The holidays are such fun. I know many adults who say that Christmas is for kids or that it is made better with kids around, I disagree. The holidays are for everyone. This is the one time of year when you can truly celebrate yourself, your life and everything. If you’re not having fun around Christmastime, you should be. Make the most of every single day in December. It ends the year fabulously and sets you up perfectly for next. Here’s 21 ways you really can get into the spirit of the Holidays:
1. Make the Perfect Playlist 📀 🎧
Half of the joy of the Christmas period is getting to listen to seasonal music, so make sure that you put together the perfect playlist for those wintery days leading up the 25th. I’m talking Mariah, I’m talking Bublé, all the festive faves!
2. Make Your Home Smell like Christmas 🎄
There are many smells that are instantly synonymous with Christmas: things like cinnamon, cloves, even oranges. Make the most of these scents by buying products that will fill your house with them and set your senses tingling.
3. Give a Christmas Surprise 😮
Bring joy to yourself by bringing joy to others. Bake some Christmas cookies and hand them out at work or around the neighborhood, you will be everybody’s new favorite!
4. Read a Christmas Carol 📕
Instead of throwing on the Muppet Christmas Carol DVD once again, take the time to actually read Dickens’ original novel. It’s so magical and it will really put you in the festive frame of mind.
5. Go Candle Crazy 🕯
Low lighting is pretty much the perfect Christmas atmosphere for indoors, and you can achieve this warm glow by buying and lighting a whole bunch of cute candles.
6. Take up a Winter Hobby 🎨
Take up some sort of craft during December that you can turn in to a gift giving hobby. Something like knitting or even painting is perfect!
7. Do Some Volunteering 💁
It’s always important to remember those in need during this time of the year, so help in some small way by spending an afternoon volunteering for a local charity or shelter.
8. Make Your Keys Jingle! 🔔🔑
Attach a small single jingle bell to your keys so whenever you need to use them, you will hear the iconic sound of Christmas!
9. Make Homemade Cocoa ☕
There are literally hundreds of different homemade cocoa recipes online. Pick out your favorite and give it a whirl. It’s chocolate, what’s the worst that could happen!?
10. Take a Brisk Walk 🍃
Get out in the biting cold for at least ten minutes every day to get that red rosy glow in your cheeks. Plus, nothing can beat that feeling of getting back in to the warm of your home!
11. Have a Games Night 🎲
Most of Christmas is spent with family, but celebrate with your friends too by having a huge games night filled with charades and other team party games!
12. Get Your Peppermint on! 😄
Peppermint is a flavor that is sadly forgotten for most of the year, so take advantage of its resurgence at Christmastime and get EVERYTHING that has the flavor!
13. Go Christmas Caroling 🎶
Join in with your local community choir and enjoy singing some traditional songs for the public. If you don’t fancy singing yourself, venture out and catch a performance somewhere!
14. Play in the Snow ☃
If you are lucky enough to live somewhere where it actually snows at Christmas, then make the most of it and get out and play in the never ending white expanse!
15. Do Some Guerrilla Decorating ✨
Identify something in the office that is super ugly and non-festive, and attack it with glitter and tinsel to make it more fitting for the season!
16. Christmas Movies Galore!🎬
Spend a day binge watching a bunch of Christmas movies; it’s the only time of the year when it feels appropriate to do so!
17. Read the Night before Christmas to a Kid 👪
If you have young child of your own or even a young family member around, take the time to read this classic story to them. It’s a great sharing experience between young and old.
18. Don’t Watch the Calories 🍗🍰
Trust me, you will have much more fun at Christmas if you allow yourself to let go a little and enjoy all of the traditional treats without counting every single calorie. Weight loss can start in January.
19. Give Your Parents Some Christmas Magic😍😍
If you are grown now, Christmas stops being so magic for your parents, so reverse this by doing some fun little surprises for them like they used to do for you when you were a kid!
20. Don’t over Buy 💸
Don’t get caught in the cycle of thinking you have to buy a gift for everybody you know. Most of the time a card and simple candy cane is a perfect gift for your colleagues, and you won’t feel so guilty over your finances.
21. Don’t Drink Too Much! 🍸
It can be very easy to drink way too much eggnog at Christmas and end up feeling sick for most of the festive week, so cut back and you will have a much more enjoyable time!
Wishing you ✨ the very best 🎄 seasonal wishes 👼