8 Ways to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Christmas may be just a few short days away, but it can be hard to get into a Christmas mood at times. This is especially true when you've spent the last couple weeks camped out in a library studying for finals, and there hasn't even been much snow to inspire white Christmas vibes. So, if you're feeling more bah humbug than holly jolly, there are a few things you can do to help get yourself unto the Christmas spirit:

 

1. Watch some of your favourite Christmas classics.

Elf and The Grinch are never a bad choice.

 

2. Watch some brand new Christmas movies.

Netflix has countless new tacky Christmas movies out this year and, honestly, I kind of want to watch all of them.

 

3. Bake Christmas cookies.

This is great because it helps you get into a Christmas mood and you also end up with cookies. Double win!

 

4. Give yourself a festive manicure.

You can keep it simple with just plain red or green nail polish, or you can go all out with festive designs.

 

5. Decorate a gingerbread house.

This lets you exercise your creative side and eat a house. What could be better??

 

6. Indulge in a seasonal drink.

If it's exam season and you're going to be loading up on caffeine anyway, you may as well get it from something that feels Christmas-y, like a peppermint mocha or a gingerbread latte.

 

7. Listen to Christmas music.

In the words of Buddy the elf, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

 

8. Check out local holiday-themed events.

A quick Google search of Christmas + Waterloo (or whatever place you’re going home to for the holidays) is sure to reveal countless local events like Christmas markets and craft shows.

 

On that note, power through those last exams, and have an amazing holiday season and 2 weeks off from school!

 

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