25 Ways To Celebrate Christmas Day

25 Ways To Celebrate Christmas Day

We have put together a day plan of ideas on how you can celebrate Christmas Day with the family.

From breakfast, to lunch and dinner we hope these ideas inspire you and add a little cheer to your special day.

Breakfast

Why not start the festivities early with some themed brekkie that both kids and adults can enjoy!

1.  Rosewater Hotcakes With Roasted Rhubarb & Strawberry
This is a pretty special breakfast that’s perfect for those who think dessert comes too late in the day.

2. Christmas Toast Art For Kids
Make Christmas morning a breakfast to remember with these festive toast art ideas.

Christmas Tree Toast

Decorate

If you have some last minute decorating to do for the family, these ideas may come in handy.

3. Kid-Friendly Christmas Decorating Ideas
Five interior decorating ideas to Chrissy up your place. BONUS – kids can get in on the action too!

4. DIY Kitchen Garden Wreath
A homemade wreath is a perfect ‘welcome home’ hanging for your front door and a great centrepiece for a table.

5. DIY Paper-Fringe Christmas Tree
This super-easy, inexpensive kid and pet-friendly Christmas tree is perfect for small spaces or to decorate a tabletop in your home.

DIY Paper-Fringe Christmas Tree

6. Free December Calendar Wallpaper
Organise and Christmas-ify your phone with our cute December calendar wallpaper.

7. DIY Tissue-Paper Tassel Garland
Get the kids to help you make these ones, maybe hang them over a kids Christmas craft table or on a dessert buffet?

Reflecting on Christmas past

Christmas always comes with a little dose of nostalgia.

8. 90s Gift Guide For Kids
Do you remember some of these gifts you received as a kid? Maybe your kids can re-live these awesome gifts too!

Lunch + Dinner

Do you have a hot lunch or cool Aussie lunch for Christmas? Here are some faves to fill up the belly.

9. Eat Around The World
What the family meal table looks like around the world. What are some of your traditions?

10. Roasted Chicken Breasts With Capsicum
A roast that’s worthy of being served any day of the week.

11. Barbecued Asian Prawns With Noodle Salad
Get ready to throw another prawn on the BBQ with this yummy seafood salad.

12. Best Ever Christmas Rice Salad
This rice salad is perfect to serve with barbecued prawns, chicken or lamb, and is a great accompaniment to Christmas ham, turkey and seafood.

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Family Bonds

Just in case you need to ‘keep the peace’ with some family members…..

13. How To Survive Christmas With The In-laws
A few Christmas survival tips.

14. What Are Some Of Our Family Rituals?
The family that eats and plays together, stays together. What are your family meal traditions?

Christmas Activities

Keep the kids entertained throughout the day with some of these activities.

15. Christmas Mini Mag
Have you downloaded our latest free CHILD Mini Mag? It’s filled with festive activities and free colouring-in printables to keep the kids busy. It also features Christmas recipe inspiration and decorating ideas.

16. DIY Christmas Toys Kids Can Make
Keep the kids entertained these Christmas holidays – content and crafting their own toys!

Free Christmas Mini Mag

Giving

17. Just-In-Case Gift Guide
It’s never a bad idea to have a gift or two wrapped under the tree for those unexpected guests that pop in during the holiday season.

Dessert

We have a selection of treats to add to your Christmas dessert buffet!

18. Pavlova Wreath
Gotta love a classic!

19. Sweet + Spicy Gingerbread Recipe
A scrumptious and healthy gingerbread men biscuit recipe.

20. Cherry Strudel With Lemon Cream
A comforting dessert that will make for a nice festive late afternoon or evening treat.

21. Mint Slice
Something green and chocolatey always goes down a treat at dessert time, so here’s a mint slice to whip out after the Christmas barbie.

Pavlova Wreath

Evening Unwind

Christmas evenings are great for reflecting on the day, enjoying pressies gifted by loved ones, eating left-overs, sitting by the tree watching Christmas movies and reading a Christmas book.

22. Glazed Pears With Mascarpone
Just in-case you want something a little extra for supper!

23. 4 Simple DIY Flavoured Popcorn Toppings For Movie Night
A family movie night is not complete without popcorn! Try these simple flavour recipes to add a…pop to your corn kernels!

24. 31 Christmas Books Kids Love To Read
The most cherished Christmas books as recommended by kids.

12 Christmas Acts Of Kindness Kids Can Do

Keep On Giving

Keep the love of giving going by spreading kindness throughout your town.

25. 12 Christmas Acts Of Kindness Kids Can Do
Ways kids can help spread some kindness during the giving season.

Merry Christmas folks!


Compiled by Jenna Templeton // Photography by Annie Spratt, Jenna Templeton, Brooke Lark

Jenna Templeton
Jenna Templeton
jenna.templeton@childmags.com.au