Every year, Christmas comes and goes before we even have a chance to say the word “Christmas”. The whole month flys by and I don’t know about you, but I always look back and think “Wow. I didn’t do any Christmas festive’s this year”. Don’t worry, theres still time left to do things that will get you into the Christmas spirit. Here are some things you can do to get into the spirit before Christmas this year. I also need to do these things, because Christmas is only ten days away and I’ve done nothing.
Whether its cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc, baking is the number one thing that gets me into the holiday spirit. I love getting cute little cookie cutters and decorating them. They are so cute to have out and so much fun to do. This plus a Christmas movie makes for the perfect Friday night. I got these really cute rose gold cookie cutters from A.C. Moore and I can’t wait to make cookies with them! The only thing is I don’t actually eat them, because I hate sugar cookies. I know, how weird. Its all about the process though, right?
Looking at Christmas lights
This is so, so, so much fun. You get into your car with some friends and family and you drive around and look at all the houses decorated with lights. So many people go all out when it comes to decorating and its always so fun when you find a really cool house. I know sometimes if you google for your area, a local newspaper, or article will popup showing you locations of really cool, decorated houses. You can even do this during the work/school week because you don’t have to go out so late. Its honestly the only perk to the sun going down so early during the winter.
Watching Christmas movies
This ones a given. Any channel you put on right now has a Christmas movie playing, and there are plenty of new and old ones on Netflix. Watching a Christmas movies helps me get into the spirit so much. I like to turn the lights off, turn my Christmas tree on, grab a fuzzy blanket, a snack, and watch Christmas movies all night. Some of my favorites are Elf, The Santa Clause, and This Christmas. Whats your favorite Christmas movie?
Go to the mall (trust me on this one)
I don’t know why, but this always really helps me get into the Christmas spirit. I like to go see how the mall is decorated, especially Macy’s, since they always do such a good job. Going to the mall during the holidays makes me feel like I’m in a Christmas movie (don’t ask me why). I also have a outdoor mall where I live that decorates really nicely during the holiday season every year. I know its sometimes hard because its extremely busy and crowded right now, but its worth it to get a little bit of the spirit.
Present wrapping party
Wrapping presents can be super annoying but if you make a party out of it, it could be a lot of fun. Invite a couple of friends over, wear Christmas pajamas or ugly Christmas sweaters, and wrap all your presents while listening to Christmas music. There is literally no better way to get into the Christmas spirit. I like to have a lot of fun with my wrapping and I buy ribbon and make my own bows, different for each present. I put way too much time into my present wrapping. I just like them to all look unique and special for each person.
Wear Christmas clothes
Last year, me and my friends made ugly Christmas sweaters and got to wear them to work and it was so much fun! We also got Christmas ribbon and made cute bows for our hair. Then we wore long knee high Christmas socks. Honestly, work had never been so much fun. We listened to Christmas music and sang the entire time (customers probably thought that we were crazy!).
We also did this at work, and it was such a fun time! We set a spending limit of fifteen dollars and got each other the best gifts! We put them all around the Christmas tree that we had set up in our store and then opened up the presents after we closed that night. This is really great for everyone to do with their group of friends. My friends are coming home from college next week and this is definitely something I want to do.
So, there it is! Little things here and there can help anyone get into the spirit. I actually wanted to write this post in order to help me get into the spirit a little bit more. If you guys have any other ideas, definitely let me know! I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!