As Malaysia lifts the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in most states, there isn’t going to be much change for those in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor as it is to be extended until December 20th in said districts.
Just five days shy of Christmas and with a global health crisis going on, celebrating the holidays at home may be an option for this year, because let’s face it, nobody wants a deadly virus infection for Christmas, do they?
So, how do you celebrate Christmas without having to go outdoors for the various Christmas displays and of course, large crowds.
Make breakfast ahead of time
Opening presents may be fun but can be time and also energy consuming, depending on how many presents you’re opening on Christmas day of course. Instead of spending majority of Christmas morning to plan and prepare for a hearty breakfast, utilize the extra time at home during the holidays to prepare it in advance. Try your hand at one you could prep the night before so all you have to do in the morning is to just simply pop it in the oven.
Go old school with decorations
Remember your grandparents’ favorite décor trends back in the day? What better year than to fling them out for the holidays especially when we all could use a little classic taste in our already bored up homes this year. Ceramic Christmas trees, yes, they are a thing, along with retor ornaments, wooden beads and the Christmas Village display you would see as a kid.
Christmas movie marathon
So, you’ve been stuck at home for the holidays and time is passing by slower than usual, why not consider a Christmas movie marathon while at it? Sure, the movies on T.V. may be great, but nothing beats that good old chuckle you get from watching classics such as the Home Alone trilogy, Harry Potter, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and many, many others especially with the various streaming services offered these days to utilize from.
Zoom and Google Meet have possibly become more famous than anything this year, so make use of it to meet but not actually have to meet. Create invite links way in advance so that you give your friends and loved ones time to space out their calendars for some quality time together.
Send gifts to those near or far
CMCO doesn’t mean that you should forgo the gifts. As one of the most fun parts of the season, make someone’s day by sending them something to keep under the tree and to look forward to opening. You culd also plan a video call to see their reaction when opening your gift.
Christmas cocktails or mocktails
If you feel like it, you can have your very own personal holiday themed party at home. Embrace your inner bartender and create all the festive drinks your festive heart would desire. If you have kids, a variety of mocktail recipes are out there for you or your kids to try their hand at as well! And of course, we don’t have to tell you to drink responsibly during the holidays, do we?