Christmas might be around the corner, but it doesn’t mean we’re always ready for it. You might be more busy with life than usual. If you’re wondering, how to get into the Christmas spirit, it could be you’re not in the mood for the holidays as you normally might be.
If you’re a big fan of Christmas, then not getting excited about the season can be disastrous the further into it we go. You’re going to start feeling peer pressure as everyone else around you starts putting up their tree or present-buying. You’re going to be badgered by invites to parties. You’re going to be bombarded by Christmas all around you, from storefronts to the sounds of church bells or someone wishing you ‘Merry Christmas.’
To stop you sliding into a downer, I’ve created a list of suggestions to show you how to get into the Christmas spirit quickly and easily. Let’s get started.
Enjoy A Few Carols
What would Christmas be without a few Christmas carols? Hearing a few bars of ‘The Little Drummer Boy’, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘Hark The Herald Angels Sing’ can put us right in the mood immediately. Even their song titles alone can stir up a nostalgic feeling.
And if those songs don’t do it for you, then ’12 Days of Christmas’ will have you ready for Santa by the outro.
Sip Some Seasonal Drinks
If you’re unsure how to get into the Christmas spirit, you can be companies like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts won’t be feeling the same. In fact, you can be sure companies like these will be rolling out their seasonals drinks right on schedule.
Get yourself down to Starbucks for a Peppermint Mocha or treat yourself to a Holiday Eggnog Signature Latte at Dunkin.
Dance To A Pop Star Christmas
Holiday albums have become a prime staple for pop and rock musicians over the years. It’s always interesting to hear your favourite performers sing their take of what Christmas means to them.
There’s a wide variety of albums to choose from for every musical tastes. If you like acappella, then ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ (2016) by Pentatonix is there for you. If you like songs sung with range, then there’s ‘Wrapped in Red’ (2013) by Kelly Clarkson. If you’re tired of sentimental music, then I’d recommend ‘Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas in tha Dogg House’ (2008) by Snoop Dogg. Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey, and Sia have also got your holiday album covered.
Lighten Up Your Mood
If you’re wondering how to get into the Christmas spirit at home quickly, then hanging up some fairy lights and Christmas tree lights will do that. If you’re not in the mood to go hang them up, then don’t. You can strewn them along bookshelves, the mantelpiece, around your plants or taped to the wall.
When you’re done, close the curtains, switch on the lights and be immersed in twinkly happiness.
Watch Something un-Christmasy
There are plenty of Christmas movies out there, right? ‘A White Christmas’, ’It’s A Wonderful Life’ – these are nice films. But if you’re not yet in the mood for Christmas, then films like these can make you feel worse.
Instead, why not select movies that are set during Christmas and offer a unique take on the season? Here are some suggestions for you to dig out: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ (animation), ‘The Grinch’ (comedy), ‘Black Christmas’ (horror), ‘Holiday in the Wild’ (drama), ‘While You Were Sleeping’ (romantic comedy), ‘Last Holiday’ (with Queen Latifah), and ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ (also a comedy).
Get Out The Cosy Clothes
Winter is the perfect time to swap out your t-shirts for cosy scarves, woolly jumpers and ugly Christmas sweaters. Better yet, put on some Snoop Dogg, pull up a warm blanket on your sofa, and relax into the warmth and comfort. Don’t forget the hot chocolate.
Yes, Hot Chocolate
If you’re wondering how to get into the Christmas spirit in less than ten minutes, then brewing yourself up a hot chocolate can do just that. Nothing says winter more than warming your hands around a cup of cocoa, especially when it starts to feel a bit nippy. Top off your drink with a few marshmallows, cream and chocolate sprinkles.
There are also different varieties of chocolate you can choose from; read our post about a chocolate party for ideas.
Enjoy The Christmas Lights
Just like Starbucks, you can be sure your local town or city will have hung up their Christmas lights right on cue. A lot of lighting designs can be breathtaking to look at and also mesmerise you after a while. Make sure to take a trip down to your local lights.
If you combine your trip with some festive shopping, you’ll soon know how to get into the Christmas spirit easily.
Fill Up Your Stockings
Present-buying can be such a stressful part of the season. You’re often stuck not knowing what to buy people and then having to face the crowds when you do.
One way to get around this and simplify your buying is to fill up stockings with candy treats, pastries and other fun knick knacks. Stockings can be even more fun than normal presents; you’ll be giving your friends lots of mini presents I’m sure they’ll enjoy.
Time With Those You Love
If you’ve read all this and still unsure how to get into the Christmas spirit, then go and ring your friends and family right now! Because I’m sure one of them is going to be excited for Christmas and will get you in the mood. The prime motivation of Christmas after all is people being together and celebrating family.
Life can overtake us all the time. And if you usually love the holiday season but are left wondering how to get into the Christmas spirit, you can end up starting this season on a downer. Hopefully at least one of the above ideas can get you in the mood in time at all.