Host a Free Virtual Family Christmas Over Zoom w/ NO Time Limits

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Hosting a virtual Christmas?

Zoom is gifting you the opportunity to video chat with friends and family for FREE as long as you want! They are waiving their charge for calls over 40 minutes for two periods over the holidays.

There’s nothing you need to do to have the charge waived. As long as your call takes place during the periods mentioned below, you won’t be charged!

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Host your call for free during these times…

  • December 23rd at 10am ET – December 26th at 6am ET
  • December 30th at 10am ET – January 2nd at 6am ET

Don’t forget to add a fun background to your holiday calls! We’ve posted about Disney & Pixar backgrounds and Nickelodeon backgrounds, but Zoom also offers some pretty fun backgrounds for the holidays too!


The whole family will have fun with this holiday lights scavenger hunt!

(Thanks, Benjamin!)

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Comments 10

  1. Juliee

    Would love to hear everyone’s ideas for game night over zoom?

    • Chelsey L

      Hey Juliee! We recently played Disney Color Brain over a call and it was a blast! One household had the game to read the questions and everyone else just wrote down their answers! All ages joined in on the fun.

      • Katie

        Great tip

  2. Monique

    20 questions cards against humanity bingo trivia…

  3. J

    We played Assasin with the family and it was so fun!! Those that died were “kicked” to a breakout room. 😂
    We also played hangman and Christmas bingo. Those were fun too!!

  4. MaaMaaBear

    I had no idea zoom charged for calls?!?

    • Ginger Veith

      They have time limits. Anything over 40 minutes you need to buy the subscription.

  5. Carrie

    We played Scattergories over Zoom at Thanksgiving and it was a hit! I shared my screen so all could see the letter, timer and category items. I used this website, which offers it free: https://swellgarfo.com/scattergories/ So much fun and a great way to bring family and friends together!!

    • Katie

      Thank for the tip!

  6. Juliee

    Great ideas all!! Thank you!! I bought two sets of Apples to Apples to attempt a family zoom game night. Any tips for playing this via Zoom?

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