Schools minister Robin Walker has asked teachers to resume events in person to keep up with the important traditions. Reports suggest that many schools have opted not to allow parents to attend nativity plays amid concerns about Covid-19 cases.
As per the latest figures, 1.6% of all pupils, about 130,000 children, did not attend class for reasons connected to coronavirus.
Mr Walker told the PA news agency that he wants to see schools continuing to engage with parents in as constructive a way as they possibly can.
Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said that technology has played a vital role in terms of virtual education and online performances, however, he also agreed that nothing can replace watching festivities in person