For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, December 25th can mean several different things. For me, growing up, it meant going out for a movie and Chinese food with my family. Every year while many of my friends opened presents around the tree, my family would pile into the car and head off to the movie theater—ironically, to go see the Christmas-related flick of the year! It can be tough to find things to do on Christmas if you don’t celebrate since nearly everything is closed. Nevertheless, here are some fun ways to spend Christmas if Christmas isn’t on your calendar.

  • Grab some friends or family and head to a movie. Or two!
  • We’ve heard rumors that amusement parks, like Disneyland, are less crowded (and open) on Christmas.
  • Work. Let your Christmas-celebrating coworkers have the day off to celebrate with their families.
  • Go out to eat at your favorite Chinese restaurant. Typically, most Chinese restaurants stay open.
  • Winter cleaning. Who says this tradition should be limited to spring?
  • Invite other friends and family who don’t celebrate to join you for the day. Play board games, watch pre-rented movies or just enjoy each others’ company.
  • Volunteer. Look up your local soup kitchen or shelter to see if you can lend a hand for the day.
  • Learn to cook or bake something new. Make sure to buy ingredients in advance since grocery stores are closed.
  • Take advantage of the huge holiday sales and shop online.
  • Make up a new family tradition!

Do you have any fun activities or ideas to add? Share your comment with us below!

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