Fun Things To Do Around Christmas

Fun Things To Do Around Christmas

Erika Lewis




Christmas break is right around the corner, and everyone is anxiously awaiting the holiday. However, while waiting for Christmas to finally arrive, people often find themselves wondering if there’s anything they can do to pass the time. Fortunately, as always, I have come up with a list of things to do around Christmas. 


Decorate Cookies and Make a Gingerbread House

The first fun thing you can do is decorate cookies. It’s really not too difficult to do, unless, of course, you’ve been banned from operating the oven. There are hundreds of recipes and videos online that can guide you. Just be careful because some websites demand that you give them some of your cookies in exchange for their help. 


Drink Eggnog

Eggnog can be found in almost any store. It’s located by the milk. I actually hate eggnog, but don’t let that stop you. If you’re in the mood for making things a little more interesting you can even drink special eggnog, if you know what I mean. However, don’t drink any unless you’re over the age of 21, I’m not looking for any more trouble with the law. 


Sing Christmas Carols

There’s nothing like going around your neighborhood and knocking on random people’s doors singing songs. I personally like demanding food in song form. People tend to think it’s a joke, so you have to let them know, you’re not joking. Make sure they understand that if they don’t hand over the figgy pudding, you will burn down their home and steal all of their money. This is no longer a game. 


Secret Santa

Secret Santa is a fun way to get gifts for friends and see how well you know one another. Although, just make sure that things aren’t too secret. Although it’s called Secret Santa, do not keep it a secret from everyone who’s participating. One time I showed up with my gift, but none of my friends did. It was heartbreaking…


Go Sledding

Sledding is a fun activity, especially after a large snowfall. It’s great to go out with your friends for hours on end sliding down hills. HOWEVER, when you do this I have some tips and tricks. Don’t go out in sub zero weather for several hours after dark with only knitted gloves as protection for your hands. You will probably get frostbite. I don’t know from experience, but you’ve got to trust me on this. 


Visit Santa

Another fun activity to do is going to visit Santa. Whether that means going to the mall and sitting on a strangers lap, or making your way to the North Pole. Although the latter is a bit more time consuming, it’s probably safer and more worth your while. I don’t know about you, but there’s something weird about telling a stranger the things you want. It just doesn’t sit right with me. 


Write a Letter to Santa

If you don’t have time to visit the man in red, just write him a letter. Your parents will probably toss it in the fire, pretending they mailed it, but it’s fun. Just be very careful that Santa’s name is spelled correctly. Some people aren’t quite sure which order the letters are arranged in and instead of the North Pole receiving the letter, the devil does. He doesn’t want you or your kid’s mail so make sure to proofread. 


Go and See Christmas Lights

There is always something so magical about driving around and looking at the pretty Christmas lights. I personally have always been a fan of the people with the houses that move along to the music. There was one strange time, however, where the lights deviated from the music and there were three short flashes followed by three long flashes, and then three short flashes again. I don’t know what that was about, but it was pretty wild. 


Build a Snowman

The final thing that you can do is go outside and build a snowman. Perhaps you can steal an angry magician’s hat. And then, you can follow the snowman that’s somehow alive around town. You could then follow him to the middle of nowhere on a cold snowy night. After, you could get locked in a greenhouse by the magician you robbed. Honestly, that sounds like a super fun time if you ask me. I’ll probably be trying to do that. 


Well, I hope that those suggestions help you find a way to pass the time. You can ignore them, but don’t be mad at me if you’re bored. Whether you listen to my ideas or not, I do wish you Happy Holidays! Hopefully this season brings only warmth and happiness. (There will definitely be warmth if you burn down the houses of the people who refuse to give you the pudding.)