How to Be Full of Christmas Spirit

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Christmas is a wonderful celebratory time of year. Unfortunately, many people find it hard to be excited about Christmas, and fail to be full of the Christmas Spirit. However, this guide will show you how to be full of the Christmas Spirit, so that you may be happy during the holidays.

Being Full of Christmas Spirit

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    Watch some great classic Christmas movies that play a lot during Christmas time (These movies are pretty good and are mostly family oriented.)
    • A Christmas Story, The Polar Express, Elf, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, It's A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, The Bells of St. Mary., Mickey's Once/Twice Upon a Christmas, White Christmas, The Family Stone, and The Night Before Christmas.
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    Get in touch with your family and friends. No Christmas is complete without the ones you love.
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    Read Christmas themed books like "The Night Before Christmas", "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "The Polar Express" and Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Some families even have a tradition that, on Christmas Eve night, one of the parents reads "The Night Before Christmas" bedtime story style.
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    Decorate as much as you can. Ornaments, Christmas cards, popcorn strings, all the Christmas food. Hang chocolates and candy canes on the Christmas tree.
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    Make a to do list of things to accomplish before December 25. Example:
    • Get the Christmas feast groceries
    • Get presents December 2nd
    • Wrap presents
    • Get good treats
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    Send out Christmas cards! Get craft supplies and make them for family, friends, and people in the military and hospitals who can't be with their family on Christmas! This can be fun to do with friends!
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    Make a Christmas list. This list should have presents that you want for the holidays.
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    Make sure everything is clean and uncluttered. By making everything clean, you will spend less time concentrating on the cleanliness of your environment, and have more time to spend concentrating on Christmas.
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    Make a countdown to Christmas that everyone can see. This will help you to feel more 'Christmassy' as the days go by.
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    Get an advent calendar, it is delicious and a festive way to get in the spirit of Christmas. This also helps keep the little ones (and big ones) stay more patient until the special day.
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    Book your Christmas leave off work (it is up to your boss to say it's okay or not). Get your boss a good present too, this may increase their "kindness."
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    Get creative with Christmas meals. When eating Christmas dinner and the turkey on Christmas day -- it isn't complete without the crackers, novelties, paper hats, mottos and jokes. And don't make the meal gross, like cranberry sauce mixed with squash and mashed potatoes.
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    Make people laugh with puns. e.g. on a computer stick a notice on such as Please will yule log off your computers when finished. Also don't make a strange and confusing pun like "That elf is a Rude-elf". It can cause confusion.
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    Use mistletoe! If you have a special someone, ask for a Christmas kiss. Try taping the mistletoe to a hat and walk around with it on, make sure you avoid the wrong person.
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    Listen to good Christmas songs: Nat King Cole is one of the most well-known Christmas-time artists. Also, if you have satellite TV watch the music channels as they show Christmas songs. Some suggestions:
    • Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
    • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
    • I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday - Roy Wood and Wizard
    • Walking in the Air - Aled Jones
    • Do They Know it's Christmas? - Band Aid
    • I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
    • Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
    • White Christmas - Bing Crosby
    • Happy Christmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
    • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Many versions exist
    • Sleigh Ride - Pentatonix
    • Frosty the Snowman - many versions exist
    • Step into Christmas - Elton John
    • Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard
    • Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord - Boney M.
    • Fairytale of New York - Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
    • A spaceman came Traveling - Chris De Burgh
    • Last Christmas - Wham!
    • All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
    • Jingle Bells - Bing Crosby (other versions exist too)
    • Christmas Lights - Coldplay
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    Be generous and give. Donate your time and/or money to those in need. Think of how you would feel if you were less fortunate. Try to make those who are suffering better. Try to do a good turn for someone, you could do anything from holding the door open to taping some quarters on to a vending machine with a note.
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    Give gifts! It wouldn't be Christmas if no one gave anything.
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    Smile, smile to anything and everything. Get really happy!

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  • Never spend more than you have. Remember that homemade gifts like cookies are just as well appreciated!
  • It is a good idea to put your countdown calendar on the Christmas Tree.
  • Be appreciative.
  • Wear holiday sweaters!
  • Sing carols and do traditions that you might have. If you don't have traditions then this year is the time to make some!
  • Spend time with your friends and family watching Christmas movies and dancing to Christmas music!


  • Don't start this too early; people will think you are strange. Pretty soon after Christmas, it won't be exciting anymore and it will just be even stranger. Ideally you should start this at some point between 15 November and 1 December inclusive.
  • Be aware if you have pets, chocolate is poisonous to pets and can potentially kill them, so be extra careful with the food. This cannot be stressed enough.
  • Others may not be as eager to share the Christmas spirit as you would like them to be. Don't let them get you down, but don't overcrowd the Christmas decorations, catchphrases, and greeting cards. The point is to create good cheer among family and friends, not to push them away. Stay happy, remain calm and cool.

Things You'll Need

  • Friends/Family
  • Ornaments
  • Light bulbs
  • Christmas decorations
  • Turkey
  • Chocolates and sweets
  • Food
  • Christmas movies
  • Compact discs/DVDs/Videos/cassettes with all the Christmas songs on
  • Christmas crackers
  • Advent calendar
  • Safe decorations are also energy conserving but can be fake produce so consider researching the product. Plastic ornaments are safer.
  • Prepare and don't burn the turkey, buy it ahead of time to avoid panic.

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