Tis the season once again and excitement is in the air. Christmas is just around the corner and it’s time to forget all your worries and let yourself off for a while.
Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, is celebrated across the world – yes, not just in Catholic-majority countries but almost everywhere in the world. And, so being such a special occasion Christmas has a magical vibe that no other mundane day can ever match.
The fever begins much earlier. The big day may be the 25th of December, but preparations for the day and Christmas warm-up parties start as soon as the 12th month of the year rolls in.
Now, there’s excitement, there’s anticipation… but how do you make the most out of the season anyway? How to make this Christmas the best one?
So, below are the seven things you MUST do this Christmas to make the holiday go down as a pleasant, in fact, cherishable, a piece in your memory. Let’s get into it!
1) Try Something Different, Something New
Most people think of Christmas just as a holiday to watch TV, do repairs and catch up on some sleep. Well, all of that is great but that’s not the essence of the occasion. Christmas is all about sharing happiness and joy and that’s what you should be focused on.
So, to begin with, engage all your family in the preparations and “be a family” at least this time of the year. Plan out in advance and do things that you have never done before.
For example, you could plan a trip to some exotic place that you’ve always wished to see with your family.
Or, if that’s going to be out of your budget, maybe just have a dinner that you have never had before. Something from another part of the world. The idea should be to try new stuff, and explore life (and yourself) during the break!
2) Get a Christmas Tree Early On
There is no Xmas without a Christmas tree, is there?
Well, a Christmas tree, ornamented with ribbons, bells, and flowers is one of the most beautiful things. It’s symbolic of the Xmas season and its beauty sends vibes of love and joy across the family.
When decorating the tree this Christmas, make sure you get your kids and partner involved. It’s a feeling beyond words.
3) Go Out Sightseeing Christmas Lights
If you happen to live in big cities like NYC, Toronto, London, Paris, and Prague, chances are that you’ll get plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Especially, during Christmas, the downtown and main centers of attraction are decked out in the finest decorations.
So, the idea is to go out with family and have a look at the amazing displays of light that are obviously there for public viewing.
Also, for those who live in areas away from the city, there are always attractions in the neighborhood and a lot of people decorate their houses for passers-by to view – which is still a treat to the eyes.
4) Line Up Best Movies to Watch On Christmas
Christmas is the best time to watch some quality movies with your loved ones.
Oftentimes we have a list of movies that we crave to watch, but never get the time to watch them. Isn’t it? Well, make some time on Christmas, to watch the entire list that you’ve had on your to-do list the entire year.
Many people prefer watching only Christmas-themed movies on the 25th of December but there’s no hard and fast rule honestly. The thing is that you enjoy the day, no matter what genre you watch.
Some suggestions to help you get started with making your movies list are here: The Godfather,
Schindler’s List, Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Matrix, Ordinary People, Home Alone,
Saving Private Ryan, the Reader, Life Is Beautiful, Primal Fear…
Do you have any more in mind? Add them too.
5) Read a Classic Christmas Book
Again, a great break to enjoy yourself, Christmas can give you the opportunity to read the classics that you’ve always kept in your closet for reading.
Take out the best books and plan to give them a read.
Of course, the best novel for Christmas is going to be The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The novel with a deep moral and profound backdrop of the Christmas season. But you can also read other amazing novels or plays or whatever you like.
Some recommendations: Romeo and Juliet, Kidnapped, Macbeth, and Far from the Madding Crowd. Or, perhaps, you can try light, funny books like The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Biggles, etc.
6) Deck Out In Your Most Fav Outfits
If you are not going to wear your best outfits at Christmas then, when are you going to show up in them?
Christmas is the most suitable time to deck out in the clothes that you look great in, that go well with your personality, and bring your best version out of you.
But, remember that boutiques and online stores are extremely busy during the Christmas season and last-minute shopping is definitely not the best thing for anybody unless YOU like it. So, get your outfits ready ahead of time, much before the big day.
Also, there are dozens of amazing winter sales events, so drop your worries that you can’t get stunning outfits for low prices. Because you definitely can!
Just search “Christmas sale in USA”, or “best Christmas clearance sales online”, and you’ll get plenty of amazing options to shop from.
7) Remember Those In Need
Finally, to make Christmas memorable, don’t forget the real theme of Christmas which is sharing. And, who could be better people to share happiness with than those in need?
That includes everyone that’s in need of psychological, financial, or just emotional help.
So, make this Christmas special and unforgettable by spending some time at an old home, mental asylum, or hospital – with people abandoned and alone. Also, take them some gifts to cheer them up and help them forget their suffering.
That’s something that’ll let you appreciate the true meaning of Christmas and heal your soul!