Top tips for festive fun at home this Christmas

Tuesday 8th December, 2020

Christmas may feel a little bit different this year, but there are plenty ways to enjoy lots of festive fun with the family from the comfort of your own home.

Here are some fantastic ideas to make Christmas feel extra special this year:

Decorate your house

This is the perfect excuse to go all out by transforming your home into a real-life winter wonderland.

From magnificent wreaths and lights to stunning DIY tips, find out some great ways to turn your living room into your very own Santa’s grotto.

You can find loads of inspiration and ideas here.


Try something new in the kitchen

Why not try something different with this year’s Christmas dinner plans with a brand new recipe?

Indulge yourself with some sweet treats, including “unbelievably easy” mince pies, Christmas rocky road, Black Forest trifle or “next level” yule log.

Or if you prefer something savoury, try roast parmesan parsnips and roast potatoes or sage and onion Yorkshire puddings.

For more ideas and recipes click here.


Dance away to a Christmas playlist

You’ll be rocking around the Christmas tree with some of these classic songs. Click the playlist below:


Have a Christmas movie marathon

It’s the big question – is Die Hard really a Christmas film?

Enjoy a Christmas movie marathon with some of these family-friendly picks:

  • Elf
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Grinch
  • Home Alone
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol
  • Love Actually
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Die Hard
  • The Snowman
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • The Polar Express

Plus, you’ll find loads more movie-marathon ideas here.


Christmas stories

Round up the family and throw on your best festive jumpers to enjoy some heart-warming stories to feel the true magic of Christmas.

Take a look at some fantastic Christmas books online from the Renfrewshire Libraries service, as well as some online fun with kids favourite BookBug.

Renfrewshire Libraries – Christmas Books

BookBug online sessions

Hopefully these tips will help make sure you have a cracker of a Christmas!

Find out more ways to have festive fun at home