10 Tips for Holiday Spirit

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Young adulthood is a great time. Everything is new and exciting, you have few responsibilities but many new freedoms, and yet certain times of year can be difficult. If you've just left home, or are spending the weeks before Christmas studying for finals, it's hard to muster up the same joy for the holidays. Here are a few tips to help with Christmas cheer.

1. WATCH A HOLIDAY MOVIE

I can't get through the holiday season without watching at least three Christmas movies. Love Actually, Elf, and The Santa Clause are my current films of choice for the season, but there are tons to choose from! I recommend picking at least one movie from your childhood for maximum Christmas spirit.

2. LIGHT A CHRISTMAS CANDLE

3. PLAY FESTIVE SONGS ON YOUR WAY TO WORK OR SCHOOL

4. DECORATE

You don't have to break the bank on your holiday decorations, especially if you're living on a small income or budget, but a few decorations in you room or home will be great reminders of the season. This can be as simple as cutting snowflakes out of spare paper to hang around the room.

5. WRAP SOME PRESENTS

6. TWO WORDS: CANDY CANES

7. SPREAD YOUR CHEER

Give! That's what Christmas is all about, isn't it? The spirit of joy and love and giving. Whether its sending a present to a friend who could use some extra happiness or volunteering your time or money for a worthy cause, giving to others is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit.

8. CRAFT AWAY

I love making things during the holidays. Homemade gifts, food, and decorations are always on my to-do list during Christmas time. For extra bonus cheer, combine your crafting with seasonal music or movies.

9. BAKE CHRISTMAS COOKIES

10. CALL YOUR MOM (OR DAD, SISTER, AUNT, ETC)

There's nothing like family to make Christmas feel more festive and even if you don't have the resources or time to get home for Christmas, calling your family in the spare moments can help you feel more in touch with the season. There's nothing like talking to Mom or Dad to bring you back to childhood Christmases.

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2 comments

  1. This all sounds very festive :)

    Of course, my favourite Christmas movie has to be Home Alone.

    "Fuller, go easy on the Pepsi!"

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    1. Oh yeah, Home Alone is definitely a classic!

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