Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a magical holiday surrounded by loved ones. I hope you get everything you wanted, whether it’s material or not. I hope you have an amazing day full of laughter, family, cheer, and, of course, chocolate!
I know the holidays can be hard sometimes. Maybe something happened around the holidays, you’ve had a difficult year, or you’re missing someone this Christmas. It’s okay if your holiday isn’t magical. Just because one Christmas feels off, doesn’t mean that they all will be. I hope you’re okay this year, and remember to hang in there!
For today’s post, I wanted to briefly share my favorite activities on Christmas Day. I mentioned a few in my A Cozy Winter Tag post, but I thought I would expand and include a few more. This isn’t a long or unique list, but I hope you enjoy the post and can relate!
Hang out with family.
Most people have time off for the holidays, and it’s a great time to spend time with loved ones (including pets). Some people travel while others stay at home. Personally I stay at home with my parents and my brother, so it’s a good time to relax and spend time with family. Life can get hectic with school, work, and volunteering, so I really enjoy the break!
Giving gifts and receiving gifts is a fun part of the holidays. I love seeing how people react to their gifts, especially when they absolutely love them! I’m not someone who enjoys surprises of all kinds, but I do love unexpected gifts! It’s so heartwarming when people stumble across something and buy it for you opposed to simply buying things off your wish list (although that’s lovely too).
I also really enjoy watching my pets open their presents. Tigger and Scooby both are a little unsure of wrapping paper, but once I start them off with a tear, they start digging through to the toy. I love seeing their excitement!
Drink a warm beverage.
There’s hot cocoa, peppermint mocha coffee, and tea, so there’s a warm beverage option for everyone! Brew something up for everyone (in Christmas mugs if you have them!), and sit down and relax. It’s a holiday, so you should go all out and splurge on extras like whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles!
Watch Christmas movies.
Marathon some Christmas movies! There are plenty on Netflix and on TV. My family owns a few of our favorites on DVD as well, so we always have access to some of my favorites like Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, and Jingle All the Way. I remember loving The Year Without a Santa Clause as a kid, so I might rewatch that one too.
Eat Christmas cookies.
Bake some fresh Christmas cookies (it doesn’t matter if they’re decorated or plain!) or eat some of the leftovers from earlier in the week. Maybe bring a few over to any neighbors who stayed in town as well!