned festive post will be playing music to you automatically for about two minutes.

      Happy New Year! Wishing both you and Caz a wonderfully productive year doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you and your goals the most!

      May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your travelling, writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual endeavour and creative journey to unprecedented depth, diversity and discovery!

      Take care and prosper!

      Yours sincerely,

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      • Hi SoundEagle ๐Ÿ’—

        Thank you for reading this post and for your incredibly sweet feedback ๐Ÿค—

        I appreciate the recommendation when viewing your blog and will follow your preference by using a laptop/desktop device โœจ Sounds great! I like exploring blogs directly through directly from their own site to admire each person’s individual design/flare. All the elements in your blog are great – so much to take in and lovely art work ๐ŸŒท The diversity of content on your website is incredible and inspiring!

        Hope 2022 blesses you with more happiness, success and love. Can’t wait to see how you further expand your blog! Wishing you all the best ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™

        Genevieve xx

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    • Dear Genevieve and Caz,

      I forgot to mention in my previous comment that you can find my aforementioned post entitled “๐ŸŽŠ Season’s Greetings: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…โ˜ƒ๏ธ” from the Home page of my main blog. It is located as the first post listed under the category “Animation”.

      Yours sincerely,

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