It’s Christmas!!!22 December, 2014
Beagle Street’s top 5 Christmas activities
There is no hiding from it. Christmas is near. The tree is up. Presents are bought and wrapped. An entirely implausible amount of food is sitting waiting to be eaten.
By Christmas Eve many people have a house full of family and a gaggle of excited children. As a team we have put our heads together and come up with our top 5 Christmas activities for all the family. Give them a go and let us know if you have any of your own family traditions.
Get out into the great outdoors
Horrified of the thought of exercise over Christmas? Don’t be. Just think of the guilt free Mince Pies and Sherry! Drag all of the family out and enjoy the peace, quiet and the crisp winter air together. Yule appreciate the warm fire and a hot cup of cocoa all the more, so why wait until the New Year!
Welcome to The Cube!
This Christmas instead of working your way through a pile of presents, set your kids or spouse challenges to win clues to the whereabouts of their gifts. One game used in the household of a member of the Beagle Street team is to lock the presents in a container or the shed and put the key in a tube. For every game won you can add a cup of water to the tube, getting closer to releasing the key…and your presents!
Crack out the board games
Some will flinch at the very thought, with flashbacks to that game of Monopoly. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you want to drag the kids away from the TV and their Games Consoles, Board games are a great way to bring together people of all ages and get everyone talking. Family favourites include Risk, Articulate or even Charades!
Want to make sure everyone is in the festive spirit? Dim the lights, grab some popcorn and settle down as a family to watch a Christmas classic. Whether it is a real classic like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ or ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, a comedy like Elf or even one of our top 10 Disney classics, all that matters is that you watch it as a family.
It may be cliché. It may only happen in films. But there is something incredibly festive and warming about gathering around a piano and singing Christmas carols. If you don’t have a piano or keyboard any other instrument or even an iPod docking station will do. Worried you can’t sing? Even better!