At this point in 2023, making it to the end of a month seems like an achievement all of its own! But the completion of November heralds the infamous arrival of December. This is also known of course, as the month of Christmas cheer! To help you get into the festive mood this December 1st, we have rounded up our top tips to get into the spirit of the season!
Blare that music!
Nothing says Christmas quite like Mariah Carey blaring out! To add an instant dose of Christmas spirit to any event or activity then turn on the seasonal songs! There are decades worth of festive material to choose from and remember; the cheesier, the better!
Deck the halls!
String up the bells and the baubles! If you are getting a real tree, then adorning the branches themselves might have to wait a little while longer! But there are still plenty of joyful decorating ideas to be found! From teddies and tinsel to wreaths and reindeer, fill your house with festive fun for a guaranteed boost in seasonal spirit.
Still not in the festive mood? Get creative with Christmas baking, or arts and crafts! Consider baking with festive flavours like nutmeg and cinnamon. Or try cooking with oranges and cranberries for that seasonal scent! For arts and crafts, think tinsel and gold glitter that will follow you all the way up until the big day itself!
While your creations are baking away pop on a cosy Christmas film. We have plenty of top suggestions if you are stuck for inspiration. It is scientifically proven* that wearing a Christmas jumper will really enhance the experience of this one too!
Watch the Christmas ads
Exhausted your list of Christmas film suggestions? In that case move onto the seasonal ads for a burst of sentiment and a flood of Christmas joy!
For a sparkle of joy, invest in a Christmas themed candle to spread both the cheer and the scent of the season. Other non-flammable alternatives that provide the same effect include diffusers and room sprays. Check out our favourites below!
Organise your gifts!
Start December off well by preparing your gift-giving list. If you are incredibly organised then why not put on some Christmas music and get wrapping! If this prepared concept is sounding far too put together for your style, now is the perfect time to start browsing online for gift ideas! We have put together some tips to help you be successful while online shopping this Christmas!
Dress for December!
Tis the season… of fluffy socks and woolly pyjamas! Now that the house is decked up for December it is the perfect time to whip out that cringey Christmas jumper! For that ultra-festive feel, wrap-up warm in some cosy Christmas pyjamas or blankets.
Open that advent calendar!
Chocolate for breakfast anyone? Advent calendars with treats behind each door can provide just as much excitement at six or sixteen! There are also some beauty options or non-sweet alternatives that tend to be reduced around this point if you fancy treating yourself!
How will you be getting into the spirit of the season?