The last thing we want to be doing over Christmas is connecting with friends and family via technology and for most, even just the word ‘Zoom’ brings back memories of the start of lockdown and the nations desperate clasping at some social interaction straws. For a lot of us online quizzes and group chats died a death and were happy to leave it there, however it’s Christmas and for a lot of people, technology is going to be the only way we can socialise this year.
I’ve been thinking of different things I want to do with my own friends and family this year that can be done online or via video calling. Quizzes are the easiest route to go down and we’ve done more quizzes in 2020 than in our existence on this earth, but while putting this list together I realised that Christmas is the perfect time of year for a quiz and I’m sure your friends and family will agree!
Here are my Christmas Zoom ideas!
Christmas is the perfect excuse for cocktails all day everyday! I love creating festive drinks and adding all the garnishes and decorations, along with swanky glasses and festive flavours. Every year I host a Christmas party a few days before Christmas, however obviously this year that won’t be going ahead so I wanted to make sure that my friends and I were able to have a festive get together and cocktail making even if it’s not in person. If you want to do this too you could send the ingredients list to everyone and follow along creating the same cocktail, or you could have a competition to make the best cocktail or take turns to make something new. There’s lots of possibilities and with an evening of making and drinking cocktails you’ll be sure to have an amazing night!
Who doesn’t love baking at Christmas time? Gingerbread men, festive cakes and sugar cookies are an essential throughout December and over the festive period, so why not put an ingredients list together, or even send the ingredients to your friends and family and bake together at the same time over a video call? You could have a competition over who has baked the best (think mini Christmas British bake off), or have a decorating competition. This is great if you have young kids or there are children in your family as they can get fully involved. You could even pick a judge if there’s family members who are unable to bake by themselves or who don’t want to actively participate. This is a really fun way to mix up your standard group video call and involve everyone. This would be perfect to do during the day so you can save your evenings for cocktails and game nights.
Christmas Dinner Date
We may not be travelling and seeing everyone this year like we do normally do, therefore the amount of mini Christmas dinners could be lacking this December! An idea I had for my friends is to cook a Christmas meal and sit down together on Zoom to enjoy it. Light a few candles, open a bottle of wine and sit down at the table and it’s almost as good as the real deal! You can go all out and have crackers and share your favourite terrible cracker jokes and enjoy your festive company just as much as you would if you could all be in a room together!
Festive Movie Quiz
Who doesn’t love Christmas movies? A festive movie quiz is a great way to involve all the family, including grandparents and kids alike. Everyone has a favourite festive film and putting together a movie quiz is pretty easy. There’s lots of quizzes online, or everyone can put together a round or a few questions each so everyone contributes.
Christmas Music Quiz
In the same vein as the movie quiz, a music quiz is sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Again, you could put together a quiz yourself or have each person or family create a round or few questions. You could play a few seconds of each song on your Christmas playlist and everyone has to guess. You could even try playing Christmas tunes on a kazoo and have people guess the songs – I’ve done this before and it’s really funny and so much fun!