Due to COVID-19 restrictions, holiday parties will be few and far between. Even activities like ice-skating, holiday shopping, and sled-riding are not recommended due to social distancing regulations. Despite these restrictions, making the holiday season special is easier than you might think. There are still ways to get in the holiday spirit this season, even with social distancing.
1. Watch your favorite Christmas movies!Giphy
One of my favorite holiday activities is watching holiday movies. Now is the perfect excuses to binge all the classics with no judgment. You can even watch them with your friends on Zoom or at home with your family. Movies like "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Home Alone" are great to watch while cozied up by a fireplace with some hot chocolate.
2. Bake some holiday cookies!Giphy
We all remember the bread baking fad that occurred when COVID-19 first hit. This holiday season, bakers can pass the time and get in the holiday mood by baking cookies. Snickerdoodles, sugar cookies, or, gingerbread cookies are my personal favorites. Not only will you be ready for the holidays, but you get to enjoy your masterpieces.
3. Build a gingerbread house.Photo by Randalyn Hill on Unsplash
If you are creative, building a gingerbread house is perfect for you. You can have fun and channel your inner child for a few hours while creating a masterpiece. If you're anything like me, the best part of making a gingerbread house is eating the building materials as you work. This is an activity that you can do while staying safe and having a jolly time.
4. Have a holiday party over zoom.Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash
Although we can't have in-person holiday parties, Zoom is a great alternative. Pick a night during the break to get on zoom with your friends, and throw on your ugliest sweater. You can play games, talk, or watch a movie. The holiday season is a time for friends and family. Enjoy each other's company, even if it's only virtually.
5. Decorate!Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is decorating. Lights, Christmas trees, stockings, garland, give me such joy. It makes my home almost magical every year. I know we're all excited about decorating, but try taking your time this year. Make it something special. You can even make your own decorations. Inside or outside, make your holiday decoration fantasy a reality while staying safe this year. By the time Christmas comes around, you'll feel like you're in a winter wonderland.