It’s almost time for those jingle bells to start ringing!
Christmas is no doubt the most beautiful time of the year and what better way to spend Christmas eve than with family and friends in the warmth of your own home. The holiday season should be a time for relaxation, exciting traditions, and getting stuffed with delicious food of course! Here, we’ve put together some amazing tips to make your Christmas eve a cozy night.
Wear matching pajamas
Isn’t it hard to imagine the perfect and cozy Christmas eve with matching pajamas with your spouse and kids? Stay cozy in your matching family pajamas on Christmas eve and Christmas morning! Remember to take cool pictures in your PJs and near your Christmas tree to remember this holiday.
Make a hot cocoa bar
Now that we’re well into the hot cocoa season, time to get creative with making one. This is an incredibly yummy way to start off your cozy Christmas eve at home. Having a cup of hot cocoa with family and friends is one of the best parts of the holidays. Great your creative juices flowing by making cute Christmas-themed topping with candle canes as they double as decor!
Watch Christmas movies
Watching Christmas movies such as the classic Home Alone, Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas and even new blockbusters is a Christmas eve tradition that guarantees a cozy night in. Ready for a Christmas movie marathon? Stay warm in one of your beds or sofa, and grab some snacks for an unforgettable night.
Check out this list of the top 10 Christmas movies to watch on Christmas eve. This is an incredible way to enjoy the festive season while also making time for family.
Organize a Christmas cookie competition
What is more enjoyable than festive baking? A festive baking competition!
Games can be delicious too. Hold a Christmas eve cookie competition in your household or invite your friends over to join in the fun. This is one of the most fun ways for family and friends to spend Christmas eve. Invite everyone to contribute approximately a dozen cookies to your small Christmas eve night. Everyone who contributes cookies will vote on their top three favorites, where:
3 points for top 1
2 points for top 2
1 point for top 3
The cookie with the most points will be the winner! But really, everyone wins with all these cookies to enjoy. This will make a memorable and cozy Christmas eve.
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Play a guessing game with Santa’s stocking
Another great idea for cozy Christmas eve is to play a stocking guessing game with your loved ones. Get someone to put a random item in Santa’s stocking. Tie a string around the top of the stocking once it’s been stuffed so no one can see inside of it. Sounds like fun huh?
Pass the stocking around and let everyone touch and take a guess of what has been put inside. Give everyone a not to write down what is inside the stocking. Whoever guesses the item right wins it!
Let everyone open one present
Don’t open until Christmas? Ummm maybe just one present? Many families in the United States already do this Christmas eve tradition while in some parts of the world, families open all gifts on Christmas eve. If you have kids, you might want to consider this tradition as they would absolutely love the idea of opening at least one gift on Christmas eve. You can design a Christmas Eve box just for this tradition.
We hope you find these cozy Christmas eve ideas helpful, and that you try at least a couple of them this holiday. We wish you and yours a joyous Christmas and a happy new year in advance.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.