Christmas Day always starts with so much promise and excitement. But, after all of the presents have been ripped open, the turkey carved, and loved ones fallen into a food-induced coma-like state, it seems like it’s all over much too quickly. With months of build-up to this one day, it’s nice to make it as long and as full of joy as possible. Here are some fun family activities on Christmas Day to keep the holiday spirit going long after all the crackers are pulled.
This seems like an obvious one, but this list would not be complete without it. There is nothing like everyone gathering around and playing a good ol’ game of Monopoly or Clue on Christmas Day.
Everyone always perks up when there is a bit of healthy competition going on. And whose family doesn’t argue when it comes to being the banker, or the dog piece for Monopoly?
It’s even somewhat a tradition in some family homes for someone to get annoyed and flip the board. It’s all very dramatic but makes for a great story to retell the following year!
More family activities on Christmas Day: Lego competition
This activity is a fun one suitable for any age. Nearly every family has Lego or something similar in their home.
If you don’t, maybe it’s an idea for a last-minute Christmas present for your little ones? Set a timer, and see who can make the best Christmas tree decoration in the allotted time.
It can be Santa or one of his Reindeer that you make out of Lego. Or, if you’re really up for a challenge, try building Santa and his sleigh.
The winner could get an extra helping of dessert and their decoration put into the best place on the tree. Or, you could see who can make the best Nativity scene for the mantle.
The possibilities and creative options are endless are endless. You can click for more ideas here so you won’t run out on the day if this activity is a favorite one.
Charades or “Heads Up”
An oldie but a goodie is a classic game of charades. It always promises a lot of laughter and silliness on Christmas Day.
This is also one that requires no equipment, so if you find yourself without Lego or a board game, you’re not stuck in front of the TV with the disappointing specials.
You could get into teams and write down challenging films, songs, books and celebrity names on pieces of paper. Then, put them in a hat for each competing team to pick from.
Keep the rule of no talking very strict to increase the hilarity factor. Alternatively, if there is someone tech-savvy in your family, try an app version of a similar game called Heads Up.
It’s slightly different in the sense that the player holds their phone on their forehead with a specific word. Their team then must explain the nature of it until the person guesses correctly. Fun, right?!
Enjoy fun family activities on Christmas Day
Hopefully this write-up has given you a few ideas for staying entertained and in the spirit on Christmas Day. With how busy life can be, it is seldom that all the family is able to get together. So, be sure to make the most of it and have a wonderful Christmas holiday.