Christmas day is very nearly upon us and while you might be doing some last minute’s dash. It might be nice to think about how to make Christmas extra special. Here are 5 ways to make Christmas day extra special.
I’m sure by now you have got your Christmas day plan sorted. Even if you are still running around like a headless chicken trying to get the last of the presents. At least you’re sorted on what you are doing on the main day.
For Richard and I, this year we’re spending it with both sets of parents – mine and his. So morning will be in law, while the afternoon is at my parents. That all sorted and it one last thing I need to worry about.
Since my little niece was born, we have tried to make Christmas that little bit special. It such a joy to watch Christmas through a child’s eyes. My niece (who is three) has already been asking Father Christmas for pink sequins dress with also a pink sequin hat. Let me tell you, that girl is obsessed with pink and sequins. That girl already has style.
Though my niece we kind of have that excuse to make Christmas day a little extra special. To be honest, we don’t really need an excuse as well – Christmas day is only around for one day and you should always make Christmas day extra special. Not just for yourself, but for others as well.
Whenever I’m around my parents, for example on Christmas day. They would have the blasted TV on and we just end up watching it. How dull. I already told them that I don’t want to special Christmas day watching the TV. They replied was, what to do instead? Well, that made me put my thinking cap and I have come up with 5 ways to make Christmas day extra special. Even if you don’t have children around or only have the TV to entertain you, there are other ways of spending the day.
Play board games
Turn off the TV and put down the phone (easier said than done!) and spend the afternoon/evening playing good old fashioned board games. I personally love playing board games and I don’t do it enough. It a great family group activity and you do create fun memories and it can become a tradition. It better than watching something grim on EastEnders.
Have a cocktail/mocktail hour
I always think Christmas day is a bloody good excuse to drink all day, and let me tell you I have gotten sodding drunk before. After digesting the turkey Christmas dinner and is ready for the party to begin, create a little cocktail/mocktail for yourself. Go create your favourite martini or a desert creamy cocktail. Then share it around and let everyone else have their cocktail/mocktail hour.
Buy disposable camera (or allows the phone camera to be used)
I remember one year when I younger, my parents and I went out for Christmas dinner to a swanky posh restaurant. On the table, they had a disposable camera so you can take photos of the dinner and give a toast. Its also something you see at a wedding reception.
Not have a traditional Christmas dinner
I know it conversational topic, but hear me out. My friend at school, her parents never use to cook a traditional Christmas dinner. Don’t know the reasons. But she would cook everyone favourite meal and serve that instead. Still did all the crackers and silly paper hat, but instead of turkey, my friend would get sausage and mash (if I remember, her favourite meal.) I actually think that quite a sweet idea and it little different to the normal Christmas dinner.
Go for a walk
After digesting the Christmas dinner, maybe perhaps get out of the house and go for a walk. It doesn’t have to be a long walk. But enough for you to get fresh and stretch those legs. It gives you a chance to do some talking without any distractions.
Those were 5 ways to make Christmas day extra special. Do you have any to add?