What Do You Do to Get into the Christmas Spirit?

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I love Christmas! I love the reason for the season, celebrating Jesus’ birth and all the excitement that goes along with it. I love the joy the season brings. There’s something special in the air! People are kinder, and it seems that Christmas somehow ushers in an expectation of hope — something new and wonderful for the year to come!

christmas-spiritI also love many of the fun things people do to get into the Christmas spirit, such as decorating Christmas trees, hanging bright colorful lights, baking special holiday treats, and playing those wonderful classic Christmas songs.

What will you do this year to get into the Christmas spirit?

The single most favorite thing I’ve done to get into the Christmas spirit happened a few years ago. It was so much fun, I don’t know why I haven’t done it again. Myself and a few of the ladies who serve in the children’s ministry with me at church decided to do a Christmas movie night. I hosted the event at my home. I can hear those of you who know me say in unison, “Naturally!” 🙂

The menu included popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, movie size candy, and sodas. Since it was a grownup gathering — and to make it festive, I served a sparkling champagne punch. Yum!

christmas-spirit The main event was our movie! We chose “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Although it’s been colorized, we watched it in black and white. I’ve seen this great classic several times, but it always delivers!

If anything can get you in the Christmas spirit, it’s watching this heart-warming story. I think I’ll watch it tonight. 🙂

Hey, drop me a line or two and tell me what you’re going to do to get into the Christmas spirit, or what you’ve already done. I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Catherine

2 thoughts on “What Do You Do to Get into the Christmas Spirit?

  1. I decided years ago to always have a “Christmas spirit”. Being a believer and knowing the true meaning of Christmas helps. I enjoy hanging out with as many family members that can gather together. My sister Cathann made playing games for prizes a tradition to our holiday celebration several years ago and we look forward to it annually. Shame to say, I have never seen “It’s a Wonderful Life”. I will put it on my list this year. Happy Holidays one and all…!

    • Hi Louise,
      I agree one hundred percent that being a believer anchors the true meaning of Christmas in your heart. And I love the idea of playing games and winning prizes that your sister came up with. Sounds like another way to give gifts on Christmas. How creative! I’m sure this fun activity amps up the Christmas spirit!

      Louise, thanks so much for stopping by! It’s always great hearing from you!

      Blessings to you and your family this holiday season!

      Catherine

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