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How to have a magical Christmas in 2020

December 07, 2020 3 min read

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. However, there’s no doubt that Christmas 2020 may be a little different. Whether you’re spending yule alone, with your family or in a support bubble, we want to help you make Christmas that little bit more magical.

This year, a little planning can go a long way in making sure your Christmas Day is filled with joy, peace and fun. From Christmas quizzes to festive tipples, discover our tips for feeling your best and making the most of Christmas at home.

Get dressed up

While large family parties in-person are put on pause this year, Christmas 2020 is still a great opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate. Wearing something special not only makes you feel confident, but brings an air of excitement to the day ahead. Clip-in your hair extensions, slick on a festive red lipstick and get inspiration for your xmas day outfit below:

Pair a flattering A-line tartan mini skirt with a wool high-neck jumper and extra-warm tights. Not into minis? Switch it out for a pleated midi or silky slip skirt.

Slip on your favourite wrap dress, shirt dress of cashmere number and don’t be afraid to opt for show-stopping colours, including berry red, wintery green or midnight blue. 

Cashmere knits and ribbed wools make for a stylish and cosy option for Christmas day. Pair wide-legged knitted trousers with cardigans or jumpers in crisp whites with glitter, sequins and sparkles.

Make a festive tipple

Whisking up a Christmas cocktail while a rendition ofAll I Want For Christmas is playing in the background is the perfect way to invite some festive cheer into your home. Some of our favourite winter warmers include this fresh and fruity Santa Clausmopolitan  or try this decadent Harry Potter-inspired  Boozy Beer Butter Punch.  For a drink the whole family can enjoy, whip up a quick and easy virgin Bucks Fizz. Simply mix two parts lemonade with one part fresh orange juice and pour into your poshest champagne glasses.

Top tip:Why not host a virtual Christmas cocktail party? Invite different households to join you on Zoom, grab a cocktail and plan an evening of fun, festivities and frolics without leaving the sofa.

Neighbourhood Xmas light tour

Wondering how you can keep everyone entertained when you’re home for christmas? Create your very own Christmas light tour. Head out for a walk or drive around your town and take in the twinkling lights and extravagant festive displays in your neighbourhood. It’s ideal for getting everyone out of the house and can also be a great way to get into the spirit on Christmas Eve. 

Play games

From classics likeMonopoly,  Scrabble and  Pictionary to the hilarious  Reindeer Ring Toss,  Cards Against Humanity  and  Articulate, make sure you have some games ready for Christmas day. Test your reflexes playing  Dobble, a fast card game that can be played in pairs and groups or host a virtual Christmas quiz to bring your family and friends together.

Doorstep photo mementos

2020 wasn’t the year we expected, but it’s made us realise what’s most important. Mark the end of the year with a special doorstep photo. Encourage the whole family to dress up and congregate on the doorstep, where a little persistence with your camera phone can help you capture this momentous Christmas and give you something to look back on. 

Head out for a walk

Did you know that more than two thirds of people head out for a festive stroll on Christmas Day? Research shows it reduces family arguments by half. So, whether dressed up in boots and a luxurious camel coat, or wearing your wellies with a country-style parka, a walk in the country, park or town is a great way to ease any tension or let santa’s little helpers burn off extra energy. 

Whatever your plans for Christmas 2020, we hope you have yourself a merry little christmas and a happy New Year!

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