Its almost the time to start bringing out your Christmas decorations. Christmas is one of, if not the best holidays of the year. There are several fun activities you can do in order to get in the Christmas spirit! Here are my top five favorite things to do around Christmas time.
1. Decorating Everything
Christmas is all about the decorations. From the tree, to stockings, to the lights, there are so many different ways you can decorate your house. If your all about saving some extra money for gifts, there are several really cool DIY Christmas decorations anyone can make. My favorite, and one of the most versatile decorations is a wreath. You can choose whatever you want to make your wreath out of; ornaments, leaves, and wrapping paper. There are very simple to make, and take little amount of time. Check out a more decorations here! You can find inexpensive decorations or materials needed to decorate at places like Walmart, Target, or Hobby Lobby. They all offer everyone’s basic Christmas essentials, such as lights, ornaments, and stockings. Visit Walmart’s website in order to see what they have in stock for this year!
2. Making Christmas Cookies
One thing my family and I always did during Christmas time is make Christmas cookies. Making cookies is a great way to spend family time and bond together over the holidays, while also getting to enjoy the product afterwards. Although this can be a messy project, it is very inexpensive and easy to make. You can make different colors of frosting and add whatever your desired toppings are. You can easily find Christmas cookie cutters at the local store. Here are some great cookie ideas!
3. Putting Up the Christmas Tree
Another great activity to create family bonding time is finding, and putting up the Christmas tree. One of my favorite traditions is picking out the perfect tree and decorating it. The best part about decorating and picking out your tree, is you get to choose all of the decorations. You can create all of your own ornaments, or find many different options at the store. Here are some quick tips on how to decorate the perfect Christmas tree. First, lift and separate the branches to fluff it up. Then, light it up. Add whatever lights you want all over the tree. Then, add the garland. Start your garland at the top and place it as far out toward the end of the branch as feels secure. Now you are ready to accessorize the tree! Arguably the most fun element of the tree, ornaments are special because they are collected over time and tell stories. Now top it off! This is the finishing touch to your tree. The most common toppers for a tree are an angel or a star.
4. Watching Christmas Movies
There are many iconic Christmas movies to watch around the holidays. Although, some are better than others. Here are my Christmas movie must sees!
- Home Alone
- The Grinch
- The Polar Express
- A Christmas Story
- Santa Clause
- Home Alone 2
5. Making Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate is the perfect drink for the holidays. Its a great drink for after a day out in the snow, or to cuddle up and watch movies with. Hot Chocolate is a seasonal drink, therefore, you can’t miss out on it during Christmas time. I personally think it is the best with marshmallows on top, but here are some other great recipes to try this year!