Gather around for holiday baking
Better Homes & Gardens reports that people are using their time together to lean into some of those favorite old habits, like cooking together. More people than ever are rounding up the family and friends, and baking Christmas cookies as a team. So break out the cookie cutters and roll some dough, the team baking tradition is rocking this year. Whether you try out a few new recipes or go with the tried and true, there’s no wrong way to bake a batch of cookies when you do it together.
Kick it old-school with classic Christmas movies and nostalgic decor
While last year limited the time we could spend with extended family during the pandemic, it also had us at home with nowhere to go. And that got us back on the Christmas movie kick. This year, bring them back for the whole family to enjoy, with classics like “A Christmas Story,” “Home Alone” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
The pandemic also put things in perspective and made us remember to appreciate life’s little things. Pay homage to the little extras that made Grandma’s Christmas so special, with this year’s biggest little hit: the iconic ceramic Christmas tree of yesteryear, which has made a major comeback. There are more than 13,000 #CeramicChristmasTree posts on Instagram this season.