Yeah, although I'm the worst person I know to be laden the responsibility to tell you how to be festive for Christmas as I don't celebrate this occasion throughout my childhood and teenage years, but I have had my fair share of showing the festive spirit since I'd stayed in the UK for a couple of years.
So here goes:
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1. Present Buying
Buy for your loved ones, your friends, your colleague or maybe even the needy. They surely need to be told that you appreciate them with all your heart. I'm also sure that major retail outlet have present wrapping services, so why not use these free services.
2. Set up Christmas Tree(s) at Home
If your budget allow you for a tree (or at least a miniature one would suffice), go ahead and set it up and deck it with pretty glittery ornaments. Decide on whether you want your Christmas tree to have a red and gold or silver and white theme. Place some fairy lights around it and I'm sure you will never wanna take your eyes off it.
3. Burn Candles
For me, it doesn't really have to be those Christmas-y ones as not everyone can take their sugary sweet spicy cinnamon-y scent (i.e. me) so just by lighting some up in your house will give you that cosy effect. For those staying in the hotter climate, I suggest that you burn the candles when temperature drops a bit or just light them up when you are in an air-conditioned room. We don't want you to get heat stroke now, do we? My favourites? Yankee Candles Bahama Breeze and Melon Margarita.
4. Drink Hot Chocolate or Tea
People tend to associate hot drinks with the occasion. Maybe its because Christmas is usually year end and year end means winter time (except for countries at the equator and southern hemisphere) and winter time means snow and snow means cold... Freezing your butts off while warming your insides is like the best thing on earth... Curl up in your blankies and lay on your bed with a mug of hot chocolate while reading is my kind of a festive relaxing day..
5. Bake Christmas Cookies (or just buy some)
Enough said. No really, there is something oh-so-magical to have cookies lying around the house that you can absolutely devour on when you get hungry. Recommend Mark's and Spencer chocolate cookies or Rocky Road.
6. Read a Christmas Book or Watch a Christmas DVD
Yup, there are tons of Christmas book/novel and movies in the market that I don't even have to recommend any to you guys as you probably already know some of the best.
Home Alone, The Polar Express, Jingle All the Way, The Hobbits (wait, is that a Christmas movie!? Can't wait to watch it though), and anything with Christmas on it.
7. Play Christmas Songs
Seriously, this sets the mood right. White Christmas, Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Silent Night are just the way to go..
8. Last but not least, Adorn Your Space with Christmas-y Stuff
Star Ornaments, Garland, Fairy Lights, Red/Gold throws, Rudolph bed spread, snow flakes oriented pillows, Fairy decorations, snow globe....Just practically everything gold, red, silver, white...
So far, I've done all of them ^_^