Christmas has to be one of my favourite holidays without a doubt. But this year I have found it hard to get into the spirit of it all. With my first semester of university finished and having time on my hands now I'm slightly getting more into the spirit and being less of a grinch by doing these little things.
Decorations: Are a must, my flat didn't look christmassy in the slightest so me and my boyfriend went out and bought a couple of things. We managed to get a christmas tree with lights, and decorations from wilkinsons for £20 which was such a bargain and really spruces the place up. If you cant get a tree, paper chains are great along with little foil decorations or window stickers and even candles.
Films: Stocking up on christmas films is a definite spirit riser. I love watching love actually while wrapping up christmas presents. My other favourites are elf, santa clause and the nightmare before christmas to name a few. Even watching christmas episodes of your favourite tv shows is just as great.
Markets: I make it my aim every year to go to a christmas market even if its just a local one, if you go in the evening when its darker and all the lights are on its almost magical. Last year I went down to london and experienced the winter wonderland in hyde park and it was so unbelievably stunning.
Baking: Making festive treats is one of my favourite things to do at this time of year. I usually just spend hours on pinterest looking at different ones to try.
Music: One thing that never fails to get me into the festive spirit, is christmas songs. Whether that be the ones that are always replayed or new ones. My favourite christmas album is an odd one but its the oc chrismukkah album and its full of indie rock christmas songs.
All of these are guaranteed to get you feeling a bit more festive yet the best one is to just put on your ugly christmas jumpers and spend time with loved ones.
What gets you into the holiday spirit?