5 Exciting Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays with Family

5 Exciting Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays with Family

When the leaves start to change, and the aroma of pumpkin spice is in the air, it's natural to start feeling a little festive. If you like to set the stage for epic holiday celebrations, owning a set of matching family pajamas flows seamlessly into this equation.

Imagine this: Your beloved family members are all finally home, and it's Christmas Eve. After a fantastic dinner, everyone slips into their comfortable Christmas jammies. Maybe you all snuggle up to a favorite holiday movie and munch on some popcorn. When the movie's over, it's time to catch some Zs. The following day, everyone comes downstairs and either waits excitedly by the presents or reaches for a hot cup of coffee. What happens next on this most magical day is up to you. Here are five ideas worth trying while celebrating the holidays in your matching Christmas pajamas!

1: Take a Family Photo

Of course, you can't all be wearing coordinating sleepwear and NOT get a record of it, right? It's hard enough getting everyone in the same place once a year! So, capture the memories of yourself and your loved ones donning the same color scheme and holiday patterns and relish in the togetherness. Matching pajamas for every member of the family will bring smiles and memories flooding back all year long—and don't forget a flannel bandana for your dog!

Gather 'round and take some of the most epic photos of the year and create a family hashtag to keep all your memories in one place on social media. Set the scene, too, to appear even more festive. Perhaps take the photos next to the decorated Christmas tree or fireplace mantel. Or get a little fresh air and snap the pics in an outdoors setting.

Another idea: kick this up a notch by filming and posting a holiday TikTok video. Your kiddos will more than likely embrace this fun trend. First, ensure everyone is wearing their matching PJs. Then, film a quick video of the fam dancing, unwrapping presents, or engaging in other holiday activities set to a holiday tune. Your video will undoubtedly put a smile on plenty of faces.

2: Have a Movie Bingefest

There's nothing we like more than taking some time out and partaking in some good clean fun. That is why a Christmas day movie binge-fest is what we consider #goals. So, after everyone has had a chance to tuck their presents away in their rooms, it's time to curl up on the couch and watch some great movies. Tired of the blanket tug of war from your young ones? Grab a fleece throw to keep everyone toasty throughout the entire program. It doesn't matter if your favorite holiday movie is off the beaten path or your typical traditional Christmas flick—all that counts is that you all have a blast! Don't forget to have some tasty holiday treats close by for snacking throughout the night. Put out some caramel popcorn, shortbread and gingerbread cookies, and hot chocolate—enough for everyone to enjoy their fair share.

3: Backyard Firepit Time

If your family likes to enjoy the outdoors in the colder months, then put on your matching comfy pajamas and gather around the fire. Hot cocoa, s'mores, and lively conversation are the only other accessories needed to make this night a success—unless you'd like to throw on some jackets to take the edge off the outdoor chill. Cashmere sweaters and winter snow boots are also welcome companions for your outdoor escapade.

Consider inviting a few other guests, such as the neighbor who's always getting your mail when you're off vacationing or some of your kiddos' friends. It would be great to partake in this activity with other people dear to you. Just remember to stay warm so you can enjoy the refreshing feel of a winter evening gathered around the fire—one of mankind's oldest but still unbeatable forms of entertainment. Everyone will enjoy sharing cherished memories, listening to music, singing, and sharing each other's company.

4: Game Night!

If you're not up for braving the outdoors in your pajamas, an indoor game night is a great way to pass the evening. After your bellies are full from a satisfying Christmas dinner, pull out a family-friendly board game or a deck of cards and let the good times roll. If you haven't been letting Aunt Stacie win at Rummy for the past two years, give her a break this time, and try not to get hot under the collar while sporting your Christmas sweater during a competitive round of Monopoly.

Your tech-savvy kiddos may want to drift off to play their video games, but this holiday season, try to get everyone in on the electronic fun. Maybe your niece can teach you a few tricks when playing Fortnite. Or perhaps you can all set up and play an epic family game of Among Us. Whatever games the fam plays, it'll surely be too much fun to handle and will spark lifelong memories.

5: Make it a "Crafternoon"

Maybe you and your family are handy and like to make things. Having craft time in the afternoon is a great way to bond and do something unique and memorable. This is especially great for kids who are at their best earlier in the day! Gingerbread houses are a delicious and obvious favorite, but anything goes if it's something your family enjoys doing. Make a wreath, crochet scarves, or find another craft that meets everyone's skill level. Play some Christmas tunes and take photos and videos of the experience. We guarantee that you'll have a wonderful afternoon and create a valuable souvenir of your time together this year.

Aside from owning personalized Christmas stockings, we can't think of anything more spirit-boosting during the holidays than cute and cozy matching pajamas. These apparel pieces are more than just comfy sleepwear but a way to deepen bonds with the ones you cherish the most in this world. Find your favorite set and get ready to spend quality time, whether it's a quick cuddle or a crafty evening!

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