Christmas is coming!
Initially, I wanted to share about the history of Christmas Day and debate about the origin of the celebration. But knowing the facts wouldn’t stop us to celebrate Christmas Day like how everyone else is doing, and there’s a lot of articles and videos that talk about all the facts. If you’re interested in those facts, here’s a video for you.
If you’re not, or you don’t care much of it, just skip that video and let’s talk about ways to celebrate the holiday!
Since Christmas Day is a public holiday in Malaysia, it is a happy day for everyone regardless of race or religion. Furthermore, this coming Christmas falls on a Monday, which means we get a long weekend! Isn’t it the best! Let’s see what we can do to enjoy this wonderful holiday!
[Disclaimer again: This blog post may contain information about some products or promotional events, but this is not a sponsored post.]
#1 Fill the Air with Your Favourite Christmas Song
Christmas songs are cheerful and warm. We can’t experience a snowy Christmas on the equator, but playing some nice Christmas albums can still do the trick.
I would recommend the album A Very She & Him Christmas by She & Him. The indie band covered 12 Christmas songs into indies. To listen to it free and legally, you can stream it from Spotify or download the whole album from Spotify. For your information, Spotify is having a promotion where you can get 3 months of premium membership with just RM2 if you sign up before the end of this year.
Play your favourite Christmas songs at home or in your car, you will feel all the peace and happiness. After all, you can listen to them anytime, not just during Christmas.
#2 Turn Into Couch Potatoes
What is better than spending the long weekend with your loved ones by watching heartwarming movies? Grab some snacks and find a comfortable spot to start binge-watching with your family or lover.
If you love to have some potato chips, there’s good news for you! You can redeem a free movie from Google Play with every two bottles of holiday’s version Pringles.
#3 DIY Seasonal Treats
Most people like to share some loves with friends and family during Christmas. This is a season of gift giving and gift exchanging.
Make some seasonal treats instead of buying it not only save your cost, it also creates chances for you to spend quality times with your family while making the treats. And it definitely makes your treats sweeter when you make them with love.
Speaking of this, I think the most practical DIY project is to make some Hot Chocolate Spoons. The materials are easy to get and simple to prepare, and they look adorable! Besides, almost no people will resist some dipping pleasures. So, it’s a perfect small treat to warm the holiday!
Okay, this is nothing creative, but don’t you agree that every festival is a reason for a nice meal? While having a turkey meal is kind of overrated, we can always opt for the chickens.
Have a roast full chicken with your family is a nice way to celebrate the festival. If you happened to like cooking, you can try to make a nice dinner for your family.
If not, you can simply order food delivery from your favourite roast chicken restaurant.
Most importantly, be around for your family.
#5 Shop for New Looks
Department stores normally have a lot of promotions during Christmas to push their sales before the financial year cut out.
So, if you are not a stay-at-home person, you can consider this as a good timing to shop for your new year’s look!