There’s no denying that Christmas this year is going to be very different for all of us. With the UK now operating a tiered system of COVID restrictions, a lot of our usual festive activities will have to be cancelled for the year. Although it’s a shame, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a magical festive season.
As a chronic illness sufferer, I’ve spent the last 10 years finding ways to enjoy the Christmas season at home. This year is the perfect time to share some of these tips with you, so that you can make the most of your Christmas in lockdown!
Bake festive treats
Unfortunately this year we won’t be able to go out and taste all the festive treats that cafes and restaurants have to offer, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out. Find some Christmas recipes that sound delicious, and try them out yourself! This year I’m going to try make my very own Yule Log, seen as I won’t be having one from Costa. If you need some more baking inspiration, check out My Top 3 Christmas Recipes.
Go all out with decorating
For me, one of the biggest things I’m going to miss this Christmas is seeing all the wonderful displays in shops and cities. However that doesn’t mean we have to totally miss out on festive visuals! Decorating the house always brings me so much joy in the moment and afterwards. Being able to see the festivity around you will definitely help you get into the spirit.
Have a festive soundtrack
Nothing says “festive” like bursting into a verse of Last Christmas every few hours! Whether we’re in lockdown or not, between November and January I almost always have Christmas music playing. Find a your best Christmas radio station, or check out My 2020 Christmas Playlist for a perfect mix of festive classics and new Christmas bops.
Watch Christmas movies
Seen as we’re not going out as much as we usually would at Christmas, it means we have a lot more time to spend watching some good old Hallmark movies. I’ve already watched a ridiculous number of Christmas films, but it’s the perfect way to escape this COVID-19 world.
Have virtual Christmas meet-ups
During the first lockdown back in March, people were Zooming left, right, and centre. I feel like this has really gone out of fashion for the second lockdown, which may be why some people are struggling with isolation more. Just because you can’t go out for Christmas drinks with friends, doesn’t mean you can’t see them! Schedule some FaceTime sessions with your favourite people so that you have something to look forward to!
I hope that you all have a truly wonderful Christmas, and that you follow the guidelines that have been put in place to keep you safe. Let me know what you’ll be doing to keep busy inside this December!