1. Food. Cooking together can make for a fun and funny start to your night. Whether your meal turns out well or inedible, working together will definitely be an experience. Hate to cook? Order in something new to try.
3. Ambiance. Corny as it may sound, mood lighting really does help a night feel more romantic. Turn off the harsh overhead and instead use softer (and more flattering) lamplight. Want to go all out? Light lots of candles or eat under the soft glow of many Christmas lights.
4. Entertainment. Maybe it’s just me, but I think there is nothing cozier than snuggling up with festive drinks to a classic holiday movie. While “Love Actually” is a strong personal favorite, be democratic. Maybe your partner has a staunch preference for “The Grinch.”
Don’t forget that nerves are running high this time of year. Take a deep breath before biting anyone’s head off—you might just be cold and cranky. Good luck and have a great night.