Christmas activities adapted to COVID | WSAV-TV

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — As another Christmas approaches with COVID-19, you might struggle to find things to do with your household that don’t involve leaving the house. To help you out, here are some fun, COVID-friendly Christmas activities you can do without leaving the house.

Make and decorate Christmas cookies

Christmas cookies are a holiday staple. Whether it’s sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies, they’re always a delight to bake, decorate and snack on all holiday long. That’s what makes it such a good choice for a Christmas activity.

Not only is the process of making the cookie from scratch fun, but you can also get in touch with your creative side while decorating it.

Play a board game

Tabletop games will never go out of style and there are so many options for those looking to play with their family, even in groups of two.

If you already have games, great. If you don’t, there’s still time to head to your local game store to pick up a new one for your family to enjoy.

To see some recommended games for the holiday season, check out the link here.

Try new recipes

Cooking together can be a bonding experience for many. Why not turn your classic Christmas dish into something new?

If you and your friends are always making a Christmas ham, why not replace it with something you’ve never had before? If your family is used to chicken and turkey, try a vegetarian dish.

The options are endless, but if you need new ideas, here is a link to some not-so-average Christmas meals to give it a shot.

The website’s list of “I Just Make Sandwiches” includes recipes for two, vegetarian/vegan options, and even unique ways to cook holiday classics like turkey and ham. So even if you’re not ready to part with your chickens, you can still do something exciting and new.

Christmas Movie Marathon

Every person who celebrates Christmas — and even those who don’t — has a holiday movie they love.

Give your friends and/or family the chance to choose their favorite movies and take part in a Christmas movie marathon. This is an option that does not require much preparation.

All you have to do is put on the movies and relax with a cup of hot chocolate.

Build a gingerbread house

A Christmas classic you may have forgotten, this year is the year to pick up the tradition if you haven’t already.

Gingerbread houses are a great way for people to come together and create something special. Although they don’t last forever, they can also be a fun post-Christmas treat.

Looking for ideas to decorate your gingerbread house? You can check the link here for some decorating ideas. Some of them are a little complicated, but it will be a great challenge for older children and adults.

Decorate your own ugly Christmas sweaters

The ugly Christmas sweater trend is fairly recent, but it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

If you’re looking for something to do that’s COVID-friendly, this is definitely something you can do at home. You’ve just grabbed the tools and crafts you have, an old sweater, and some Christmas spirit.

After decorating them, why not take a picture of you and the rest of your household wearing your new Christmas outfit?

For sweater decorating ideas, check out this gallery from the “Good Housekeeping” website by clicking the link here.

Pay a virtual visit to Santa Claus

Although it’s very busy this time of year, Santa Claus can make sure to make time for you and the rest of the family.

There are several sites where you can book a visit from Santa Claus. It’s the priciest thing on our list, but also one of the most exciting for those with young children.

There are many websites you can use to schedule a virtual tour with Santa Claus with prices starting at $24.95 for one and $64.99 for another. Be sure to shop around before deciding which service to use, as some services offer more personalized tours with Santa than others.

Read Christmas stories

With technology making books available at the click of a button, now is the perfect time to start the tradition of reading with the rest of your household on Christmas Day.

In the digital age, there are a plethora of free stories to choose from online. But if you’re having trouble finding it, here is a link to a compilation from the “iMOM” website with 10 Christmas stories to choose from.

Play Christmas “Guess who?”

This game idea from the Kid Friendly Things to Do website is a cute way to spend time together this Christmas.

It follows the same rules as the original “Guess Who”, but now players guess holiday-themed things. (Think Angels, Grinch, etc.)

The game tutorial is on the website where you can find a link to here.

Make decorations together

If you have room on your Christmas tree, here is an activity that will leave you with fond memories for years to come. Instead of filling your whole tree with store-bought decorations, why not make a little room for the ones you made with your family and friends.

Ornaments can be made from so many things – the options are truly endless. Right here is a link to a list of ornaments by the “Hands On As We Grow” blog that you can make at home this year with everyone in your household.

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