and make it festive, even during lockdown
1. Organize a bake off
Host your very own Family MasterChef Christmas Cookies Bake Off!
Share pictures and videos in your family app while preparing
the cookies and of course of the end result.
source: Pinterest Suzy Cox
2. Play games
3. Go for a walk in nature
If this is in compliance with your governments' COVID measures and your family doesn't live to far away, you could all take a walk at the park, woods or at the beach while keeping social distance and staying safe.
This way you will be able to to see each other in person for a moment.
Source: Jessica Haderlie Photography
4. Play Online Secret Santa
Get together online and make everyone guess who their Santa could be. With a hint placed on their gift and the opportunity to ask one question, everyone has to guess the name of their Santa. Discuss how you will do the drop off of the gifts, so it stays a secret!
Source: Abbie Ren Illustration
5. Choose a dress code
Funny Christmas sweaters, PJ's all day, dressed in red or Santa hats. Choose a dress code together, so it feels like your part of something all together.
6. Do an online Family Christmas Karaoke
"All I want for Christmas iiihiis, youuuhouuu"
Get together online and sing all the famous Christmas songs.
7. Or an online dance off
Which family has the best moves? Prepare a dance with each household.
Source: Raquel King Photography
8. Spread some joy
Get together online and take turns in telling what you loved about this year, what you wish for next year and what you appreciate so much about your family. Make it cozy with some hot chocolate, whipped cream and marshmallows!
Source: Simply Willow Designs
9. Watch the same Christmas movie at the same time
This way you can do an activity at the same time with your whole family. Home Alone, Jack Frost, A Christmas Carol, Shrek the Halls, The Polar Express, The Santa Clause; which one will it be?
10. Take a family photo
As this Christmas will be one to never forget, why not capture these special times - where things didn't go as planned, but you all still made the best of it?
Get together via Zoom, Skype, Teams or any other online meeting app. Put on your Santa hats, wear that Christmas sweater or stay in PJ's - whatever dress code you all decided on - and make a screenshot!