Christmas is coming at pace. It hit you last week when you heard an ancient Christmas carol crawl through the tiny speakers at Woolies.
Cynicism aside, it really can be a fun time of year – as long as you put your inner Grinch to sleep and embrace the holiday with open arms.
Whether you're searching for the Christmas spirit yourself, or want to spread the good vibes to your friends and family, we’ve put together ten simple ways to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
1. Stream movies
Seeing is believing, so you’ve got to start by watching Christmas movies. From the classic animations and family comedies to romantic feel-goods, there’s a Christmas movie for every night of December – if you’re dedicated enough, and have the mobile data for it.
Here are a few for you to consider:
- The Grinch
- Home Alone
- Love Actually
- Die Hard (it totally counts as a Christmas movie)
- Don't forget to check out Netflix for some family friendly christmas options
2. Spotify Christmas playlists
When you think of Christmas music, you may already have a go-to album in mind. But you should take a lesson from your Christmas tree and branch out.
Spotify has an endless list of Christmas songs and playlists for you to stream (just search Christmas). These are perfect for holiday dinners and boring bus trips.
However, if you’d like to bake up your own playlist, here’s a little recipe:
- Mix 2 cups of Frank Sinatra with 1 cup of Nat King Cole
- Add a dash of Elvis Presley
- Sprinkle over some Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey
- Make up the icing from Pentatonix and Disney
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Serve loud.
3. The beloved tree
On the morning of the 25th, the Christmas tree becomes the centre of everything. So get the tree set up in your living room ASAP.
It’s an early Christmas activity you can do with your family or household and will become a daily reminder of Santa’s impending arrival. And while you decorate your tree, listen to your freshly baked Christmas playlist for the ultimate Christmas feels.