How​ ​to ​Get​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Holiday​ ​Spirit

Audrey Reynaud

Having some trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this December? Here are six ways to get yourself pumped for the holidays!

1. Play​ ​Christmas​ ​music. Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like some holiday jams. Play some music while in the car or while in the shower and sing along to some of your holiday favorites. As Buddy the Elf says, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

2. Decorate​ ​for​ ​Christmas. It’s simple! Put up a tree in your house, and put a few wreaths around your house. If your house is decorated for Christmas, you will be constantly reminded that Christmas is just around the corner, and what is more exciting than that?!

3. Make​ ​Christmas​ ​cookies​ ​and​ ​desserts. Food​. That’s all I have to say. It’s like putting two absolutely amazing things
together (desserts and Christmas) to make an even more amazing item! They’re yummy and festive!

4. Have​ ​a​ ​Christmas​ ​movie​ ​marathon. Who doesn’t love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Elf? Watching movies
about people enjoying Christmas gets you ready to enjoy it yourself!

5. Go​ ​look​ ​at​ ​Christmas​ ​lights. Go around your neighborhood with your family and friends and look at lights, or
visit local places like Lafreniere Park or Christmas in the Oaks! Enjoy the lights with loved ones and get excited to spend the holidays with them!

6. Do​ ​service. Nothing brings Christmas joy like helping others. Whether it’s giving a homeless person money or volunteering at a food bank, helping others always gives people a warm feeling inside, and giving is what Christmas is about. As Joel Osteen said,
“When you give up yourself, that’s when you will feel the true spirit of Christmas. And that’s giving, that’s serving others, and that’s when you feel fulfilled.”