Christmas is a magical holiday filled with fun and positivity. However, once the presents are open and the dishes are devoured, there comes a time of boredom. Spending too much time with one’s relatives can be annoying at times. There need to be some activities accompanying the time spent during the Christmas holidays with relatives in order to go smoother.
And if you are wondering how you will survive these Christmas holidays, then you need to be prepared. We have listed for you a number of activities which you could fill in your time with during the Christmas holidays with your family. Check them out!
#1 Play board games
The first thing that you should consider doing during the holidays is to play board games with your family. This is one of the funniest and most pleasant ways to spend time with relatives after you have already got bored with them.
You will both spend time with them, which people are supposed to do during the holidays, and you will also not have to worry about avoiding certain subjects that you do not want relatives to touch upon. So, board games is definitely a fun escape from the boredom during the holidays.
#2 Go to the theatre
The next thing you should consider doing if you want to add some more diversity in the time spent with your family during the holidays is to go to the theatre. Seeing some play at that time of the year, or some other performance, like a musical, or opera even, is a great way to spend some of your free time.
It will fill you with holiday spirit and festivity. At the same time going to the theatre is a activity which can easily appeal to people of all ages, so you could watch a play with your parents, grandparent, and siblings at the same time. It is definitely an activity which you should consider doing.
#3 Visit the local Christmas parades and bazars
The next thing you could do during the Christmas holidays is to watch the Christmas parades in your town and city. At this time of the year there are plenty of events connected with Christmas. You could go there with your family and you can also grab some hot beverage, like cocoa, or tea, and enjoy your time outdoors filled with Christmas spirit.
#4 Go ice-skating
The next activity in our list is definitely considered a classical one when it comes to the Christmas holidays. It is ice-skating. It is one of the activities which fills you with Christmas spirit because it is a typical winter activity, at the same time there are plenty of people skating wearing Christmas hats, and there are a lot Christmas songs one skates to.
If you ever get bored of staying at home with your family during the holiday, you could head to the ice rink and enjoy some alone time, figuratively speaking. Another benefit of skating at that time of the year is that you will be able to burn some of the calories you have absorbed during the holiday lunches and dinners.
#5 Watch movies with your family
The next activity which you could try when you get bored is simply to watch movies with your family. You will be able to shut them up for certain kinds of subjects and at the same time you will have people to watch movies with. The ones that are most suitable are the Christmas movies, of course.
You could laugh, comment on the plot, eat popcorns, and spend time together without getting fed up with each other, which if we have to be honest happens when people spend a lot of time with their relatives. And do not forget about the essential Christmas dress code – warm Christmas sweaters for you and your whole family.
#6 Cook together
There is usually one or two family members who are in charge of all the cooking, one’s mother or grandmother. But if you want to make time spend with family even more pleasant, so why do not you cook together. Each of the members of your family could have a specific task. One of you can cook some main course, another could prepare the dessert, some could be responsible for the drinks, and someone else for the snacks.
You could also have some kind of contest. Some of you, probably the ones who are not that experienced at cooking, could compete against each other trying to make the best dish. There could be a jury of the members of your family who are more experienced at it. They could decide who has prepared the best dish probably without knowing whose dish they vote for. A nice way to be objective and fair at the same time.