The most celebrated time of the year in the Philippines is coming to its peak. Christmas is a joyous festival, a great time to express love for everyone and to celebrate the ever-lasting love of God. It is the most awaited moment; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is forced to stay at home and are prohibited from conducting mass gatherings.
Thankfully, video conferencing platforms can be used to have fun with our loved ones, even when we're far from each other! These platforms serve as a bridge for fun and exciting online Christmas party activities to give love on Christmas day. In this article, we have a guide and suggested activities that will surely spend Christmas in your homes safely yet jolly.
There are many alternative ways that can be done online to celebrate Christmas without setting up physical gatherings, such as get-togethers and reunions with family and friends. Here is a guide on how to choose the best online Christmas party activities for you and your loved ones to level up the Christmas cheer this season!
As we Filipinos tend to celebrate Christmas longer than any other country, we have many traditions, especially when “ber” months start. Staying at home won't stop us from getting the Christmas spirit because we can still do it virtually, and even better with a twist!
For instance, almost every one of us has experienced caroling from house to house. To put a twist on it, singing Christmas carols online will be even more fun because we get to use the green screen feature where you can add beautiful and cheery background designs if the platform you're using features it.
As an alternative, you can put actual Christmas decorations and props behind you to feel Christmas even more! There are many more Christmas family traditions that we can conduct virtually and make it more fun and exciting by putting a twist in it. It will surely make everyone feel the same way as they do when done in person.
Aside from traditions, going for new and other activities will make the party more exciting because we get to try something new. One example of a new activity to try out is the fun icebreaker called "The Naughty List", which has a naughty twist of the game Never Have I Ever.
It is a game where the host will say ten naughty statements, and participants will bring one finger down when they have done what was said, whoever has the most fingers up until the end wins.
Activities that are new to us might be a little hard to conduct because it will take a lot of explanation; however, it will be worth it because everyone will have fun and enjoy as soon as they get the catch.
If there are people who are not fond of games, you may also try doing a quick and simple round the table sharing session. For example, you may ask about their favorite Christmas memory, favorite Christmas food, best Christmas gift they've received so far, and many more.
Online meeting platforms can now be used as a room for fun parlor games! There are many individual and group games available online that you can pull out in a virtual party. Play Trivia or Scattegories to squeeze out stock knowledge or guess the real criminal in a murder mystery game with heart-pumping excitement!
They are compatible with Zoom, and these games must be played simultaneously. So, you really need to set up your laptops, tablets, and smartphones and ensure a strong internet connection for a smooth-sailing game.
To ensure that everyone will enjoy and have fun, creating an online poll is the best option to ask the participants what activities they prefer. Creating a poll takes only less than a minute and will give you a fast response from the on-the-spot questions.
It is free and can be done through Facebook groups and even in your family group chats. Creating an online poll will not only determine their desired activities but will also help you know everyone's opinion by starting a great discussion about the things that you can do.
To make the merriest party of the season more awaited, you can use your creativity to make cute Christmas party virtual invitations to send out to your family and friends. There are many free invitation templates online, and all you have to do is download them and put the details about the party by editing them.
If you don't find a design that clicks with your personal preference, you can customize and create it yourself using photo editing software like Photoshop. Doing so will help you make a good start and will surely convince everyone to participate. It doesn't cost anything because your creativity is all that matters!
Celebrating a Christmas party virtually might take the participants a moment to adapt. So, here are the best online Christmas party activities that are easy yet fun to conduct, and also, they're surely video conference-compatible! Read further to have an idea and spend this Christmas perfectly.
|Other Notes||Includes Playing Cards|
|Other Notes||Interface: Micro-USB and USB 3.0 Connectors|
|Ideal For||Online Caroling and Videoke|
|Other Notes||Available in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold|
|Ideal For||Cosplay, Costume Party|
|Other Notes||Colors Are As Shown, Comes in 4 Pieces|
|Ideal For||Christmas Cocktails|
|Other Notes||Buyer Must Be At Least 21 Years Old|
|Ideal For||Christmas Lunch or Dinner|
|Other Notes||1.50 kg|
|Ideal For||Quality Time, Movie Marathon|
|Other Notes||Can Be Rented HD for 150 Pesos|
|Ideal For||Christmas Gift|
|Other Notes||Small Box, Pre-bundled|
|Other Notes||Follow Instructions on the Product Details|
|Ideal For||Story Telling, Visual|
San Miguel Purefoods
The SM Store
Bingo Lottery Machine
Dual USB 128GB
Wireless Handheld Microphone
Christmas Gift Box
SM Gift Pass P500 (SMS eVoucher)
Belen in a Box
Virtual Bingo Bonanza
Online Exchange Gift with the Fambam
Belt Out Some Christmas Carols and Take the Videoke Challenge
Bring Christmas Cheer with Christmas Head Pieces
Enjoy E-numan with Family and Friends
Prepare Your Food Before the Online Party
Movie Night with the Classic Christmas Films
Organize In-Kind Fund Raising for Less Fortunate
Send eVouchers If You Don't Know What To Give
Story-telling of the First Christmas for the Kids
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|Ideal For||Games||Gift||Online Caroling and Videoke||Cosplay, Costume Party||Christmas Cocktails||Christmas Lunch or Dinner||Quality Time, Movie Marathon||Christmas Gift||Gifts||Story Telling, Visual|
|Other Notes||Includes Playing Cards||Interface: Micro-USB and USB 3.0 Connectors||Available in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold||Colors Are As Shown, Comes in 4 Pieces||Buyer Must Be At Least 21 Years Old||1.50 kg||Can Be Rented HD for 150 Pesos||Small Box, Pre-bundled||Follow Instructions on the Product Details||None|
Want to have a white Christmas in the Philippines? You might want to add this snowy chocolate cake recipe by Emma's Goodies to your menu list this coming Christmas!
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It does not matter what gift you give to your loved ones as long as it comes with love. But, it is better to give them something they will surely cherish and enjoy. Check out our other articles to have an idea about Christmas presents.
Staying at home is not an excuse to miss out on everyone's beautiful smile. We can still give love on Christmas day even we're not physically together with our family and friends. Traditional activities might be the happiest when done in actuality.
Still, we at least get to continue our family traditions through online Christmas party activities without risking everyone's life to the COVID-19 virus via online video conferencing platforms. After all, Christmas is truly in our hearts. Share what you got by tagging us on our Instagram and Facebook page.
Author: Roel Pillas Malubay
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