20+ Ways To Make The Most Of Christmas In Lockdown

November 7, 2020

Christmas is the time for celebration with your loved ones, and 2020 has been an odd year for doing that. Whether you have had socially distanced meetups or Zoom meetups – it seems like we will have to deal with it a little while longer.

This post is aimed to ease the whole process, and talk through some innovative ideas to get through the winter months and Christmas In Lockdown.

Ways To Make The Most Of Christmas In Lockdown

Zoom – We have all have had to involve this in our life, and for Christmas, this will likely have to happen again. Communicate with other households and extended family through this video platform.

Pub Quiz – This has been a family throughout the years as it keeps everyone involved. Create different categories and present them to your loved one’s household by household – hopefully, it will allow for a little giggle.

Sing-a-long – This could be one to avoid for some households, however for others it could be a lot of fun!

Baked Goods – If you live local to your loved ones, you could drop off some baked goods from a distance and offer a Christmas day tasting session.

Put on a show – If you have little ones, a show could be the perfect way to keep them entertained. From puppets; to the traditional nativity – using items around the house could be the perfect way to spark creativity.

Homemade Christmas Decorations – Christmas in lockdown would mean a lot of spare time, use your free hours to make a DIY wreath, paper snowflakes, or tree decorations.

Learn Gift Wrapping – This sounds odd but it is a much-required skill that will come in handy over the years. Watch a few YouTube videos, or to hit the professional level, take a course.

Gift Giving. – This will be a lot more difficult this year, but it must be agreed with your loved ones whether presents are still happening, postponed, or cancelled.

Watch all the films under the sun – Christmas 24 is back and the films are constantly rolling, so get cosy and have a couple of hours off.

Turn your house into a coffee house – I did this when we first went into lockdown – I bought several bottles of zero-calorie flavoured syrup, marshmallows, hot chocolate (pots and for my Tassimo) and cocoa powder and got experimenting, finding the perfect combination.

Christmas In Lockdown

Enjoy every moment – It is rare to get this much time at home with your family, so when you can, take it all in and appreciate the moment.

Use Christmas in Lockdown as a photo opportunity – Make a note of this year as different and document it to tell generations to come.

Extend “Elf on The Shelf”– Although this is usually made for children, I have seen many non-pg versions to keep adults entertained at Christmas.

Start a long term project – This could help the time pass faster – from jigsaws, painting by numbers, home development… The list goes on.

Get cooking – Although you probably will have to cook for less, there is no reason not to experiment in the kitchen. So get the cookery books out and have some fun.

Send a “Christmas In Lockdown” care package – There may be some loved ones that are struggling more with not seeing anyone, so show them they are appreciated through a package of thought and love.

Shop for the elderly – Some people simply cannot leave the house at all – buying some essentials could really contribute towards making the whole process easier.

Help the homeless – This is a very difficult time for those without a home, so have a clearout and see where you can offer some assistance.

Build a fort – It’s winter, it’s cold and you are never too old. Make the most of childhood nostalgia and have fun.

Make a gingerbread house – Big or small, this can be an easy way to spend a few hours with loved ones.

Have a midnight feast – Obviously with kids, make it a little earlier. Get the snacks out, wear your comfiest clothes and veg out. It is Christmas after all.

Turn your house into a spa – Footbaths, face masks, pore strips, you name it. Perfect to clear your body and soul for Christmas.

Decorate your front/back garden into a winter wonderland – Fake snow, inflatables, even a Santas’s Grotto – go all out!

And there we have it, I hope this helps!

How are you planning to spend Christmas In Lockdown?

  • Reply
    Karalee Shotola
    November 7, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Even though Christmas will be a bit different this year, there’s so much you can do & these all great suggestions! I definitely love baking & cooking this time of year & watching Christmas movies!

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    Vinn
    November 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Our Christmas tree is up and some decors, and I have also prep the fruitcake, soaked in brandy. I love Christmas markets, but I’m not sure if they will be setting up this time with the pandemic. Still, we can celebrate in many ways. Enjoy your holidays!

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      Sophia Patel
      November 8, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      What a great plan, it’s really nice to hear some of the festivities have begun. Have a great Christmas!

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    Britt K
    November 8, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I love your suggestions for focusing on those who may be struggling more at this time – the homeless, the elderly, family members that are living on their own/cut off, etc. A simple care package could make a WORLD of difference for someone in any of these situations and it also helps us to put our own struggles into perspective. Sure, many of my favourite holiday activities are cancelled and I can’t get together with friends and family in the way that I am used to BUT I am home in a nice house with my husband and our pets, enjoying our time together, my work was already home-based before this started and we all have good health. Things could be FAR worse.

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      Sophia Patel
      November 8, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I feel this year is the perfect time to strip everything back and just take stock of what we have around us and usually take for granted. And next year, yes, I hope normality is restored.

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    Caiti
    November 9, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    We aren’t on a lockdown (yet?) in the US, but I love these ideas because I do plan on spending Christmastime at home!
    Caiti | Champagne & Postcards

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      Sophia Patel
      November 9, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Hopefully it doesn’t get to that! Have a great Christmas hun!

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    Sam
    November 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    With any savings onn ot doing externa activities, we are going to redirect mre to helping others this year. We hav enot been hit financially, so whether its making sure to shop local and small (a focus of my Monday posts) , donate more, or just make sure to check in on people facing loneliness, that is where to focus so I appreciate that was in your list. I personally love the trivia and coffee house ideas.

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      Sophia Patel
      November 9, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      What a great idea! It’s definitely a time where vulnerable people need it most (with it being the holiday season and winter) so that is such a nice thing to do.

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    Sophie Naylor
    November 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    I really wanted to do a Zoom pub quiz after I saw everyone doing it during lockdown 1, but just never got round to it! I definitely need to give it a go this Christmas, seems so fun xx

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      Sophia Patel
      November 9, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      Same here, looks like a laugh! Go for it, and have a great time xx

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    Susan M Costanza
    November 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Great suggestions, wonderful ideas to make this tough holiday situation more positive!

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      Sophia Patel
      November 9, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks so much lovely!

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    Richie
    November 9, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Sophia. Some great suggestions there, thank you. It’s been a strange year and so anything that can help us to be happy and encourage us to re-evaluate the important things in life has got to be a good thing. Except for Christmas 24! I draw the line there. One of those dreadful films once a decade would be once too often! (Humbug! πŸ™‚ )

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      Sophia Patel
      November 9, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Hiya!

      Thanks so much! Too right, I think we all just need a bit more happy in your life. Oh you’re right! I’m not a fan myself at all, the low budget rom coms are really not needed!

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    Mama Luana
    November 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Really cool Christmas ideas! Even though I’m not in lockdown, there are still restrictions, so I love this list. I think gift giving is still possible at a distance, especially if you buy something for them from their wishlist and you add their address for the shipping. Or by gifting virtual gift cards.

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      Sophia Patel
      November 10, 2020 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks for reading, this year will be a different one for sure, but it’s all about making the most of it!

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    Reads and Ramblings
    November 13, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    I cannot wait to go home and watch the Nativity films with my sister and enjoy her baking!!! And my family are going to wait for me to come home to put up the decorations!!! So excited for this Christmas

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      Sophia Patel
      November 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      ooh that sounds like so much fun! That’s so sweet, enjoy the festive period lovely!

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    Kayleigh Zara
    November 22, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    These are some great ideas and really I love the focus on helping people that need it the most! I’m hoping to donate some money to my local women’s charity this Christmas and food bank x

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      Sophia Patel
      November 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      What a great idea, definitely needed this time of year x

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