Celebrated on the 25th of December every year, Christmas is a festival primarily observed among christians, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. While traditionally, the festival is celebrated among Christians, gradually it has evolved to become a family holiday around the globe – for both Christians and non-Christians. Traditionally, as per the Christian rituals, activities like caroling, telling Christmas stories, baking christmas cakes/cookies, decorating homes with hanging stockings, lights, christmas trees, exchange gifts. In today’s time. Today, especially in India, while Christians celebrate the festival traditionally, an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary ways of celebration is widespread across people from all religions. Much like everything else in the diverse country of India, the festival of Christmas has become a secular holiday enjoyed by everyone.
Of course, like a lot of things, there is an Indian version of Christmas! Some common things that people do in India during the holiday is decorate homes with lights, bake cakes, enjoy fireworks, exchange gifts, among other things. The image and story of ‘Santa Claus’ plays a pivotal role in the celebration in the country. Marketplaces, malls and streets are lit up and decorated, brands across industries take out Christmas-special products and services; in other words, gradually Christmas has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of the country. People celebrate with their friends, family and loved ones – we bet you have a plan too! If not, we have your back! With schools, colleges and offices finally reopening after the country bore the hit of the second wave, we are sure you miss partying with your friends! While going out and having a blast might not be safe right now, this is how you can bring the party home! Bringing 5 ways you can celebrate Christmas in a PG to you, so read up!
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It cannot be Christmas without some blingy red, green and golden decorations! While decorating your PG room with your friends is always fun, Christmas brings an additional kick of joy to it! So, buy or revive your favorite fairy lights, order or DIY some cute decorative items and start the festive decorations! You can bring in a mini Christmas tree, or any new plant to add both to the festive and overall aesthetic vibe of your room! You can even use these decorations as your own in-house photo booth! Obviously a few photo props like candy canes and santa caps won’t hurt!
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Who needs a reason to get some cake? Plus, everyone deserves some on Christmas! Start your research, or just go back to your favorite bakery/patisserie and stock up some good Christmas cakes and cookies for midnight! Either that, or you can take it up a notch and bake a cake with friends! If you are not a fan of the traditional Christmas cake, here are some suggestions of cake recipes you can browse and bake:
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Another way of celebrating Christmas in your PG room is to get comfy! Yes, get into your favorite pajamas, maybe cook up some hot chocolate, snuggle into your blankets – and yes, you guessed it right! Start a Christmas movie marathon! Here is a list of Christmas movies you can download or stream:
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Exchanging gifts is always fun, especially with friends you live with – because you know exactly what love is! This time around Christmas, announce a Secret Santa in your PG and have fun exchanging gifts and guessing the sender! You can even set a theme like chocolates only, or just red gifts, or DIY presents – if you like!
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Indoor games can make any party extra fun – especially when you are comfy, in your home – with your homies! If you don’t want to hustle and bustle around party ideas, you can simply turn your Christmas eve into a game night! Gather all your friends, sit in a circle – or pick corners – and play away! We all know the obvious games, ludo, monopoly, scrabble – here are some cool indoor games you can play – even on your phones: