7 activities for the festive season, inspired by books

We all love lazing around at Christmas, but there comes a point when you run out of festive specials to watch and boredom steps in. When that happens, try one of these activities, on your own or with others.

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The Christmas holidays are all about spending hours in your pyjamas, watching TV specials and trying not to move. But we can all admit that while that's fun for a little while, there comes a time when we need to do something different.

Here are seven activities (indoors and outdoors) inspired by Vintage books that you can do on your own or with others to stave off boredom.

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