Lifestyle | 25 Things To Do During The Festive Period

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Confession: I love Christmas – and since it’s exactly one month until Christmas day, our home has been a hive of activity, as the process of unboxing decorations and transforming the various rooms has begun.

I will be sharing some of my activities throughout December but, in the meantime, here are 25 suggestions for things that you can do during the festive period:

  1. Host a month-long movie marathon to screen all of your favourite festive films.
  2. Get your skating boots on and visit an outdoor ice rink.
  3. Bake gingerbread men, Christmas cupcakes and/or a yule log to share with guests, family, friends and co-workers.
  4. Visit a German Christmas Market and soak up the atmosphere (If you’re in the UK, I recommend Manchester).
  5. Get involved with ‘Operation Christmas Child.’ 
  6. Take photos to capture the memories and create a Christmas scrapbook.
  7. Put together a festive playlist that is jam-packed full of the Christmas classics.
  8. Purchase a novelty Christmas jumper (If it lights up or plays a tune then it’s a real bonus).
  9. Layer up and go on a winter walk.
  10. Make a hot chocolate with all of the trimmings (Whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles)!
  11. Have a major sort out and gather a collection of possessions to donate to charity.
  12. Drive around town looking at all of the twinkling Christmas lights.
  13. Listen to carol singers or go Christmas carolling yourself. Remember: The best way to spread festive cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
  14. Get crafty: Make paper snowflakes, create your own festive bunting or design your own Christmas cards.
  15. If it snows, build a snowman!
  16. Buy one new ornament for your Christmas tree that holds a special memory from this year.
  17. Play board games alongside an open fire.
  18. Decorate the Christmas tree and nominate a special person to place the tree-topper!
  19. Have a pamper session (Put a face mask on, light some candles and sink into a hot bubble bath). 
  20. And while you’re at it, treat yourself to some new super snuggly pyjamas.
  21. Listen to your festive playlist (See #7) while you have a wrapping session complete with gift tags, ribbons and bows!
  22. Take a family portrait.
  23. Cover the house in fairy lights. Remember: There’s no such thing as too many.
  24. Write a list that contains all of the highlights from your year.
  25. Commit a random act of kindness.

What would you add to this list?


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10 thoughts on “Lifestyle | 25 Things To Do During The Festive Period

  1. Lance Greenfield says:

    Reblogged this on Lance Greenfield and commented:
    I love this list, and think that we could all go on adding to it.

    On number 4, I would endorse the recommendation for the German Christmas Market in Manchester for those in UK. But I have very happy memories of Weihnachtsmärkte in Bielefeld and Düsseldorf.

    I would recommend combining activities 9 and 10 and, in my case, I would make a slight amendment. So that would become:
    9/10: Layer up and go for a winter walk followed by a large mug of hot Glühwein (mulled wine).

    Now I’m happy just thinking about that.

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