With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc, it's likely that the holiday season will look quite different for millions of Americans — and it's going to require some creativity to celebrate the season at home.
You might find yourself celebrating Christmas at home. So, we're here to help your search for family Christmas ideas that allow you to celebrate safely with your family. And for some, it might be more important than ever to celebrate Christmas on a budget, especially considering COVID-19's sweeping financial impact.
No matter where you and your family find yourselves this year, we want to offer tips for celebrating Christmas at home — some heartwarming family Christmas ideas for you and yours.
Plan Christmas Crafts With Your Kids
One fun way to celebrate Christmas at home is to come up with some fun crafts you can do with your children and grandchildren. From creating ornaments to making Christmas-themed crosses that commemorate Christ's birth, there's no shortage of family Christmas ideas that will help you and your family celebrate the season.
Here's a great way to celebrate Christmas on a budget and to come up with some fun craft ideas for your children and grandchildren.
Create a Christmas At Home Movie List
Another amazing way to celebrate Christmas at home this year is to gather the family to put together a Christmas list of holiday movies and TV shows you want to watch together! You could plan to stream movies on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day — a great way to celebrate the real-meaning of the holiday.
You can celebrate Christmas at home with a ton of powerful Christian Christmas movies now streaming at Pure Flix. Here are just two titles for your kids and grandkids:
"Veggietales: The Star of Christmas"
Let's start our Christian Christmas movies list off with this popular title from "VeggieTales!" It's 1880's London, and Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps (Bob and Larry) are putting together the finishing touches on their first Christmas musical the "Princess and the Plumber."
"Babes in Toyland"
Brilliant animation and clever characters highlight this favorite children's classic that features Jack and Jill, who travel to Toyland to save Christmas. It's one of the classic family Christmas movies worth streaming right now on Pure Flix!
And here are just a few additional titles for adults and families this holiday season:
"CHASING THE STAR"
Three Magi priests journey the unforgiving desert in search of the new born King.
Everyone is excited after receiving the news that the renowned “man of wonders” is coming to their village. Does the humble traveler who appears meet their expectations?
An unforgettable addition to our best Christian Christmas movies is "Christmas Angel!" This Christmas, Olivia Mead has one wish: That her single mom would find someone that can take the title of husband and dad.
Plan Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning Service at Home
One of the most popular family Christmas traditions is attending church either on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. For many Americans, this won't be possible in 2020. So, what's the alternative? Well, as you consider Christmas at home, consider streaming a powerful Christmas sermon.
Pure Flix has a great deal of options to help you and your family navigate this strange season. Max Lucado's "Because of Bethlehem" is a wonderful way to get in the spirit of Christmas — and you can browse our sermon library for ways you and your family can celebrate Christmas at home this year with powerful, biblical messages.
Make Christmas Cookies
A lot of people prepare Christmas cookies well before the holidays, but if you're spending Christmas at home this year, why not save the deliciousness for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Turn cookie-making into a fun experience for the entire family.
Go on the Hunt for Christmas Lights
Another consideration to add to your family Christmas ideas list: go on a family Christmas light search. Either plan a walk around the neighborhood on Christmas Eve or Christmas night — or hop on the car for a drive. Celebrating Christmas at home doesn't mean we have to stay inside the entire night.
We can go on the hunt to find the best Christmas displays in our neighborhoods, towns and cities. So, go for a walk or drive and explore the beautiful sights around you. This isn't only a fun activity for the whole family, but it's a powerful and simple way to celebrate Christmas on a budget!
Reenact the Nativity
Depending on how many family members you have at home this year, consider reenacting the nativity. Gather the family, get some props and have a wonderful time retelling the gospel story as you all come together to remember the greatest moment in human history: Christ's birth.
You can come up with a script on your own, and the preparation process is just one fun way to celebrate Christmas at home.
Play Christmas Bingo
Focus on the Family has a slew of family Christmas ideas you might just love! One of these ideas is to come together to play Christmas Bingo! If you're looking to celebrate Christmas on a budget and for fun Christmas at home games, this is a great way to celebrate the season with your loved ones.
This version of Bingo encourages kids and family members to do kind acts throughout the holiday season — and it's truly worth checking out. You can download the information here.
Christmas Games at Home
Another idea for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is to organize a family game day or night. Christmas at home will leave some looking to fill the time, and what better way than to create game stations, or to at the least dust off the old board games so you can come together and play!
There are just a few tips for celebrating Christmas at home and in quarantine! There are a lot of other ideas out there as well. If all else fails, sit down and enjoy the countless Christmas movies now streaming on Pure Flix!