With the weather slowly turning, people’s attention will inevitably start to switch to Christmas particularly as this has been a difficult year for everyone in one way or another. While it is unclear what restrictions will be in place come Christmas, it is worth planning something extra special this year and as this has not been a typical year it might be worth trying something a little bit different.
Here are a few ideas for a slightly different Christmas this year.
Eat Something Different
Turkey is traditional but you might find that trying something slightly different this year could make things a little bit more exciting, particularly if you are like many and find that turkey is not actually that nice. You could simply swap this out for chicken, goose or ham or even opt for a meatless Christmas dinner – this is rising in popularity with more and more people becoming vegetarian and environmentally-friendly.
Embrace Different Cultures
One of the great things about Christmas is that it is celebrated differently around the entire world and there are many different cultures that have fun, special and unique ways to celebrate so incorporating these into your holiday will certainly shake things up a bit. Of course, you could incorporate the above idea into this by trying Christmas foods from around the world.
Help Those Less Fortunate
Despite the fact that people have had to stay away from one another this year, the pandemic has also brought people together in a strange way with people looking out for one another. Hopefully, this spirit will continue and Christmas is a good chance to do this by helping those less fortunate whether this is volunteering, inviting somebody that is alone over for Christmas or donating beautiful and delicious Christmas chocolate gifts to a charity.
Travel Somewhere Warm/Go For a Staycation
If it is possible, you might find that escaping to somewhere warm will be a nice idea this year. It has been a challenging and stressful year for everyone in one way or another and a nice warm holiday over Christmas could be the perfect way to end 2020 and start fresh next year. Alternatively, if travel is not safe or advised then you could look for a staycation Christmas holiday and there are many excellent places to choose from which could still help you to feel like you are escaping.
2020 has been quite unlike any other year and Christmas will be a good chance to have some fun and try to forget about everything and the above are a few fun and unique ways to celebrate this year.