Christmas is just around the corner and most people are getting into the festive spirit. However, gloomy weather, overcrowded shops and dwindling bank balances are understandably leaving some of us feeling more like Ebenezer Scrooge than Buddy the Elf.
But never fear. With just over two weeks to go until December 25th, there’s plenty of time to get into the Christmas spirit. Follow our top tips and you’ll be singing ‘deck the halls’ before you know it.
Put your tree up
If you’ve not decorated your home yet then get out the tinsel and baubles and give the place a festive makeover. It’s difficult to feel like the Grinch when you’re surrounded by fairy lights and sparkly things. For a real injection of festive spirit buy a real tree and fill your home with that wonderful pine smell.
Watch your favourite Christmas film
Whether you like The Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street or Elf, pop your favourite festive film on and let it work its magic. For the true Christmas experience, crack open a selection box and some hot chocolate to tuck into while you watch.
If you’re stuck for festive flick ideas, see our Five Favourite Christmas Films post for inspiration.
Have a Christmas themed day out
There’s so much going on at Christmas, with festive markets, outdoor ice-skating rinks and much more popping up all over the country. Check out what’s going on in your local area and indulge in as much festive fun as you can in 24 hours. Start the day with a spin on the ice, then hit any Christmas markets for some tasty food and mulled wine and finish with some late night shopping, giving you a chance to admire all of the Christmas decorations and displays.
Buy your Christmas Day outfit
If there’s one thing that always cheers us up it’s hitting the shops, so why not treat yourself to a little early Christmas present? We’ve been planning our Christmas Day outfits for weeks, they need to be comfortable enough for us to eat Christmas dinner in, but glamorous enough to suit the occasion. We’re thinking a floaty shirt, with lots of statement jewellery and of course some new heels.