1 . Celebrating a Secular Christmas
When you hear Christmas songs, instead of being grumpy (ever heard of Ebenezer Scrooge) smile and whistle along.Being cheerful during the Christmas season really will help in spreading Christmas spirit to those around you, plus it helps you enjoy it more too.Wish others a Merry Christmas if you know they celebrate Christmas.If youare not sure, just say Happy Holidays! Either way, you are spreading the holiday cheer.
2 . Enjoy your country Christmas traditions
Let yourself be a kid again and enjoy the holiday spirit.Whether it is leaving cookies out for Santa Claus, watching for Baba Noel out the window, or leaving your clogs by the fire for Sinterklaas, indulge in a little holiday tradition and give into the magic.
3 . Decorate your house for Christmas
The possibilities for decorating are nearly endless.Put Christmas lights on your house.Hang mistletoe in the doorways (particularly if you know that special someone is coming over,) hang a homemade wreath on your door, or put Christmas figurines like Santa or Rudolph out on your counters.
4 . Buy and decorate a Christmas tree
Go with your family to your local Christmas tree farm to cut your own or head to a lot selling pre cut Christmas trees.Pick out a Christmas tree that fits your house.After you have gotten your tree situated, wrap it in lights and begin hanging the ornaments.Do not forget to water it occasionally and safeguard it from pets!You can decorate your tree with family heirloom ornaments or try something new by decorating a tree with Star Trek or superhero themed ornaments, or with little trains, or with Disney characters for example.It is really up to you be as creative or traditional as you like.
5 . Join up with friends and family
For many people, Christmas is about gathering with friends and family to enjoy each others company and celebrate the holiday.The day is a national holiday and most folks get a day off work.Take advantage of this time to reconnect with friends and family.Create your own traditions or celebrate with the traditions that have been passed down in your family.
6 . Invite your friends or family over for Christmas dinner
Make it a potluck if you want to keep expenses (and the workload) manageable.The important thing is just to get together with people you love and make the winter a little warmer by sharing the warmth of caring with them.Consider making a traditional Christmas dinner complete with roast turkey, or create your own traditions by branching out and making whatever you want!
7 . Go Christmas caroling
Either have it at your home, go door to door, or go to an old folks home and do it.Learn some Christmas or seasonal songs, and sing! It is fun, and even if your voice is not great, hopefully, you wo not be singing alone you will get some cover from your more talented friends! If you can not go caroling for some reason, blast Christmas music throughout your house, while youare wrapping presents, or during your Christmas party.
8 . Watch Christmas movies
Have a movie night during which you invite friends or family over and serve hot apple cider and popcorn or cocoa and cookies.Play Christmas movies like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, It is a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or any number of other seasonal movies.
9 . Do a generous act
This is in the spirit of spreading joy, kindness, beauty and love during the Christmas season.Maybe you can volunteer at a homeless shelter, or maybe you could help with a local toy drive or food drive for those who have less than you do.
10 . Consider giving gifts wrapped in lovely wrapping paper
You do not have to spend big bucks on gifts small tokens are fine.Some families enjoy giving gifts to one another to show their appreciation for one another.You can buy gifts or make them yourself.Learn how to become an expert gift wrapper here.Gather around the Christmas tree with your family on Christmas morning and exchange gifts.Or, sit by the fire with your loved one and enjoy Christmas together.