Enough of the Black Friday shopping, it’s time for holiday cheer. Stores are pulling out the advent calendars, whipping out the hot cocoa, and we’re all dusting off those crazy, obnoxious Christmas sweaters that spread smiles on others. All youtubers are starting vlogmas, all homes are lit with bright lights, and we’re cuddled up in blankets listening to the best playlists. It must all start with a way to get into the holiday spirit, so I’ve written a list. Listen up!
25 Ways to be Prepared for the Holiday Season:
- Hot Chocolate
Swiss Miss. Nestle. Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Starbucks. That is all.
Funky ones for funky purposes are overrated. Ignore dirty looks, they’re just jealous.
- Christmas Cookies
You know what I’m talking about, those Pillsbury ones. Mhmm.
- Holiday Playlists
103.5 FM duh
Inside & Outside. Can’t wait to see everyone out do themselves. Make them pretty.
Just because everyone can pull it off.
- Advent Calendars
They will for sure get you in the spirit! Plus chocolate or goodies everyday! Just don’t get the Trader Joe’s one.
Pop them on the fridge and let every family know what you want. Only once a year people!
Put on Michael Buble’s Christmas Album
or Josh Groban, and decorate with tinsel and ornaments.
Candy Canes. I’m pretty much hooked on them this season.
Another way to get presents. So obviously get one so you won’t be disappointed when unwrapping that last present.
Hang with them. Company to be around lifts your spirits and I’m sure they’ll have ridiculous stories from past Christmas’ to tell you.
- Gingerbread Houses
Literally you are never too old. Share them on Instagram.
- Drink Egg Nog
If you’ve never tried it, you must. Play a trick on Santa, he’ll be so confused because milk and cookies is all that’s on his taste buds.
- Go to a Christmas Parade
If you live on the coast, there is boat parades that would be an ideal spot to take your partner in crime to see. Or Disneyland, it’s not called the Happiest Place on Earth for nothing?!
- Watch Christmas Movies
Pretty sure ABC Family is the perfect destination.
Sit down, relax, take in the smells around you, don’t think.
Get those gifts. Be the person who knows what the perfect gift is to get them.
- Wrap Gifts
It may be a hassle, but once they sparkle under the tree, you’ll be proud.
Real or Fake. They’re beautiful
- Christmas Cards
A time to send relatives you never talk to pictures of you and your family when you actually all look good together. Great.
- Go caroling
If your brave enough. Or just get some kids from choir to show up and stand behind them and say you participated.
- Take Pictures
- Make New Year Resolutions
Or just still try to accomplish what you wanted to in 2014 or 2013 or 2012 or 2011…
Everyone should smile no matter what the occasion!