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How to Have a Merry Sporty Christmas?

Christmas is over. Oh, wait! I can see Christmas stretching its arms and waiting to tap my shoulder and say, “I am back!” by December this year again. If you spent last year’s leave days trying to come up with unique ideas on how to celebrate Christmas, but couldn’t come up with anything, then fret not. You can borrow my sporty ideas for this year’s Christmas. Pssst! I won’t tell anyone!

  1. The Twelve days of Christmas: If any Christmas carol is as famous as Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and Santa Claus, then it must be “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” I will tell you how this is done. This carol is about gifting your loved ones in the increasing numbers starting from twelve days before Christmas including the festive day. Say you sent one basketball on the first day, on Christmas day you send twelve ping pong balls. You choose the gifts.
    12 Days of Christmas

    12 Days of Christmas

    Image source: Wikipedia

  2. Tree-topper: The show stopper of the fashion show called the Christmas tree is the tree-topper. It sums up what your Christmas theme for the year is. If you are having sports themed Christmas, then you better have a sporty tree-topper!
    Tree-Topper

    Tree-Topper

    Image source: Pinterest

  3. Charity with sports: Christmas is the festival of loving, sharing and caring. It is the season of giving. There are many people in this world who need the love you can give. Why not, in the spirit of a sporty Christmas, organise sports events in the orphanages and old age homes near you? Make sure everyone gets goodies, not just the winners.
    Sports at an orphanage

    Sports at an orphanage

    Image source: World Rugby

  4. Time to have fun: Instead of just sitting and singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”, how about you dribble the basketball, anyway you want, synchronising it with the carol? Are you up for this sporty festive challenge?
  5. Being simple: For children, Christmas means gifts. Gift your children sports equipment and make them get used to the outdoors instead of playing video games and being couch potato. Gifts related to sports are easiest to choose.
    Gifts under Christmas tree

    Gifts under Christmas tree

    Image source: aetew.com

  6. Mr. Sporty Claus: Retain the red and white combination of Santa Claus, but do away with the fur and the fake tummy (forgive me if you have a real one), and wear sleek workout clothes. Quit the “Ho Ho Ho” and blow a whistle to let the kids know Mr. Sporty Claus has come.
  7. Bring in the light: It is a tradition to have the star-shaped lantern in the house to usher in the festive season. Along with the usual lantern, you can have a lantern that is shaped as something related to sports. How about a bicycle or cricket bat shaped lantern? If you are creative enough, then you can make the lanterns on your own.
  8. Sportive Nativity: The core of Christmas, Nativity scene. Dress up each character of Nativity scene suitable to separate sports.
  9. Ski your way: On the exorbitant side, you may actually want the heavens to snow on you and go vacationing to places where it snows and ski there.
    Santa Skiing

    Santa Skiing

    Image source: Varianos Travel

  10. The visit: While you spend your holiday with your loved ones, the sales representatives at the sports equipment shops that are open throughout the year are working on Christmas day too. Why not pay them a visit and wish them a merry Christmas?
    Sports shop on Christmas day

    Sports shop on Christmas day

    Image source: Decathlon

If you are considering any of my suggestions mentioned above, do let me know how it turned out. If you have already done any of the above mentioned stuff, please share your experiences in the comments so that others can improvise on it.