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Things To do At Home This Christmas

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We all get bored, especially around the holiday if we have nothing to do. And like most people, we can’t figure out what to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy the holiday spirit from the comfort of your own home. From cozy movie nights to baking delicious cookies, get ready to make the most of Christmas!

Firstly, let’s take a look at the world of classic Christmas movies. Gather your family, grab some hot cocoa, and enjoy an epic movie marathon that will take you to a magical place with heartwarming tales!

  • One of everyone’s favorite movies is Elf. With an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s a Christmas classic that will give you the holiday spirit that you can’t normally get in the comfort of your own home.
  • Made in 1994, The Santa Clause is a comedy classic that touches on the aftereffects of divorce. Its current rating on Rotten Tomatoes is a 73%.
  • Based off the child’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a family favorite with fans from all ages. On Rotten Tomatoes, it’s 100%! According to Alexa Crowley, “Yeah, my favorite Christmas movie is the Grinch!”

Creating a wish list can be fun, but it’s better when you’re writing to someone! This Christmas season writing a letter to Santa can help you feel that holiday spirit. For many, writing a letter to Santa telling him what you what for Christmas, is a Christmas tradition. Sometimes it is a bit hard to know what to want. Here’s is a list of what some people want this year…

  • “For the Dolphins to win this season.” said 7th and 8th grade teacher, Sandra Pagliughi
  • “I want clothes and perfume, like Lululemon and Cheirosa.” said 7th grader, Peyton Connolly
  • “Shoes, new shoes.” said Cole Schicker
  • “I want a dog!” said Brodrick Hankee, a current 7th grader
  • Julia Jimenez says she wants headphones!

Another fun activity to do is to make and send Christmas cards to your family and friends! Not only is this a creative activity, but it’s also a festive way to spread joy around the community and connect with your loved ones. Here are a few ideas why this could be a wonderful activity this holiday season!

  • Making your own Christmas cards allows you to be in touch with your artistic side, you can get crafty with various materials including watercolor, markers, glitter and ribbons. Use different techniques such as blending colors, creating gradients, and adding pops of color into your card to bring your designs to life. Experiment with painting or drawing festive scenes like snowflakes, Christmas trees, or reindeer, and you can even add a touch of glitter!
  • Christmas is a time for spreading good spirits, and what better way to do that than by sending heartfelt cards? Your loved ones will appreciate the love and care you put into making each card. It might be just a small gesture for you, but it can brighten their day and remind them of the happiness shared during the holiday season. So, grab some art supplies, set up your crafting corner, and get ready to create memorable Christmas cards to bring joy to others!

Finally, to wrap up this holiday list, the final thing you can do is… cookies! This activity will add some sugar, spice, and a little bit of flour to your holiday mix! Let us look at some of the most popular cookies this season.

  • Peanut butter blossoms: a sweet yet salty peanut butter cookie topped with a chocolate Hershey kiss. This cookie will not only please your tastebuds, but it only calls for no more than 5 ingredients! This cookie has been described as a “go to” cookie!
  • Snowball cookies: These cookies are just giant balls of sugar, salt, flour, eggs and more!! These cookies can have a different variety of nuts in them or plain salt sugar, flour, and butter. These cookies are a simple and delicious crowd pleaser.
  • Sugar cookies: These salty sweet Cookies can be eaten plain or to add a little fun and sweetness, you can cut them out with cookie cutters, make some frosting and… decorate! These cookies are fun to eat, and decorating is fun for the whole family!

To conclude, there’s no reason for you to feel bored at home anymore, spending the holiday season with your family can be just as magical as going out somewhere. These activities help us embrace the spirit and joy of Christmas, while also creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Whether you choose to cozy up with a classic Christmas movie, unleash your creativity through crafts, or bake festive cookies, may these traditions bring cheer to your homes this Christmas!

 

 

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