Must-Try Christmas Activities at Home with Your Loved Ones!

by Isay M. Roque /
December 21, 2020
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Christmas 2021

The holiday season is just around the corner, and despite social gathering protocols slowly coming back to normal, it looks like Christmas 2021 will still mostly be virtual. So how can you make Quarantine Christmas part 2 special? Well, if you’re looking for fun Christmas activities that you can do in the comfort (and safety!) of your own home, we’ve got you covered!

1. Go all out on your Christmas decorations

Girl makes Christmas Tree at home 2021

It’s not uncommon to find over-the-top Christmas decorations in public places like malls and parks, restaurants and offices. But since most of us will be staying home this year, why not go all-out with sparkling lights, colorful parols, and IG-worthy trees? Deck out your living space for the grand Christmas feels.

2. Hold a virtual ugly Christmas sweater contest

Christmas sweaters

For many people, the Christmas chill is the perfect excuse to bust out their rarely-worn sweaters. Turn that into a fun game with your friends by holding an online ugly Christmas sweater contest! One perk of having Christmas celebrations over Zoom? You’re not stuck in an ugly sweater all night — you can change into something better after you win the game!

3. Join a Christmas movie watch party

Family movie night

Whether you think Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie or that Love, Actually is the best holiday film ever, re-live iconic scenes and heartwarming moments with your friends by doing an online watch party of all of your favorite Christmas flicks! 

4. Host an angkan or barkada quiz night

We might have all had our fill of online trivia nights, but you can put a twist on the usual quiz night by making it personal! Instead of history facts or math questions, make the quiz about you and your friends and ask fun (and maybe a little risky) questions like who in your barkada had a crush on another barkada member or which uncle can drink the most beers in one sitting.

5. Bake Christmas treats 

Baking Christmas cookies

If you spent the lockdown honing your baking skills, then now’s the time to flex ‘em! Bake gingerbread cookies and other Christmas-themed snacks and send them to your friends and family for a more personal holiday present. Feeling like going big? Try building your own gingerbread house! 

6. Exchange Holiday care packages

Charcuterie board

Missed the feeling of being at a party with your closest friends? Make the lockdown distance feel smaller by sending and receiving group holiday care packages so that you and your friends can still enjoy the same food and drinks!

7. Participate in Manito / Manita

Monito/Monita

The online answer to your office Secret Santa, Manito/Manita plays up our love for the holidays and the gifts that come along with the season. Take your gift exchanges online to make the process as smooth as silk, and claim those plus points from your fam for being techie!

8. Create and share your 2021 Christmas playlist

Korean wearing wireless heaphone

Aside from the cool weather and the decorations, nothing can capture the Christmas spirit like a properly curated Christmas playlist. Load up your own Spotify playlist with your Yuletide favorites and spread the holiday cheer by sharing your playlists with friends and family. The only question is: are you team Mariah Carey or team Jose Mari Chan? 

9. Get your endorphins going with a virtual group workout 

Young woman working out

If you prefer a healthier option (or you’re trying to off-set the holiday feasting, no judgment), you can always make working out the main event. Pick your workout of choice, send everyone festive hats, and make sure all cameras are on as you power your way through reps set to Christmas music.

Isay is the Copy Lead of SHOOR who’s semi-permanently black and blue from bumping into tables and chairs that didn’t get out of her way. When she’s not writing, biking, or training knife or jiu-jitsu, she moonlights as a door b*tch, a wedding singer, and a de-motivational speaker.

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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs

 

  1. SCOPE & COVERAGE

Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.

Mechanics: 

  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Channels: 

 

  1. MECHANICS:

How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.

III. FAQs

What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.