For most people, Christmas means a mix of the same dry old movies and music, coupled with board games. Of course, this works for some. But, for others, Christmas needs something a little more fresh. To help you out, this post will go through some of the best ways to keep everyone entertained this holiday season.
Streaming TV And Movies
Of course, we’re all accustomed to streaming, nowadays. You get to choose from a host of different shows and movies, and you can watch them instantly. This provides you with near endless entertainment. And, it also makes sure that everyone is accounted for. If you weren’t expecting kids over this year, but find yourself entertaining them, then you’ll need some kids films. Services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Movies offer free trials. These trials last for a month, which is the perfect window for the holiday season. And, of course, they’re free. This gives you the chance to escape the old Christmas classics, and enjoy some more modern twists.
Old Video Games
When most of us were kids, video games were becoming the new big thing. Nowadays, though, they’re far too expensive to get as a one off. But, old consoles and games aren’t. You can pick up N64 games and consoles, as well as any console you can remember from childhood for nearly nothing. You will often find consoles bundled with entire game collections, giving you loads of choice of what to play. This gives you a chance to show the kids what real games are like, and also for you and your friends to have a blast from the past. Of course, you need to be careful when buying electronics secondhand. Always make sure that you’re getting something that is in working order.
Services like Spotify and Apple Music offer a service similar to movie streaming. Instead of video, though, you stream music. This gives you access to millions of artists and billions of songs, and it can be done for free. Most of these services of free trials, that last about a month. But, some will even let you use their service completely free. This gives you a chance to escape the regular Christmas hits that you’ve heard year in and year out for as long as you can remember. It also gives you a chance to share new music with your loved ones and get them into new things.
Of course, entertainment is subjective. So, what one person finds fun, could be boring as anything for other people. This means that it’s especially important to make sure that you keep your entertainment as inclusive as possible. Make sure that it’s tailored to the people that you’re hosting.
Hopefully, this will give you some ideas to help, though. Remember; Christmas is about having fun and relaxing. Don’t try too hard to make things unique, or you risk making it harder or less fun for yourself. With this, you have the tools to make an excellent Christmas… now you’ve just got to cook the meal!