5 Christmas Activities
by Tori Corbett
As these last few weeks of the first semester wrap up, all that’s on your mind must be Christmas, winter break, or any other holidays you celebrate. To pass the time, you may be wondering what you can do. Here are five Christmas and winter-related activities that you can do with friends!
1.Build a Gingerbread House
Building gingerbread houses may seem childish, but it is a fun activity that even older people can enjoy. You can build a gingerbread house alone or with other people. You can even turn it into a competition to see who has the best house! Making a gingerbread house can also be a romantic activity that you do with your partner. Consider this when you’re bored this season!
2. Movie Night with Small Activities
Undeniably, one of the best parts of this time of year is watching movies and baking. With your friends, significant other, family, or even just alone, you can watch all your favorite holiday movies in one night. Before starting the movies, you may want to bake your favorite holiday treats as well and enjoy them while watching the movies. Some popular Christmas movies are Home Alone, Elf, and This Christmas. You can also do things such as make hot chocolate, light your fireplace, or decorate.
Burr baskets are a cute gift with which to spoil your loved ones; they’re totally customizable, even down to the basket. The idea of a burr basket is having a festive basket or box and filling it with seasonal gifts. The seasonal gifts have no criteria, meaning you can make them special for whoever you choose. Some ideas could be festive candles, cute plushies, or matching Christmas pajama pants.
Gift games are games like Secret Santa and White Elephant. With larger groups of friends, these help ensure everyone is included and has fun. To play Secret Santa, the first step is to gather names. This can be done with the classic names-in-a-hat method or with apps and websites. Some website suggestions include Elfster, Drawnames, or Sneaky Santa. Each person will get a name, and you will buy the person you got a gift. On the established day, the group will gather and start the exchange!
A final activity you can do this season is make custom decorations. Customizing your decor gives personality and a sense of warmth to your home. This can be done alone, with friends, family, a partner, or even just your pet. You can make wreaths, ornaments, and so much more.