Christmas shut-down is coming up, the kids are on their holidays soon, and we finally have some time to relax. Here at Prohealth, we came up with a few ideas to make the Christmas season as fun-filled and festive as possible. Why don’t you try some of them out (or maybe all of them!), and let us know what you think?
Christmas Movie Night
This one is for those evenings when it’s just too cold and wet to leave the house, and you’d just rather hang out in your fuzzy slippers and cosy robe. Get a few Christmassy DVDs, or check out providers like Netflix, make some popcorn, plop yourself in front of the heater, and enjoy.
Some of our favourites are: A Christmas Carol (we prefer either the Patrick Stewart version or the Muppets), A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Gremlins (seriously).
Do you have a favourite Christmas movie? Tell us what it is, in the comments!
Make Homemade Christmas Gifts
Whether it’s between a couple, the whole family, or something you would like to do for your friends, making homemade presents for your nearest and dearest is a fantastic way of showing you care. You can add some really personal touches to homemade gifts such as initials, photographs, pictures of a favourite hobby or pets… just let your imagination run wild!
Or Homemade Christmas Decorations
This is a great way to spend time with the kids and really let their creativity shine. Instead of opting for the more conventional type of Christmas Tree and home decorations, everyone can just create their own. Just go to your nearest arts and crafts store and buy whatever tickles your fancy, from paper and crayons, to beads, glitter, and paint. You can even use things around the house, like plastic or foam cups and plates, and cotton wool. Don’t forget to buy some string!
Go for a Long Walk
Yes, you read that right! Don’t let the cold keep you cooped up – put on a pair of sneakers (or wellies if it’s raining), dress in warm layers, and enjoy the chilly, fresh air of December. Places like Buskett and Gharghur offer gorgeous scenery, especially on a cold but sunny day. You can even pack a lunch and make a day of it.
If nature isn’t really your thing, go for a walk around the shops and enjoy the pretty Christmas lights, grab a bite, and just relax.
Tis the season for giving. Whether it’s visiting the elderly, helping out at a children’s home, or walking dogs and cuddling cats at a shelter, giving back to our communities doesn’t only feel good, but you’ll also brighten up someone’s day. Plus, it’s something you can keep doing all year round, too!
Can you think of anything else we could do this time of year? We’d love to hear what you think, so drop us a line ?