The holiday season is upon us, and for many families, that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas traditions. But if you're like me you might be looking for something a little more unique and quirky than the traditional Christmas activities.
Fear not, my fellow flowjo friends – I've got you covered.
Here are 10 ideas for creating new and (kinda) quirky Christmas traditions for your family:
Christmas Tradition Idea #1: Swap out Santa for a wacky holiday character.
Let's be real – Santa is kind of overrated. If you want to create a modern, quirky Christmas tradition, why not swap out the big guy in red for a wacky holiday character? This could be anything from a giant gingerbread man to a mischievous elf to a goofy snowman. Just pick a character that fits your family's sense of humor, and have fun coming up with creative ways to incorporate them into your holiday activities.
Christmas Tradition Idea #2: Have a family ugly sweater competition.
Ugly Christmas sweaters are all the rage these days, and what better way to embrace the trend than by having a family ugly sweater competition? Get everyone in your family to dig out their most outrageous holiday sweaters and have a good laugh at each other's ridiculous outfits. You can even make it a friendly competition by voting on the best (or worst) sweater.
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Christmas Tradition Idea #3: Make your own Christmas decorations.
Instead of buying generic store-bought decorations, why not get creative and make your own? This could mean painting your own Christmas tree ornaments, creating a wacky wreath out of recycled materials, or even building a gingerbread house from scratch. Not only will you have unique decorations that no one else has, but you'll also have the added bonus of making fun memories with your family.
Christmas Tradition Idea #4: Have a holiday movie marathon.
Who says Christmas movies have to be serious and sentimental? If you want to create a quirky, modern tradition, why not have a holiday movie marathon featuring your favorite wacky Christmas films? You could watch Elf, A Christmas Story, or even Christmas Vacation. (I'll definitely be watching Spirited with Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.)
Or, if you're feeling really adventurous, you could even create your own silly holiday movie using stop-motion animation or claymation.
Christmas Tradition Idea #5: Host a wacky holiday party.
Instead of having the same old boring Christmas party, why not throw a wacky holiday bash that's sure to be a hit? You could have a ugly sweater contest, a holiday karaoke sing-along, or even a gift-wrapping competition. Or, if you're feeling really adventurous, you could have a holiday-themed scavenger hunt or a white elephant gift exchange. The possibilities are endless – just let your imagination run wild!
Christmas Tradition Idea #6: Go carolling in a silly way.
Carolling is a classic Christmas tradition, but it doesn't have to be boring. Why not get creative and brainstorm wacky and unique ways to go carolling? You could sing your favourite holiday songs in a hilarious costume or create your own silly holiday songs and perform them for your neighbours. Or, if you're feeling really bold, you could try carolling with a twist – like rap carolling or acapella carolling.
Christmas Tradition Idea #7: Have a holiday bake-off.
Food is an essential part of the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than by having a holiday bake-off? Get everyone in your family to bake their favourite holiday treats, and then have a friendly competition to see who makes the best cookies, cakes, or pies. You can even make keep going it more interesting by having a theme – like gingerbread, peppermint, or eggnog. The winner can be crowned the family's official holiday baker, and can even get to choose the menu for your holiday meal.
Christmas Tradition Idea #8: Create a holiday scavenger hunt.
Scavenger hunts are always a fun and engaging activity, and they can be a great way to add some excitement to your holiday celebrations. Create a list of wacky holiday-themed items for your family to find, and then send them off on a wild goose chase around your house or neighbourhood. You could even make it a competition by dividing your family into teams and awarding points for each item found.
Christmas Tradition Idea #9: Have a holiday photo shoot.
Instead of taking the same old boring family photos, why not have a holiday photo shoot and get creative with your poses and outfits? You could dress up in silly holiday costumes, strike wacky poses, or even create your own holiday-themed backdrops. Not only will you have unique and memorable photos, but you'll also have a great time making them.
Christmas Tradition Idea #10: Play holiday-themed games.
Games are a great way to bring families together, and the holiday season is the perfect time to break out your favourite holiday-themed games. You could play holiday-themed charades, holiday-themed trivia, or even holiday-themed Pictionary. Or, if you're feeling really daring, you could even create your own holiday-themed board game or card game. Just make sure to have plenty of eggnog and cookies on hand to keep everyone fueled up and ready to play.
The holiday season is a great time to create quirky traditions that will be fun and memorable for your whole family. Whether you're swapping out Santa for a wacky holiday character, having a family ugly sweater competition, or creating your own holiday-themed games, there are countless ways to celebrate the season in a unique and quirky way. So get creative and have fun – your family will thank you!