Christmas Eve is a time for family and friends to come together, celebrate the holidays, and enjoy each other’s company. But what do you do if it’s just you and your significant other?
This article will discuss how to spend Christmas Eve with your family! From watching movies together to reminiscing about old traditions, we’ve got some great ideas that can help make this holiday special for both of you.
Watch a Christmas movie
This one is always good for a laugh! Whether you’re cuddled up on the couch or snuggled under some blankets in bed, watching Christmas movies with your significant other is always fun. You can watch old classics like It’s A Wonderful Life, new favorites like The Holiday, and everything in between. You can create an even better atmosphere with matching Christmas PJs that will be a hit with your special someone. Just remember to keep the movies on the family-friendly side, especially if you have kids involved.
This can be an easy way to get in some quality time while enjoying yourselves watching Christmas films that everyone will love! And even though it’s just for one day, why not set up some Christmas lights or put out other holiday decorations?
Bake cookies or other treats with the kids
If you have kids, why not spend Christmas Eve baking? It’s a great way to get them excited about the holiday itself. Have your little ones help out with decorating cookies or other treats, and then wrap up what they’ve made as gifts for everyone else. Cookies always taste better when they’re from the hands of a little one, and your significant other will be glad to have some yummy treats waiting for them in the morning.
This idea can also work perfectly if you don’t have any kids at home anymore. It’s just as fun to bake cookies for two as it is with more people involved, plus, baking together always brings couples closer by giving them something else to focus on other than their busy schedules or technology. You could make this activity even sweeter (literally) by adding different flavors and toppings like chocolate chips and sprinkles.
Get your family photos up on the wall for everyone to see
One of the best things about Christmas is reflecting on all that has happened during the year. If you have some old photos from past Christmases, bring them out and put them up around your home. It will help remind everyone what a great time it was celebrating with friends and family – plus, they can be fun to look at while decorating or opening presents.
There’s no need to go overboard here, just pick one or two photos for each person who celebrated last year. You could even make this activity more interesting by asking those people to caption their pictures so you’ll have something funny to laugh at together as well as sentimental memories of good times spent with loved ones.
Play board games together as a family
Board games are a wonderful way to pass the time with your family. They can be especially perfect if you have kids, as they’ll love passing some of their favorite games off onto you and spending quality time together.
This is also an excellent idea for those who don’t want to spend Christmas Eve night cooped up indoors – it’s just too nice out for that! Invite your significant other over along with everyone else in your household so you can all play board games outside or somewhere warm like on the porch. You could even bring the game into the pool (if weather permits) so no one has to deal with sitting still for hours at a time.
Put up lights and decorations around the house
One of the best things about Christmas is getting home and being surrounded by lights, trees, wreaths – everything that brings cheer to your life. So why not put up some decorations around your house? You could even take this one step further with a little landscaping if you have the time to spare.
For example, if there are bare patches in your yard or along walkways where nothing has been growing for years now might be a good time to plant some small bushes or shrubbery that will stay green through the winter months so it’s something nice to look at when the snow starts falling around you.
There are so many ways to get your family together on Christmas Eve, but these ideas just scratch the surface. We hope that this list inspires you to come up with other ideas for how to celebrate together as one, no matter what time zone or continent everyone lives in.