Top 10 festive things to do this holiday season


Mackenzie Lewis

This year has been weird with all of the extraordinary events happening in the world. It’s been tough and stressful and sometimes, it feels like it’s been the longest year ever. If you are not feeling the Christmas spirit this year, you are not alone. Here are a few things you can do to get in the spirit.

  1. Bake Christmas cookies- Whether it’s chocolate chip, gingerbread, or the cute mini cookies with Christmas trees or Santa hats on them making cookies can be fun and is a delicious snack for you, your friends, and your family.
  2. Build a gingerbread house- Having a gingerbread house decorating competition can be so much fun with your family. Who doesn’t love friendly competition? You can eat it when you’re done or even while you’re decorating
  3. Watch every Christmas movie ever created- Many people love watching Christmas movies. Take a day and spend it watching Christmas movies. Watch some of the classics like Elf and A Christmas Story, and maybe dig deeper and find a new favorite.
  4. Hang Christmas lights- Whether you’re hanging Christmas lights in your room, on your house, on your tree or anywhere else it is so festive looking and pretty. Having Christmas lights really puts you in the Christmas spirit and can lift your spirits.
  5. Decorate EVERYTHING- Decorate everything with ornaments, tinsel, lights, garland, etc. The decorations add a little bit of spice to your life and surround you with happiness and joy.
  6. DIY ornaments- Taking clear ornaments and putting glitter or fake snow and/or taking silver or colored ornaments and painting them or just decorating them in any way make them unique and special to you.
  7. Sing Christmas carols- Not many people go caroling anymore but even just singing alone in your room or with friends and family can be joyful and put you in the Christmas spirit.
  8. Buy Christmas pajamas- Getting matching pajamas with your friends and making TikToks or taking pictures is really popular right now and is cute and festive.
  9. Christmas shopping- There are two different types of people- the people who like giving gifts and the people who like receiving gifts. For the people who enjoy giving gifts, shopping for presents can be a lot of fun especially when you get excited to see the person’s reaction when they open their presents.
  10. Try different restaurant’s holiday drinks and desserts- Places like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Dairy Queen, etc have different holiday drinks and desserts that are quite good and nice to try around this time of year.

Whether you enjoy doing all these activities during this time of year or you don’t these are some fun things to do with friends and family around the holidays to really get in the Christmas spirit.