When you can't get together on December 25, why not try hosting "Fake Christmas"?

It isn't always possible to be with loved ones on December 25th, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate Christmas together. My husband's family is in Ontario, and we live in Nova Scotia, so we always gather for "Fake Christmas" in November. It's a lot of fun, and a special annual event for all of us. Today, I'm sharing how it works -- and I've got some FREEBIES too!

Here are some of the activities we enjoy. It's a good idea to print off the checklist and see how many items you can "check off" during your time together.

To print a copy of the "Fake Christmas" checklist: click on the picture below, right-click, save it to your computer, and print it like a regular 8x10 photo.

Building gingerbread houses or decorating cookies are both fun.

And exchanging gifts is always enjoyable. We always do a little "gift giving" game. Everyone brings a $5 gift, and we roll the dice to determine which gift each person ends up with.

Here's the chart we use. To download a copy: click on the photo below, right-click, save it to your computer, and print it like a regular 8x10 picture.

Don't forget a group family photo.

And, of course, a party favour is always appreciated. This year I used my Cricut to make personalized Christmas tree ornaments. Cute, right?

I absolutely love the idea of celebrating the holidays with family that can't be together on December 25. What do you think of this "Fake Christmas" celebration?

 (aka East Coast Mommy)

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