How To Celebrate Christmas
If you know how to celebrate Christmas, you'll know it's a joyful experience as you gather together with family and friends and celebrate the remembrance of Jesus Christ. The day is often fun for children and adults because the holiday is full of cheer. Learn to experience the best times of the Christmas season by following these steps.
Things you'll need:
- Gifts to give family and friends
- Christmas cards
- Christmas decorations
- Christmas tree and ornaments
- Holiday music and movies
- Christmas dinner
- Buy gifts. Purchasing gifts for close family and friends is one of the season's traditions to celebrate Christmas. While Christmas shopping in the middle of large crowds is exhausting for some people, it is fun for others because you get to experience the Christmas atmosphere: holiday decorations beautifying the city, Christmas music playing in stores and being among other holiday shoppers.
- Buy Christmas cards. Buying Christmas cards is a great option for long distance friends and relatives. Sending Christmas cards shows you wish them well and wish them a nice holiday.
- Plan sightseeing events. Every city/town has beautiful decorations in their downtown area. Whether you are going alone, with your significant other or with your children, cities around the country have holiday events: parades, ice skating, beautiful Christmas window displays, which include the city's wonderful lighted Christmas tree.
- Decorate your home. You can fill your home with holiday spirit by placing Christmas decorations in your home. Decorate your Christmas tree with ornaments, brighten your windows with Christmas lights, place wreaths on your door and mistletoe over the threshold to kiss that special woman in your life. Use poinsettias as a centerpiece for your table. Every time you come home, the Christmas atmosphere surrounds you.
- Listen to Christmas songs. You know Christmas is near when Christmas songs are playing on radio. Create a playlist of songs that represent Christmas. Some traditional Christmas tunes include Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Son,g, "Gene Autry's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or Bing Crosby’s "White Christmas."
- Watch Christmas shows. Many television networks air Christmas cartoons and movies during the holiday season. Popular movies include “Home Alone,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Cartoons to watch include "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Frosty the Snowman" or Dr. Seuss's "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" is fun for everyone to watch.
- Celebrate the day with loved ones. Invite family and friends to enjoy the festive atmosphere with Christmas dinner. Start by saying a prayer about being grateful to spend another year with loved ones on Christmas day. Include all holiday food: stuffing, potato salad, yams, sweet potatoe pies, cake and the main dish, turkey or ham. Buy a bottle of wine to toast for Christmas day and cheer.