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Christmas: Fun Activities and House Party Ideas to Celebrate the Festival Indoors

Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, wears his Santa Claus costume as he poses for a photograph at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes – after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato     SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RC2ONK94B1TN

Santa Paradise Yamamoto (who didn't want to be identified with his real name), 58, an authorized Santa Claus by the Greenland Santa Claus Association, wears his Santa Claus costume as he poses for a photograph at his Gyoza dumplings restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2020. Yamamoto wants to reassure children that Santa is still coming to their houses this Christmas. "I've never heard of a Christmas where Santa Claus didn't appear," he said. "I might try to get in your houses through a different route from usual, but I will most certainly visit everyone's homes – after, of course, washing my hands, gargling, disinfecting the soles of my shoes, and taking the proper measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "GLOBAL SANTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES - RC2ONK94B1TN

Having a Christmas party at home is the best option when outdoor activities are not safe.

The Coronavirus pandemic has made us home-bound, however, that shouldn’t come in the way of enjoying Christmas. Having a Christmas party at home is the best option when outdoor activities are not safe. Here are some fun activities and house party ideas to enjoy with your family.

Distribute Gifts

The prospect of receiving gifts appears to be the most exciting aspect of Christmas celebrations, particularly for children. Parents can surprise their children with gifts in person rather than let Santa Claus take all the credit.

Joy can be found not only in receiving but also in giving. Children should be encouraged to share gifts with unprivileged, feed homeless people and animals and provide warm clothes to shield them from the cold.

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Share Stories

Another great Christmas party idea is storytelling. Family members can each take turns to share some inspiring or funny stories from their lives or create imaginary ones. This creates a positive family bonding experience and helps encourage children to be imaginative.

Feast Away

There can be no Christmas party without a sumptuous meal. Christmas cakes and cookies are the standard fare during this time. One can also try sweet bread, roasted mushrooms, mashed potatoes, pudding and strawberries dipped in chocolate among other delicacies.

TV Time

During Christmas, there is a plethora of television content to brighten up our festive mood. Old school Technicolor cartoons, such as the Hanna-Barbera Christmas cartoons, or Christmas-themed films can be an ideal late evening activity on Christmas day. Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Mary Poppins (1964), Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2 (1992), Jingle All the Way (1995) and ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) are some of the ideal family-friendly films.

These activities can help create a positive and memorable Christmas experience at home.

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