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20 Traditions to Start to Spend More Time With Family Over Christmas

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The holidays are getting closer and closer each and every day. Are you prepared? To spice Christmas up this year, why not start a new holiday tradition? Here are 20 family traditions to consider starting:

1. Make decorations and decorate together

2. Go shopping at Christmas markets

3. Bake and cook Christmas dinner together

4. Go caroling

5. Create and send Christmas cards

6. Personalize a gift

7. Create your own advent calendar

8. Participate in Secret Santa

9. Leave cookies and milk out Christmas Eve for Santa

10. Write a letter to Santa

11. Open a gift on Christmas Eve

12. Order takeout on Christmas Eve to avoid cleaning

13. Wear matching clothes or ugly sweaters

14. Look at the Christmas decorations and lights in your subdivision

15. Have a family night in watching Christmas movies

16. Go ice skating

17. Visit Santa

18. Donate presents to a charitable organization

19. Help the environment by organizing a clean-up

20. Volunteer at a local food shelter

Deanna (or "Nana Barratt") is an MA Creative and Media Enterprises graduate from the University of Warwick. She previously studied Popular Music, but decided to take a different career path into writing. She now writes about music, the TV and film industry, and East-Asian culture, and gives student advice and lifestyle tips.

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