While the holiday season may end up looking a little different in 2020, that shouldn’t prevent people from enjoying the festivities.
Many people may be thinking of channelling their inner Grinch and fast-forwarding into next year, but life is too short to wish your time away.
The festive period still offers the chance to spend quality time with friends and family, although you may have to be a little creative in order to achieve that.
Modern technology is undoubtedly a Godsend right now, so read on as we provide some holiday entertainment tips for the holiday season.
Virtual Reality (VR) Games
If you enjoy gaming but fancy trying something different with friends or family, VR games could be the answer to your prayers.
The tech allows gamers to fully experience and influence the game environment via an array of VR gaming accessories that are strapped to parts of their body.
VR headsets, hand controllers and sensor-equipped devices work in unison to provide users with a fully immersive gameplay experience across a variety of gaming genres.
For instance, sports fans will love Everybody’s Golf, a VR game that brings famous golf courses from around the world into the comfort of your own home.
The VR tech lets you see each of the holes in full 360 degrees, thus replicating the experience you would enjoy at a real-life venue.
Live soccer streams have become an integral part of the way the sport is broadcast, allowing fans to watch leagues and competitions from across the world.
The festive period is a busy time for soccer in many countries, particularly in England, where the Premier League schedule is packed with fixtures.
If you are a subscriber to services such as Sky Sports or BT Sports, you can watch live soccer games via television, online or downloadable apps.
For people who don’t want to commit to a subscription, it is feasible to access the action through daily or monthly passes.
Services such as fuboTV and beIN SPORTS are also worth checking out, providing you with the opportunity to watch many other soccer games.
Netflix Christmas Movies
If sport doesn’t float your boat, there are few better alternatives than snuggling up on the sofa with your favourite people and checking out the Christmas movies on Netflix.
The streaming platform has a massive choice of festive movies that you can easily access throughout the holiday season.
From festive romantic comedies to kid-friendly Christmas films and much more, Netflix has all the bases covered. Netflix’s 2020 lineup is massive with A-list talent like Dolly Parton, Kurt Russell, and Kristin Chenoweth,Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes, and Chris Columbus. Not Vanessa Hudgens and Kat Graham just to name a few. Below you’ll find a rundown of the full Netflix 2020 holiday movie schedule. Start planning your season’s streamings now!
Wednesday, October 28: Holidate starring Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, and Frances Fisher
Thursday, November 5: Operation Christmas Drop starring Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and Virginia Madsen
Friday, November 13: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Madalen Mills
Thursday, November 19: The Princess Switch: Switched Again starring Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa Hudgens
Friday, November 20: Alien Xmas
Sunday, November 22: Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, and Treat Williams
Wednesday, November 25: The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two starring Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, and Tyrese Gibson
Friday, November 27: Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker from Shonda Rhimes and Debbie Allen
Tuesday, December 1: Angela’s Christmas Wish
Thursday, December 3: Just Another Christmas starring Leandro Hassum, Elisa Pinheiro, and Ariane Botelho
It also feasible to unlock additional content by making a small tweak to the Netflix URL, giving you the chance to manually explore content that is usually hidden.
Just type ‘Netflix secret codes’ into your favourite search engine to access the information you need to access a wide range of genres.
If meeting up with friends or family proves to be problematic during the holiday season, video software such as Zoom provides a modern alternative to large in-person gatherings in places or circumstances where such gatherings are either unwise, or prohibited by local Covid – 19 ordinances.
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service that you can use to virtually meet with others, making it the ideal tool to host online parties.
You can use the service to play games such as bingo or maybe even host a virtual dance party with illuminated LED gloves to keep everyone entertained.
Virtual tech has also become popular in the arts sector, with many comedians and musicians using it to stage online events while live venues are out of action.
For instance, the Comedy Store has a superb line-up during the holiday season that will keep you entertained without needing to leave the house.