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Fun Things To Do On Your Own On Christmas Day

As I mentioned in a recent post, not everyone has someone with whom they can spend Christmas Day, and as such, the holidays can be a lonely time.

However, some people prefer to spend the day alone, and that’s absolutely fine!

Having said that, much of the popular Christmassy activities are based around being part of a group. So what can those of us who will be spending the day alone do to get into the Christmas spirit?

I have some ideas!

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  • Go for a walk and look at the various displays of Christmas lights
  • Put on a Christmas playlist and dance in the kitchen
  • Paint a picture of your perfect winter scene
  • Watch a Christmas film
  • If it has snowed, build a snowman!
  • Read a Christmassy book
  • Write some Christmas poetry
  • Learn to play Christmas carols on an instrument
  • Take photos of your pets with their Christmas gifts
  • Create a Christmas make-up look
  • Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate by the fireplace
  • Cook yourself a Christmas dinner
  • Eat mince pies
  • Burn wintery incense, such as cinnamon or frankincense
  • Wear an ugly Christmas jumper
  • Browse Christmassy things on Pinterest
  • Print off some Christmas colouring pages and colour them in
  • Add a Christmas page to your journal
  • Create a Christmas vlog and post it to YouTube
  • Bake a Christmas cake

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  • Take a nap!
  • Watch/listen to some Christmas-themed ASMR
  • Pamper yourself with a face-mask
  • Paint your nails in festive colours
  • Write a Christmas song
  • Knit a scarf or hat
  • Crochet a blanket
  • Pray or meditate
  • Make some seasonal jewellery
  • Listen to a Christmas audiobook
  • Watch Christmas videos on YouTube
  • Make your own wintery scented candles
  • Take a relaxing bath with some seasonal essential oils
  • Write letters to family or friends
  • Do a Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzle
  • Paint kind messages or quotes on stones and hide them around your local area
  • Make and decorate a gingerbread house
  • If it has snowed, shovel the driveway of your elderly or disabled neighbour
  • If you can safely do so, have a small bonfire and roast marshmallows

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  • Make soup with seasonal vegetables
  • Research how Christmas is celebrated in different countries
  • Make a list of New Year’s Resolutions
  • Make a list of your accomplishments from throughout the year
  • Write a blog post about the festive season
  • Declutter your wardrobe to make room for some new clothes in the new year
  • Do some research and choose a charity to make a small donation to
  • Join an online group on an app like Amino or Dischord and chat to others
  • Browse local volunteering options online and submit an application
  • Take some high-quality festive photos and submit them to a stock photos website
  • Create a scrapbook
  • Learn a Christmas carol in a foreign language
  • Write thank you letters or cards to anyone who gave you a Christmas gift
  • Stargaze
  • Wear your most comfortable pyjamas all day
  • Create care packages to donate to a homelessness charity
  • Organise a small New Year’s Eve party or gathering
  • Write a list of things for which you are grateful

Do you have any of your own ideas for Christmas Day activities? Let me know in the comments!


Fun Things To Do On Your Own On Christmas Day

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