Can’t wait for Christmas? Here are 10 fun festive things you can do at home to get you in the holiday spirit

Even rona can’t ruin our festive spirit.

It can’t just be us who are starting to get in the festive spirit? There’s tons of Christmas films being released on Netflix, brands are dropping advent calendars like Santa dropping presents from his sleigh and it’s officially time to crack out the Christmas pyjamas (just us?)

So, if you’re looking for fun festive things to do whilst at home during lockdown, then you’ve come to just the right place… here are 58 *REALLY* fun things you can do at home during our last week of national lockdown.

Here are 58 *really* fun things you can do at home during our last week of national lockdown

Bake some festive treats

Christmas cakes, cupcakes, biscuits, pastries, breads, trifle, sweets – even the pudding itself; now is the time to get your festive baking game on. Dust off the old Christmas cookbook, look for recipes online, or for the most creative and original ideas, TikTok is obv your best bet.

Get crafty with some baubles

Instead of digging out your old dust-covered decs from the attic, why not spend a fun evening in making your own? Try Hobbycraft’s Fillable BaublesNot On The High Street’s Paint-Your-Own Ceramic Baubles, or Baker Ross’s Cardboard Baubles.

Have a festive filmathon

Nothing gets us in the Christmas spirit quite like a duvet day packed with festive films. Here are our 13 favourite Christmas films on Disney Plus and the best Netflix original Christmas films. Plus, did you know that Kristen Stewart and Dan Levy are teaming up for a Christmas rom-com? It’s like all our Christmases have come at once! It’s about a woman whose plans to propose to her girlfriend are scuppered when she realises her girlfriend has yet to come out to her conservative parents.

Make a DIY advent calendar

There are tons of ways you can make your own advent calendar – from using old socks for a stocking garland (please make sure they’re clean though!) to bags, pots, boxes or just a pen and paper.

Build a gingerbread house

We’ve been seeing the *prettiest* homemade gingerbread houses on social lately, so it seems like this is going to be a big festive trend this year. Buy a kit (try this one from Lakeland) or freestyle it

Mix up some Christmas cocktails

Unleash your inner mixologist and whip up some Christmas tipples to enjoy for a night in with your support bubble or for a virtual Christmas party. If eggnog isn’t quite your thing, may we recommend the below festive Bramble Cocktail from the guys at Chase Distillery?

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Build first 3 ingredients in a rocks glass and mix with crushed ice.
  2. Top with a little more crushed ice and drizzle Sloe Gin over ice to finish.
  3. Garnish with fresh blackberries and a ginger slice.

Or if you really cba to make your own, head to The Cocktail Man for luxury letterbox cocktails – choose from three festive favourites; Gingerbread Alexander, created with Remy Cointreau Cognac; Blackberry & Pear Bramble; or for those with a sweet tooth, Toffee Apple Whiskey Sour. Delish. Or check out our Chef Oliver’s gin recipe.

Sing festive karaoke

If Christmas music is your thing, why not host a virtual karaoke night with your BFFs and plenty of festive bangers? If you’re sick of the sight of Zoom (same tbh), try an alternative platform such as Watch2Gether which lets you and your mates watch videos at the exact same time.

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Make a wreath for your door

Making your own Christmas wreath for your front door is such a feel-good crafty activity. There’s loads of guides online as well as kits – we love this Eco DIY Wreath Kit on Etsy.

Have a (mulled) wine and cheese night

Is there anything more festive than a cheese night in front of the fire/ Christmas tree/ Netflix? Crack open the mulled wine (or add these mulling spices to that bottle of red you’ve got hanging about in the kitchen) and order in a delicious cheese board. Try The Cheese Geek, the online bespoke cheese box and cheese subscription experts who have a whole section dedicated to Christmas cheese platters. Mmm, our mouths are watering just at the thought. From wine delivery to laundry collection: The best on-demand services and apps to make your lockdown life easier

Stitch your own Christmas jumper

Is there anything more jolly than a Christmas jumper? Decorating your own Christmas jumper, of course. Grab the sewing kit and as many accessories as you can get your hands on – sequins, buttons, felt, pipe cleaners – and get creative. This DIY Christmas Jumper Kit has everything you need. If you really want to go all out and knit the actual jumper yourself, check out our guide to learning to knit.

Credits: Ali Pantony/ Glamour magazine