How To Get In The Christmas Spirit

Written by Tamarah Alobaidi and Alina Hameed 

As the holiday season has arrived, we would like to bring forward some fun things to do to spice up this Christmas! Christmas is just around the corner; it is important to make sure you are making the most of it by spending quality time with yourself, family and friends. While some people have no difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit, others need a little encouragement!

Christmas really is the most magical time of the year, and finding your festive side makes it all the merrier. If you need some ideas on how to make the most of Christmas in 2021, here are some of them!

One of the most common ways to get into the festive spirit is to decorate, as what makes the holidays so special and festive are the lights and decorations! It is always fun to go overboard during Christmas with decorations as it only comes once a year. This could mean adding lights around the house, indoors or outdoors, setting up a tree with ornaments or even adding small decorations around the house! 

Giving back to the community is always a great way to get into the spirit, as Christmas is known as a time to give back to others. One way to help can be donating to the community, as many families are in need of food, water and shelter and every dollar you donate can help. Sending letters to Children’s Hospitals is also a great way to help those in need, as you can lift their spirits and encourage them. Volunteering at local churches is another amazing way to give back, by providing a helping hand, contributing to the community and getting involved.

Baking has always been an all-time favourite during Christmas as it puts people in the right mood, such as making drinks like hot chocolate and eggnog. Many treats that are also known to be made during the Christmas season are gingerbread houses, toffees, and pie! There are all sorts of foods that families like to share based on their own traditions. 

Spending Christmas at home is a great way to reconnect with family traditions and remember your childhood. There are plenty of fun activities that you can do with your family, make sure you pick an activity that everyone in your family enjoys. First, you can start by watching a Christmas movie such as The Grinch, Home Alone, and Elf. Then, you can make gingerbread houses, and to make it even more fun, you can create teams and compete. Lastly, you can make hot chocolate and drink it while looking out the window for Santa! 

Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year, and if you are more of a night-out person then you are in luck– because the next few recommended places are going to get you into the Christmas spirit. Christmas is fun because it has something for everyone: for example, if you enjoy spending time with your friends and family then you might enjoy visiting the Christmas Market, located in Toronto. If you are an adventurous person, then skating is just the right activity for you, as well as building a snowman. Lastly, if you’re a more laid-back person, you’re going to love going on a late-night Christmas lights drive. 

The significance of giving and sharing with friends and family is emphasised over the Christmas season. Christmas reminds us to value the small things in life. It is, in general, a time to reflect on nature and the cause for our existence. Despite being a Christian holiday, Christmas is celebrated by people of various religions and faiths all around the world. This festival’s spirit is what draws people together and provides them joy. Merry Christmas!

References

  1. https://www.christmasdecorottawa.com/Why-Do-We-Decorate-for-Christmas.html
  2. https://www.theheavypurse.com/10-ways-to-give-back-this-christmas/ 
  3. https://christmas.365greetings.com/christmas-holidays/spend-quality-time-christmas-family.html 
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