Christmas holidays are maybe the most anticipated period of the year, and since the cold weather calls for time spent at home, it also represents the perfect opportunity to stay with your friends and family. Everyone enjoys giving and receiving presents, not to mention the thrill of choosing ornaments, decorating the house and carolling. For kids, Christmas is the moment they expect during the whole year: they are breathlessly waiting for Santa Claus; they love to unpack their gifts or play in the snow. For this reason, in order to make their wait worth it, you should strive to transform the holiday into something really special, by organizing a series of family activities.
Decorate the house
In order to get everyone into the spirit of the celebration, make sure you decorate the house properly. Remember that the Christmas tree is the central element, so transform its decoration into an engaging activity for all the members of the family. If you want to to make your kids feel appreciated and responsible, allow them to come with you and choose the tree and delegate them several other tasks. After you decide upon the colours and patterns, you can even let them choose the decorations: ribbons, stars, angels and so on. Allow them to be creative, and you will be impressed with the original results! Involve everyone in the decorating process, and do not forget to make a lot of pictures, to remember the joyful times.
Organize a movie night
If everybody is busy making plans or shopping, then you should suggest taking a break and gathering them all at your place for a movie night. Make sure you watch a nice comedy whose main character is Santa Claus, because there are plenty of thematic films you can choose from. The night will be fun not only for kids, but also for grown-ups, who will definitely enjoy the chill time spent indoors.
Bake traditional cakes and listen to carols
The magic of Christmas is not only about wandering from one store to another buying gifts, but also about the wonderful combination of traditional fragrances and the sound of carols on the background. Write down some recipes in advance and prepare them to surprise everyone: star-shaped or spritz butter cookies, cinnamon biscuits or flavoured gingerbread. These amazing sweets will add your nights a bit of the holiday charm, so be creative and let everyone taste the best Christmas cookies. You can also organize a present unpacking session, because the kids will totally love it!