Remember when you were a child and Christmas was magical? Here’s how to recapture the feeling
Don’t give up on tradition
Embrace childhood traditions you used to love. Write a letter to Santa, leave out a mince pie and carrot on Christmas Eve, or spend time with your family watching Christmas movies. By reliving your childhood traditions, the magic will come flooding back.
Do something selfless
As we get older, it’s easy to get consumed by the commercial side of the season, which takes away some of the joy. This year spread some love instead. Do voluntary work at a homeless shelter, help with charity Christmas collections or get involved with a sponsored Santa Run.
As children we ask for what we want, rather than what we need. However, as we get older, presents become more practical and our wish lists are full of useful items such as socks, kitchen gadgets and stationery. This year, put the excitement back into Christmas by asking for — and giving — fun and frivolous gifts.
Immerse yourself in the magic
Book tickets to a pantomime, attend a carol service and visit as many Christmas markets as you can. Fill your playlist with Christmas songs and watch festive movies on repeat — and if you want to don a Christmas jumper and reindeer socks, even better!
Do something different
As children, we get swept up in the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Recapture that sense of wonder by visiting somewhere you’ve never been to before. Head off to Lapland UK for the ultimate festive experience, try ice-skating or carol singing.