10 ways to get into the Christmas spirit

Photo Courtesy of Leana Travis

Photo Courtesy of Leana Travis

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

The holidays are right around the corner, and with only three days until winter break there is not a lot of time to prepare. Whether you stay in or go out, these activities are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Visit a Christmas Tree Farm

Nothing says Christmas like getting a real evergreen to have right in your home. Picking out your own tree gives your home an extra special Christmas touch along with a fresh evergreen scent. 

Watch a Christmas movie

Christmas movies are the best way to get in the spirit! Whether you watch a movie on Hallmark or Netflix, you are bound to find a cheesy Christmas movie to get you in the spirit. The classic Christmas movies are also a great way to get in the spirit, movies such as “The Grinch,” “Home Alone,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and so many more. 

Bake Christmas Treats

Christmas treats are one of the best ways to get in the festive spirit. Get together with some friends or family and bake sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, or any other classic Christmas treat. Although messy, Christmas treats will be sure to get you into the spirit! 

Drink Hot Chocolate 

Nothing says Christmas like a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows. Although simple, this is sure to get you into the spirit!

Look at Christmas Lights 

Going for a night time drive to see all of the beautiful lights on houses is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. 

Light a Christmas Candle 

Nothing says Christmas like a warm evergreen scent flowing through your home during the holidays. 

Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is the ultimate wintertime activity. Although ice skating on a lake is not safe, there are plenty of other places where you can skate around a rink, safley. 

Listen to Christmas Music

Nothing says Christmas like playing classics all hours of the day. Although you can grow tired of hearing the same songs all season, Christmas music is the ultimate way to get into the spirit.

Watch a Christmas Ballet

All around, there are Nutcracker ballets being put on by dance studios locally. Not only are you able to support the local arts, you also get to enjoy a Christmas classic!

Give Back to Those in Need

There are so many different opportunities to give back to people who don’t have as much. Donating to the school pantry along with picking a gift off a giving tree are just a few of the ways for you to give back to your community and spread the holiday cheer with others. 

This holiday season will end before you know it so enjoy it as much as you can!