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. You could also consider Online Bingo, which can be played virtually over Zoom. What a great way to spend the festive season!
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.
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!