Getting Ready For Christmas

The holidays are a great time of year, but can also be busy and overwhelming. Thinking on ways to help we did a little research. We came across a great article written by Tyler Vendetti on a list he created for 10 things to do to get ready for Christmas. We decided to share his article for this blog. For the full article we included a link at the end. We hope you enjoy his tips like we did!


1) Make a Christmas playlist.

First and foremost, everyone must make a Christmas playlist. When it’s snowing outside and everyone is sitting around the dinner table rolling out those pre-made, reindeer and Santa-shaped sugar cookies. The best Christmas playlists include a variety of songs from different eras.

2) Buy/Build a gingerbread house.

Pre-made cookies are not the only sugary good that define the Christmas season. Gingerbread houses also make for a fun family-bonding event.

3) Decorate. Decorate everything.

Don’t limit yourself to decorating your house. Decorate cookies. Decorate the sidewalk with Christmas chalk drawings. Decorate your face with red and green makeup. Decorate your soul with the Christmas spirit.

4) Watch a Christmas special, or 10, or 100.

Elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. A Christmas Story. A Charlie Brown Christmas. There are so many heart-warming Christmas movies out there, it’s hard to list them all.

5) Create a gift list idea for other people.

Receiving gifts on Christmas is only half the fun. The only thing better than the weeks leading up to Christmas is finding the perfect present for someone you love, whether it’s a gag gift or a serious item that they’ve been needing for awhile.

6) Start a countdown.

Countdowns can be a very powerful force in nature, if the New Year’s Eve ball drop tradition is any indication. They can both ease the mind and incite anticipation  

7) Bust out the seasonal drinks/food.

Nearly every respectable establishment offers some sort of special Christmas meal or drink. Mint hot chocolate. Pumpkin spice latte. EGGNOG. Then pair that with Christmas munchkins or candy canes and you’ve got yourself a meal.

8) Wear a Santa hat all day, every day.

9) Volunteer to wrap presents, and everything else.

Present-wrapping is a core part of the Christmas tradition, so volunteering to do it, either for charity purposes or to wrap your own, can get you in the holiday spirit. Wrap yourself in a sweater while wrapping a sandwich wrap and buying wrapping paper to wrap Christmas presents.

10) Be jolly.

This is perhaps the most important rule of all. In the end, Christmas is not about spending enormous amounts of money or spoiling your children/parents/grandparents/significant other. Rather, it’s about coming together and celebrating all of the good parts of life. The best thing you can do to prepare for Christmas is just be happy. Take advantage of it. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all.


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