4 Ways To Spend More Quality Time With Family This Holiday

African American family at Christmas‘Tis the season to make the most out of quality time with family and friends. Not sure where to start? Check out four fun-filled options below to maximize your “QT” below.

1.Catch a movie

Because it’s the most wonderful time of the year, Hollywood has thrown us a lot of options, from critically-adored musicals and animal-laden sing-a-longs, to dark dramas and laugh out loud comedies — there’s a little something for every moviegoer. Our picks:

Hidden Figures: In theaters on Christmas Day

This uplifting film is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Following Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer), and Mary (Janelle Monae) – your favorite dream team – follow their dreams all the way to NASA where they contribute to the most extensive race to space. It’s just the right amount of magic, #BlackGirlMagic that is!

SING: Now playing

With one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory, a koala bear named Buster Moon produces the world’s greatest singing competition.

Fences: Opens nationally on Christmas Day

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their roles in this Tony Award-winning Broadway production turned blockbuster which follows a 1950s Pittsburgh family led to the brink by to their vibrant patriarch (Washington).

2. Get cooking

Nothing says holiday cheer like a batch of granny’s chocolate chip cookies. Grab your kids, nieces, nephews or even the kid at heart for an epic bake session. Sugar cookies, cutout cookies, peppermint bark, brownies, sweet potato pie, even a gingerbread house will do.

Don’t forget the toppings! Grocery retailers have stocked up with festive toppers like red, green, and metallic sprinkles, snowman shaped marshmallows, and cute cookie cutters sure to impress your little chef.