Meaningful Ways That Christians Can Celebrate Christmas at Home

By Carmen Slabbert
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published September 22, 2021.

Family in Christmas hats in front of a laptop

With the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the world hard, celebrating Christmas as a family can be difficult. In most countries, it is still prohibited to have social gatherings. So let us look at how we can celebrate Christmas safely this year.

What is the Meaning of Christmas for Christians?

Some Christian celebrate Advent, this is the preparation for Christmas that takes place four Sundays before the time and is seen as a time for fasting and prayer.

Overall, Christmas is an important holiday for Christians, as it is focused on the date Jesus was born without whom there would be no religion.

It's a celebration of God’s love for the world through the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born to pay the price for all that we have done wrong, and reminding us to keep Christ close to our hearts.

6 Tips to Celebrate Christmas Meaningfully

Celebrating Christmas in a meaningful way has become important as people have started losing sight of what Christmas is all about.

1. Spend more time with your family

A family enjoying a Christmas dinner

Quality time with family makes Christmas more meaningful. You can do this by doing fun activities together, and it does not need to cost too much. It could be something small like having a camp-out under the Christmas tree. This family time can also be spent by reading the nativity story, bible scripture, and prayer.

2. Spread the joy of Christmas

Handing over a meal at a soup kitchen

Spread the joy of Christmas by giving needy people a gift packet with things they can use like, non-perishable food or blankets. You can even go to a homeless shelter and help them serve food on Christmas Eve. Dressing up as Santa Claus and walking through the neighborhood will bring joy to children and even adults.

3. Attend an online church service

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Most churches have online services to avoid too many people being in contact with each other. Make this a family event as if you are visiting a physical church for worship. Have candles lit and partake in some Christmas caroling.

4. Do a random good deed for a stranger

Three people enjoying a walk in a garden

You can clear up a neighbor’s driveway or pay for a stranger’s coffee. Visit a nursing home, giving attention to elderly people who have no family that can come and visit them. Random good deeds have a way of multiplying. This way, you are not doing something good for one person but a few.

5. Have a thanksgiving Christmas

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Thank God for all He has done for you and your family. Like keeping you healthy even though the world is in a pandemic. The birth of Jesus and the meaning of it. We have a lot to be thankful for.

6. Teach your children the true meaning of Christmas

Mother and child doing crafts in Christmas hats

The Christmas season has become more about worldly things, and the true meaning of Christmas got lost. Teaching your children the true meaning will keep it from becoming a dead tradition.

How Do You Have a Meaningful Christmas During COVID?

To have a meaningful Christmas during Covid-19, you need to keep yourself safe by adhering to all the protocols in place. Protocols like wearing your mask and sanitizing regularly. Even with those in place, spend time with your family and take parting devotions. We do not need to lose the joy of the festive season.