Finding it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit this year? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!
Trust us when we say that after completing the following 10-point checklist, you’ll be wishing Christmas came around far more than once a year:
- Deck the Halls
First of all, you can’t expect to get into the Christmas spirit without the magic of Christmas all around you. So this year, why not step things up when it comes to decorating your house from top to bottom?
- The Perfect Tree
Just to set the record straight, no…a cheap plastic Christmas tree will not do. For maximum Christmas spirit, you should think about investing in a high-quality living Christmas tree – one that fills your home with the unmistakable fragrance of the festive season.
- Start the Countdown
No matter how long it is until the big day, there’s nothing quite like starting the countdown early. Plan at least one fun and festive activity for the whole family to take part in, every day in the run up to Christmas day.
- Family Formalities
Don’t fall into the trap of simply throwing up a bunch of random decorations on an equally random basis. Instead, set aside a specific evening, whip up a batch of hot chocolate and get the whole family involved in making the house (and the tree) look amazing.
- Go DIY
Instead of just sticking with the usual store-bought decorations, why not try your hand at making your own this year? Once again, a simply fantastic way to spend an evening with a generous batch of hot chocolate.
- Be Charitable
Christmas can be a difficult time for a lot of people – something more of us could do with remembering. So instead of simply feeling sorry for those who have a tough time at Christmas, why not give a little back this year?
- Christmas Music
There are no two ways about it – the right soundtrack can and will make all the difference. So whatever you do, wherever you go and whoever you do it with, set the scene and the mood with some classic Christmas music as your festive soundtrack.
- Christmas Movies
The same also goes for the kinds of movies you really couldn’t imagine Christmas without. Instead of waiting for the networks themselves to show ‘Home Alone’ and the rest of your favourites, grab a copy a little earlier and enjoy a couple of Christmas movie nights.
Chances are most of your friends and some of your family members alike will be far too busy to see you on the big day. So, why not arrange a gathering a little earlier in December to celebrate something of a pre-Christmas altogether. After all, what could be better than enjoying two Christmas days in one year?
- Take a Drive
Last but not least, it’s amazing how taking a simple drive to see the Christmas lights and decorations around town can work wonders for festive feelings. Along with taking a little inspiration for decorating your own home, seeing your locality lit up and beaming with festive cheer really is a great way of getting yourself in the spirit.