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How Can You Make Christmas Eve Memorable? 6 Fantastic Ideas

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Christmas Eve is here. And you and your loved ones could be looking for fantastic ideas to have a memorable 24th December. You have probably brainstormed for ideas, but none exciting comes to mind. The previous years have seen you doing a repetitive activity like preparing what to cook on the D-day.

Don’t worry. Find ideas that can work for you in this article.

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Go to Church on Christmas Eve

Holy Bible on a pulpit on Christmas Eve. Image Source: Pexels. Licenced under CC BY 2.0

Christmas is a Christian celebration marking the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s an event that cuts across all ethnic groups, including African Americans. Why not attend a church service in your locality? Kids would love wearing their Sunday best outfits and sitting comfortably in a pew. 

Churches don’t have the same order of service due to different doctrines. But you could find common Christmas carols like:

  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Silent Nights
  • Joy to the World
  • O Holy Night

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Watch a Christmas Film or Movie

Movie trailer for “ Christmas in Compton”. Video Credit: MeridienFilms

The list of African American Christmas movies to watch on Christmas Eve is endless. You can usher in Christmas with any of the following movies:

  • Christmas in Compton
  • Last Holiday
  • Our Christmas Journey
  • This Christmas

This isn’t to say these movies are exhaustive. Search for your favorite actor, actress etc.

Sing Christmas Carols

Silent night by Boyz II Men. Video Credit Boyz II Men

You don’t have a melodious voice for carols? Worry not! Singing carols isn’t about who has the best voice, it’s about letting the Christmas spirit embody you. So, sing your heart out with your family at home, or in the streets, if your area allows.

Open Some Gifts on Christmas Eve

Kids can be impatient and insist on wanting to open their gifts. But adults can also have anxiety. A good way of handling them is to open round one of the gifts on Christmas eve. Watch as the faces of your loved ones fill with anticipation and excitement as they open. Get satisfaction from the happy look on their faces.

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Gift Others

As you meditate on the true meaning of Christmas, share with the less fortunate. You can give cooked food to the homeless, donate to a children’s home, participate in community work. The list of what to give to others is endless. 

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If that looks far fetched, share with your neighbors who have no family. Invite them to dinner or bake something and take over to their houses.

And if you have kids with toys they have outgrown, ask them to give out, but ensure they’re still in good condition. Pack them in Christmas themed bags and take them to children who don’t get such toys. Or you check charity shops near you and deliver as soon as you can.

Count Your Blessings

Pen and notebook to write on Christmas Eve. Image Source: Pexels. licenced under CC BY 2.0

You’ve had a busy year working lots of hours. Not everything was perfect, but again not everything was bad. Take out a pen and paper and list all you have achieved, grateful for.

You’ll be amazed by the good things in your life. A year without illness, a new job, the birth of a baby, moving to a bigger house etc are examples of things you can count as blessings during Christmas Eve.

Other ways to spruce up your Christmas Eve include:

  • Baking a Cake for Jesus
  • Go out
  • Light up the Christmas tree
  • Wear Christmas pajamas
  • Bake 
  • Pack gifts

Christmas Eve is a time to look forward to. So pick an idea here. Even better combine several ideas, and create a unique and memorable time for you and your loved ones.

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