There’s no doubt Christmas is a wondrous time for children, but for adults the stress and frenzy can detract from enjoying the time together. Rev Paul Clark gives some tips on how to recapture the joy this Christmas by engaging your inner child.
Plan fun family time
Throw some water balloons or board games into the Christmas stocking—and ensure you use them a number of times these holidays. Do this even if you don’t have children.
Get down on the floor
Spend time on the floor playing with your kids/grandkids/friends’ kids and their new toys.
Go all out or keep it simple, but decorate the house, Christmas tree or put up Christmas lights with loved ones.
Give presents away in a public place
You might need to get permission, but spread the joy at a nursing home, kindy, school or workplace that you have a connection with.
Watch the Home Alone movies
Go on, watch all five of them over the Christmas season.
Find an opportunity to sing carols—by candlelight, in a nursing home, or go door-to-door! Have some fun and change the words to make you and your audience laugh.
Read the Christmas story with wide-eyed wonder
Maybe from a children’s Bible or storybook, read the Christmas story and ponder the events with the wonder of a child.