Holidays are going to be very different this year, as we are still in the midst of quarantine and social distancing due to the global pandemic. This means that many people may not be able to see their family members during the holidays, and may even have to stay in their immediate household. Because the most beautiful thing about the holidays is being able to congregate with family and friends, celebrating this year will be hard on people around the world. But there is an upside to this unfortunate situation, we get to use our creativity and focus in ways all the ways we can stay connected with our loved ones for the holidays. For the best ways to use your imagination this holiday season, check out these 8 fun quarantine Christmas ideas.
Visit Santa through video chat.
Social distancing might mean that many kids can’t go see Santa in person this year. But don’t fret, companies like Santa Club are doing video chats with Old Saint Nick this year. You can have multiple kids online at once and also keep a recording of the jolly experience.
Take decorations into high gear.
If you are going to be in your home for the duration of the Christmas season, you might as well get really into your decorations this year. Take all the extra time you will save by not traveling or entertaining multiple guests to turn your space into a true Christmas movie set.
Do a Christmas puzzle.
Puzzles are a great activity during Christmas. The more intricate the puzzle the better, so that you can pass some substantial amounts of time while completing. As this requires some focus, puzzles are great to complete with the whole family in your household, or if you are flying solo for the holidays.
Make Christmas masks.
Many think of mask making as ordinarily a Halloween activity; but as previously mentioned, it’s the season for maximum creativity and imagination this Christmas. You can make masks for typically holiday personas like Santa, reindeer and Frosty the Snowman — or come up with your own Christmas characters.
Have a Christmas karaoke concert.
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is fun and joy this Christmas. One amazing way to kick up the holiday cheer is with singing, and a karaoke concert with your family is the perfect singing activity. Get ready for some fun and maybe even some healthy competition with this jolly old time.
Make a DIY gift.
With all the extra time you’ll have, you can also get into arts and crafts mode to make something homemade for a loved one. Everyone typically loves getting store-bought gifts, but there is something especially heartwarming about a gift made with love by hands and creativity. The grandmother, mom, uncle or sibling that you can’t see this Christmas will be floored with happiness by receiving a DIY gift from you.
Have a virtual Christmas party.
With all of the many people who will not be able to congregate this year, the next best way to connect with your people is to take the party to the virtual world. You can hop onto Zoom or Facetime with your family and friends, and soon you may forget that they aren’t physically in the room with you. If you want to take the fun to the next level, try coming up with a theme or discussion topics. You can have a cocktail party, or have dinner together simultaneously.
Have virtual bake-off.
You can also use Zoom or other video conferencing software to have some fun and competition with your loved ones. While the holidays are about spending time with your family and friends, the next priority on everyone’s Christmas list is the amazing food coming out of the oven. Choose a few dishes for everyone to make, and have the ultimate test to see who is the best cook in the family.