Virtual Christmas Ideas - Celebrating The Holidays Online With Family & Friends
No matter where you are, the holidays are much different this year. Even though most families and friends won’t be able to gather like usual, it is possible to still celebrate together and make the most of the holiday season.
2020 has had a lot of surprises, but all the more reason to celebrate safely by do something fun and festive!
Here is a list of some virtual Christmas ideas that will give you ideas for how you can celebrate with family and friends this year for a very, merry virtual holiday season!
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Virtual Holiday Party Ideas
Since we have all mastered the art of Zoom video calls this year, use this to your advantage and set up a designated day and time to check in with family or friends!
You can keep it simple and just share some festive holiday drinks together and catch up or try one of these specialty party ideas!
Open Gifts On Camera Together
Send gifts ahead of time and wait to open them together on camera so that everyone still gets to share the gift exchange excitement! If you enjoy surprises, take Secret Santa to a whole new level and send each other a mystery package!
Host a Virtual Game Night
Don’t worry about missing out on the fun and games this holiday season! You can still host family game night, just a little modified. One of the easiest ways is using Jackbox games! This is an online game service and when paired with Zoom, you can easily share your screen to play with friends and family no matter where they are! Only one person needs to purchase a game pack and they have a full list of tips for the best remote game night experience!
Make a Special Family Recipe
Send out the recipe and ingredient list ahead of time so everyone can shop for what they need and join a group video call to make one of your family’s favorite holiday recipes! If you don’t have a family recipe, pick out a new one to try something new together!
Festive Virtual Experiences
Christmas With The Griswolds
Tune in to a Virtual Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds featuring none other than Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo. They will be talking about fan favorite scenes, their memories from filming and hosting a live Q & A session. If you love National Lampoon’s vacation, this is a fun experience to mark on your calendar!
AirBnB Online Experiences
Did you know AirBnB hosts online experiences? They do! Now, instead of booking places to stay, you can book a virtual experience with a local expert. They host private group video calls and will teach you a new skill, cooking an authentic recipe, take you on virtual tours along with dozens of other activities.
Host a Contest
You can still have all the competitive fun with a cookie decorating, ugly sweater or gingerbread house contest. You can either host on a video chat or post photos of everyone’s creations on social media without revealing who’s who and have your friends and family vote.
For The Kids
We don’t want to leave out the little ones! This is the most magical time of year to be a kid! Good news! Santa is going high-tech this year!
Check out Live Video Call with The Clauses to set up a personalized call for your family who might be missing their annual visit with Santa.
Ready to tour the North Pole? Hang out with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and reindeer in this guided tour of Santa’s workshop with Santa: The Experience
You can still sing your favorite holiday songs! Plan a virtual karaoke with family or their friends and have each parent or child submit their song of choice so the list is ready to go with everyones favorites!
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