How To Get In The Mood for Christmas

How To Get In The Mood For Christmas - Female Original

Over the years I’ve often found myself struggling to get in the mood for ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. It’s not that I’m a Grinch or anything, it’s just that as you get older you can’t help but feel that the magic of Christmas fades. And instead you start to understand the more stressful aspects of the season (Christmas shopping for one!). I know that I’m not alone in my thinking so I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite ways to get in the mood for Christmas for those of you who, like me, sometimes struggle to feel festive.

Watch Your Favourite Christmas Film

This is a pretty straightforward way to start the festivities. There’s just something so special about setting up a super cosy atmosphere (we’re talking cinnamon candles, ambient lighting and the fire) and putting on your favourite festive film. Some of my go-to films during the Winter are classic rom-coms like Love Actually and The Holiday. You really can’t beat a seasonal romance film can you?

I’m not going to deny it…I also love a good ‘ole cheesy Christmas film. I have a bit of a tradition of watching Nativity! on Christmas Eve as part of my Christmas Eve routine so I’d have to put that up there with my favourites. And then of course there’s White Christmas. It’s got everything you could ever want; singing, tap dancing, fabulous outfits, romance. It’s incredible! A must watch during the festive season for sure.

Create The Perfect Festive Playlist

Creating playlists is something that I do all year round, to be honest I’d probably call it a hobby of mine (is creating playlists technically a hobby? let me know). So if there’s one thing that I get super excited to do around the festive season it’s creating the perfect Wintry playlist. I should say though that I’m actually really not a fan of Christmas songs at all. Of course there are a few classics that I like which are Driving Home For Christmas, Wonderful Christmastime, Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy Xmas (War Is Over) but overall I’m just a bit sick of Christmas music if I’m completely honest.

How To Get In The Mood For Christmas - Female Original

Which is why my perfect festive playlist usually consists of just a few Christmas songs. Aside from them I opt for songs that have a Wintry feel to them if that makes sense. I go for a lot of piano based songs, slow and relaxing tunes, maybe a few ballads etc. Just a load of songs that feel like Winter to me. Putting together a seasonal playlist always seems to get me excited about Christmastime so I’d definitely suggest having a go at making your own playlist.

If you’re not sure where to start then go ahead and check out my ultimate tips on how to find new music when you’re not sure where to look. It’s full of tips and tricks on where to look for music so will be super helpful for when it comes to putting together your own festive playlist!

How To Get In The Mood For Christmas - Female Original

Read Some Festive Blog Posts and Articles

Well, if you’re reading this then congrats you’ve already started! But don’t stop here, there are so many other amazing Christmas blog posts and articles out there to read.  From festive recipes to DIY decorations, there’s something for everyone out there. If reading festive blog posts doesn’t get you ready for Christmas then I don’t know what will!

Hopefully you’re feeling ready to take on the festive season and make the most of all the wonderful things that this time of year can bring. Will you be making your own festive playlist this year? Let me know what songs you’ll be adding to your playlist in the comments!

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Want to keep the festivities going? Then you’ll love this post about making Winter mornings feel super cosy.

*Photography by Toa Heftiba and Jeshoots via UnSplash.

10 Comments

  1. Lucy
    December 17, 2018

    Reading other people’s Blogmas posts and watching Christmas films definitely get me into the festive mood, as does listening to Christmas songs. I’ll be lounging around the house this Christmas so I won’t be thinking about my Christmas outfit TOO much! xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 18, 2018

      Haha I don’t blame you! I’m still yet to buy myself something new for the day but hopefully I can get a little something this week x

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  2. Macey
    December 17, 2018

    Love these ideas! Christmas music, decorations, and films all get me in the mood. I’m currently watching Elf as I read this haha!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 18, 2018

      I’m yet to watch elf this year but I can’t wait to! Thank you x

      Reply
  3. Alice May
    December 18, 2018

    I feel like uni has ruined my festive spirit a bit this year, I’m going to try watching some Christmas films and hopefully that will help ✨

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 18, 2018

      I completely get you! I had my dissertation deadline last week and I was so stressed until I handed it in. Christmas films will definitely help! X

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  4. Anna
    December 18, 2018

    I struggle a lot this year to get into the mood due to stress at work but I agree that watching Christmas movie helps! Also lighting up candles and drinking some nice hot drinks such as mulled wine or hot chocolate can help.

    xx Anna.
    My London and Beyond

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 18, 2018

      I can’t wait to have some mulled wine soon! I hope you’re feeling less stressed now x

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  5. EarthtoConnie
    December 18, 2018

    Thinking about my Christmas Day outfit stresses me out but I can see how it would be exciting for some. Great post!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 19, 2018

      Haha I can see how it could be stressful. Thank you! X

      Reply

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