Christmas Eve does not mark the end of the holiday celebration. The actual fun begins on Christmas morning; it’s when a series of activities await the whole family. Some people maintain their family’s annual Christmas morning traditions, while there are others who experiment with new activities each year.
Tree Classics has prepared a list of activities with which you can start your Christmas Day. For you to have fun in all of these, encourage your family to wake up at the same time so that you can do them together. It is, after all, by sharing these activities with them that you can attain a perfect Christmas morning.
Hang the Stockings
Spend quality time with your family by hanging your Christmas stockings together.
On Christmas Eve, fill your children’s Christmas stockings with goodies, then hang the stockings on their assigned seats at the dining table while they’re fast asleep. The next day, watch them as they happily pull the goodies out of their stockings.
Enjoy a Pre-made Breakfast
Treat your loved ones to a hearty and delicious breakfast on Christmas morning.
Prepare your Christmas breakfast the night before so that you can laze around all morning. After working on a hefty Christmas Eve dinner, it’s time to relax with a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cinnamon monkey bread. While having breakfast, enjoy a long conversation with your family, as this is something you seldom do on regular school days.
Open Gifts under the Tree
Have a grand time opening gifts together under the Christmas tree.
After breakfast, rush to the presents under the tree, then tear open your Christmas loot. On Christmas Day, adults are given the permission to feel and act like kids.
Watch Classic Christmas Films
A heartwarming scene from the classic holiday movie Miracle on 34th Street.
Make a bowl of popcorn, then watch classic Christmas-themed movies, such as Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Story, to name a few. Never mind if you’ve seen these films countless times. What matters is that you get to watch them this time with your whole family.
Play a Board Game
Do away with video games and have a good round of board games with the family.
Games on cell phones, computers, and other digital devices have succeeded in detaching one from his own family. This Christmas, forget the digital world and use board games to bond with your family. Reconnect with them though a checkers board game, domino set, and backgammon board game.
When shared with your loved ones, all these activities will lead to a perfect Christmas morning.
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