Christmas in 2016 is unfortunately centered around gifts.

Everybody is hustling and bustling trying to get everybody they love the perfect gift, even if we cannot afford it. Here are 11 things that I would rather do with my family around Christmas time than worry about gifts.

1. Look at Christmas Lights

It might sound cheesy, but its a beautiful (and free) thing to do together!

2. Make Breakfast

Don't make mom cook while everybody else enjoys, gather around, pitch in, and cook together! It might be a tight squeeze but its also memories.

3. Take Photos in Matching Pajamas

Most are going to hate this, but its a fun and cute way to bond and show your love for one another!

4. Make a Gingerbread House

PSA: They have ginger bread houses that you and your dog can eat!

5. Read the Bible

Don't forget what this holiday is really about.

6. Drink Egg Nog

You won't be able to buy it for much longer! Get it while it lasts!

7. Buy Gifts for the Angel Tree

Focus on giving back and instilling values into the younger ones in your family.

8. Sing Christmas Carols

Even though most are not the best singers, its a fun activity that creates memories.

9. Watch “A Christmas Story” Marathon

A must watch for the holiday, and it's on a 24 hour loop!

10. Play Games

Pie face is a family favorite, lots of laughs, lots of memories!

11. Go To Church

Again, let's remember what this holiday is really about. Give it the time it deserves.