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10 Christmas Dorm Essentials

Once you survive finals, It’s soon to be the most wonderful time of the year! Make sure that you’re stocked up on all these festive dorm essentials!


1. Christmas lights

If you didn’t already have these up, it’s time to break out the Christmas lights! They’re the quintessential decor to get into the holiday spirit.



2. Peppermint hot chocolate

On those cold winter nights when walking to the Caf is just not going to happen, enjoy some delicious peppermint hot cocoa from the comfort of your room!


3. A tiny Christmas tree

Host a decorating party with your friends and deck-out a tiny Christmas tree! It’s branches may be small, but it fills the whole room with joy.


4. Christmas mug cakes

There are tons of recipes online for delicious mug cakes to make. Spread some holiday cheer with just a few ingredients and a microwave!

5. Christmas music…all the time

What’s Christmas without Christmas music? Make sure to keep that Spotify playlist going 24/7.


6. Christmas-y sents

Hit up Bath & Body Works for some festive plug-ins and make your room smell like you’re home for the holidays.


7. A gingerbread house

A whimsical gingerbread house is a perfect addition to your dorm room. Have a girls night in and put your art skills to the test!


8. Christmas slippers

Show off your holiday spirit and stay cozy at the same time! Everyone will fawn over your adorable Christmas slippers as you prance around the dorm.


9. Christmas cards

Get together with your friends and take an adorable picture, then make a quick and easy Christmas card online and send it friends, family, professors, and your RA! You’ll be the talk of the hall, and everyone will know that you have the best squad.


10. Christmas stockings

Hang them on a shelf, the edge of your desk, or on the wall. Then fill them with goodies have a little Christmas celebration of your own.

Margot Bond

Xavier '20

Margot is a senior Economics, Sustainability, and Society major with minors in Political Science and Gender and Diversity Studies from Louisville, Kentucky. In addition to writing articles for Her Campus, she is a Resident Assistant at Xavier and involved in student sustainability. She loves listening to John Mayer, watching Netflix, and doing crosswords with her boyfriend. Most importantly, she is 100% a cat person.
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