When you think of Christmas, chances are, you think of red and green. Whether it’s homemade Christmas wreaths, Santa’s outfit or colored Christmas cookies, these two colors have been synonymous with the holiday season from as early as the 1930s. Surround your day with the Christmas spirit by starting a new family tradition this year dedicated to the classic colors of Christmas by making red and green recipes, wearing red and green clothes, and trying different red and green craft projects. You’ll cherish the new memories you make celebrating this day together!
Dress in Red and Green
Get in the holiday spirit and dress in red and green for the day! Grab a cozy Christmas sweater and mix and match red and green socks. Get extra festive and accessorize with Christmas pins, red and green earrings and, if you have the time, paint your nails red and green.
Make a Red and Green Breakfast
Now that you’re dressed for the day, get the rest of the family into the holiday spirit by baking a breakfast sprinkled with red and green ingredients. We love this Spinach, Feta and Egg Bubble-Up Bake that gets its red and green color pops from chopped red bell peppers and fresh baby spinach.
If your family is on team sweet, bake up a batch of these cute Mini Cinnamon Roll Wreaths. It only take two extra ingredients to transform regular Pillsbury cinnamon rolls into this fun Christmas breakfast.
String Christmas Lights
If you haven’t started decorating yet, now is the time to begin! Dig your favorite red and green Christmas lights out of the storage boxes and string ‘em on the tree, on the bannister or somewhere outside.
Make a Red and Green Snack
All that decorating works up an appetite. Make a fun, festive snack mix everyone will love with this recipe for Christmas Chex™ Party Mix. It’s full of red and green ingredients like holiday sprinkles and red and green M&M™ candies.
Craft with the Kids
Turn on the Christmas tunes and gather the kids around the kitchen table for craft time. Make red, white and green snowflakes with some scissors and construction paper. (Never made paper snowflakes before? Read our how-to article to get started!) Or, make a red and green paper chain that counts down the days left until Christmas—remove a link each day and watch the chain get shorter as Christmas Day gets closer!
Make a Margherita Pizza for Dinner
For a quick, simple dinner that stays on theme, pop a margherita pizza in the oven for dinner. It only requires a few ingredients, is on the table in 30 minutes flat and gets natural red and green colors from fresh basil leaves and crushed tomatoes.
Make Red and Green Cookies for Dessert
The right time to make cookies is any time when it’s the holiday season. Make these quick red and green Easy Christmas Crinkle Cookies. You only need five ingredients for these beauties to come together!
Watch a Christmas Movie
While the cookies cool, put on some red and green jammies and pop in your family’s favorite Christmas movie to end the day. We love How the Grinch Stole Christmas or The Santa Clause!