Once the super thoughtful gifts are opened and you’ve sung the fifth rendition of “Oh Christmas Tree,” you might be tempted to let sports or Cartoon Network take over the entertaining duties for the rest of Christmas Day. But if you’re trying to curb screen time or your family is over vegging on the couch, there’s still hope. We’re sharing Christmas activities that’ll keep everyone feeling little less Grinch-y and a lot more like Buddy the Elf in no time.
1. Have a Gingerbread House Building Competition: Building gingerbread houses isn’t *just* for kids. Make it a competition and see which one of your family members is the ultimate gingerbread house builder. (via Brit + Co)
3. Play Christmas Movie Trivia: Get in the holiday spirit by having a Christmas movie marathon, then play a round of Christmas movie trivia to see who is the most festive of them all. (Photo via Warner Bros.)
4. December Dice Game: White Elephant is a traditional gifting game that we all know and love. This year, switch things up a bit and play this dice game. It’s a fun take on the gift exchange. (via Play. Party. Pin.)
5. Play Spoons With Candy Canes: Pick up a pack of candy canes and playing cards to spend QT with the family. Spoons is a classic card game that’s usually played using just cards and (you guessed it) spoons, but you can swap it out for candy canes for a festive spin.
6. Make a Photo Booth: Everyone loves a good photo booth. Set up a Christmas-themed booth at your annual party to document this year’s holiday memories. Bonus: Next year’s holiday cards will be epic. (via Lovely Indeed)
7. Lucky Last Line Gift Exchange: In this gift exchange game, a poem tells players to pass the gift left and right. You end up passing the gifts all around the room, and whichever present you have in your hands at the end of poem is the one you get to open. (via Play. Party. Pin.)
8. Christmas Crackers ($25): Crackers are a Christmas classic (say that five times fast!) Pop these on your place settings before the big dinner for some extra fun.
9. Have a Cookie Decorating Party: Bake a batch of sugar cookies and set up a cookie bar with all the fixings to make the sweetest holiday treats around. The best part about this party is you get to eat it all when you’re finished.
10. Make a Drinking Game Out of Christmas Movies: This one is for your family’s 21+ crew. Drink every time Buddy the Elf does something *completely* ridiculous, and we guarantee you’ll be tipsy within the first five minutes of the movie.
What are your favorite Christmas activities? Tweet them to us @britandco!