15 Family Christmas Activities

15 Family Christmas Activities to remember the meaning of Christmas #Christmas #traditions

Hi all! Rachel from {i love} my disorganized life here. Can you believe it’s December already? Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. Growing up, I can recall the glow of the Christmas lights outside my bedroom window, the decorated Christmas tree in the living room, the Hershey’s Kisses in the candy dish, holding hands & encircling the tree with my sister and cousins while singing Christmas carols. I don’t know about you, but with all the baking, shopping, decorating and gatherings, I tend to forget to slow down and truly enjoy the holiday season. To help you {and me!} remember the true meaning of Christmas, {which, to me, is compassion, hope, love & peace}, I’ve compiled a list of 15 family Christmas activities that are fun and meaningful to enjoy with your family and friends.

  1. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
  2. Take dog/cat treats to an animal shelter
  3. Take books to a children’s hospital
  4. Visit a retirement/nursing home
  5. Make dinner for families at a Ronald McDonald House
  6. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  7. Go to church/mass
  8. Read Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
  9. Adopt a family
  10. Have each family member write a short paragraph for a family year-end letter
  11. Take a family photo
  12. Have appetizers for dinner on Christmas Eve with your kids {no major cooking involved!}
  13. Read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20
  14. Take baked goods to your local fire station
  15. Open a ‘family’ gift on Christmas Eve {like a game everyone can play that night}

What other family Christmas activities can you think of? I’d love to hear your suggestions!


3 Responses

  1. I love that these are all so service orientated and that you are doing them as a family. It's so important to care and give and not just do fun things all season.
    1. msinfoblog says:
      Thanks Katelyn you are right it is always important to show kids the gift of service!
  2. Some great ideas! I'm always wanting to get in the Christmas spirit but have a hard time so I'll try a few of these!

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