Christmas is right around the corner and I cannot even contain my excitement eep! It’s my favorite time of the year and I just love everything about it - the amazing time spent with my loved ones, the delicious food, the smile on people’s faces when they open up their presents, the fairy lights, the carols – everything. The magic atmosphere just makes me so happy and I like to make the most out of it while it lasts. Every year I make a little list of things to do before Christmas to help me get into the festive spirit even more. There isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking but I decided to share some my favorite activities with you so that you can get some ideas and hopefully make some unforgettable memories this season.
Go Ice Skating
Get your skates on and go slice the ice in an outdoor skate rink! That’s the epitome of Christmas for me and I absolutely love it. Ice-skating has become a tradition of my dad and I and we do it at least once every year. Even though he is pretty much a pro and I can barely stay on the ice – we do have tons of fun and the amazing atmosphere and the lovely Christmas carols playing in the background never fail to put me in the festive mood.
Bake Christmas Cookies
Even though you might not be world’s finest baker, making Christmas cookies is always fun and definitely my favorite Christmas family tradition. We spend the whole day in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, laughing and listening to festive songs whilst being covered in flour and food coloring. Fun times and I love how divine and Christmassy the house smells during the process! Here is my favorite Christmas cookies recipe that I shared last year – it’s incredible!
Make Tasty Winter Beverages
What a better way to warm both your body and spirit then fixing yourself a delicious spicy wintery drink. I just love to snug in bed, watching Vlogmas and sip on some traditional Christmassy beverages. My absolutely faves are Mulled Wine and Eggnog (my recipe here), which are both firm classics and with a good reason. If you fancy something non-alcoholic then making a hot chocolate or a gingerbread latte are both easy and effective ways to set the festive mood. Yum.
Watch Christmas Films And Listen To Carols
These are the most obvious ones but also the most affective if you are lacking in the Christmas mood department. Make a festive playlist on Spotify or listen to the ones on YouTube whilst getting ready in the morning and it will definitely help you feel more Christmassy. I have Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on repeat as we speak and I’m already counting down the days! Also, watching some traditional Christmas movies with your better half or best friends is also a must and if Elf or Home Alone don’t get you into the festive spirit I don’t know what will.
Visit The Christmas Markets
Now this is definitely my favorite outdoor activity to do before Christmas! Paying a visit to the traditional German Christmas Markets with Alex every year is our way to dive into the whole Christmas spirit even more and I cannot wait to hit them next week! I love this little festive place, which is always so beautifully decorated and that involves loads of delicious food and drinks. We always indulge in some mulled wine and roasted chestnuts while looking around and picking new baubles for our Christmas tree, which btw is yet to go up, oops!
Say Yes To Festive Fashion
Festive clothing is my utter weakness when it comes to Christmas and it’s also the very thing that makes me super excited about the holidays. I do like to dress myself as if I’ve just come out of Santa’s Grotto, I can’t help it! There are tons of pieces available these days – from stylish to funny – they all contribute to the festive feels. Christmas jumper has always been a fashion essential this time of year and I can’t really say no to a new pair of fluffy socks or leggings either. They are just too cute! Now you know what to get me for Christmas, mum!
Get Involved With a Charity
Last be certainly not least, I’d say get involved with a Charity of your choice. Christmas is all about giving and helping the less-fortunate experience even a little of the Christmas magic is truly the best thing you could do. Let’s all do something good this season and warm a heart, or more!
I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to let me know which are some of your favorite things to do before Christmas?
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