7 Ways Parents Can Celebrate A Happier Christmas And New Year

The holiday season is a time of togetherness, warmth, and joy for families all around the world. For parents, creating cherished memories and magical moments for their children becomes a top priority during Christmas and New Year.

If you are on a mission to make the holiday season extra special for your kids, a world of fun is waiting to be explored. Continue reading to delve into different ways to infuse laughter, delight, and a sense of awe into the holiday season, ensuring your children have an unforgettable time.

Have A Christmas And New Year Movie Marathon 

One of the fun things to do with kids is huddling up and watching happy Christmas and New Year movies. There are several children’s movies based on the holiday season. These movies are bound to make you feel all warm and fuzzy. This can even become a holiday tradition; your children will look forward to this quality family time.

Surprise Them With Gifts 

The holiday season is incomplete with gifts. If you have a Christmas tree, you can place the gifts under the tree so your kids can wake up on Christmas and be surprised.

Of course, buying the perfect gift for children is a daunting task for parents. If you seek Christmas gifts for girls, some good options would be a dollhouse, luxury perfume, multi-level jewellery box, selfie light, noise-cancelling headphones, etc.

As for the best gifts for boys, you can get a basketball hoop, headphones, a remote-control plane, hoodies, gaming chairs, etc.

The best gift for your little boy or girl would be something they are passionate about. For instance, if your little girl is into sports, you can give her gifts related to the sports she is passionate about. If your little boy is into gaming, you can give him a gaming chair. Or if you have a teenage boy and a girl, the gifts can be games or activities they can do together.

Create A Treasure Hunt 

Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? You can make things interesting by creating a treasure hunt according to a specific theme. Choose the theme and then encourage your child to find out the clues. The clues can be distributed throughout the house. The child must find all the clues and put them together to reveal a special message or gift.

For the treasure hunt, you can also include your partner and other house members. It can be a family affair where everyone contributes and makes an effort to find the final prize.

Have A Bake-Off 

You can throw a special Christmas and New Year party for kids with something sweet. All of you can together bake a batch of cookies. You can turn it into a competition by declaring prizes or gifts for whoever decorates the cookies the best.

Do not be afraid of a little mess. Put on your cooking apron, and everyone enjoys participating in cooking delicious cookies together.

When it comes to decorating the cookies, let your kids run wild. Let their creative juices flow so they can showcase their talent. This can be a fun activity to do together with your family to spend quality time and have a happier holiday season.

Play Musical Chairs

You can play a midnight musical chairs by starting the game five minutes before midnight on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. The minutes may vary depending on the number of family members. With each passing minute, hit the buzzer. The last child or adult of the family sitting on the chair at the stroke of midnight gets to decide the next activity or where the family will travel for their first vacation in the New Year.

Create A Time Capsule 

Making a time capsule is a unique and fun activity that the family can do together. This can give the children and the adults in the family time to reflect on the year that went by and all the things they are thankful for. The capsule can include some of the favourite moments or things of the family.

You can choose to create a family time capsule or individual time capsule. The capsule can include cards mentioning what you would want for your future. Then, you can decide to open the time capsule after 5 or 10 years.

Decorate The House 

A fun way to engage your children creatively and have an enjoyable family time is by decorating the house for the holiday season. Get your house decked up with coloured papers, sparklers, streamers and stickers. Give them a pair of scissors and some glue. Let their imagination go wild.


These are some fun ideas to have happier Christmas and New Year celebrations. Do not forget to get thoughtful gifts your child will like and hide them. A combination of gifts and activities will keep your children happy, and you will be a less stressful parent.

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