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The holiday season has officially begun. Are you ready? Are you excited or are you feeling stressed? Today, we want to take a break from our normal chimney blog and help you find joy again in the holiday season. In this article, we will share 25 ways to make the holiday season more jolly.

1. Make a holiday playlist

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by listening to some festive tunes? Create a holiday playlist full of all your favorite Christmas songs and make sure to play it loud!

2. Decorate your home

One of the best things about the holidays is getting to decorate your home with all sorts of festive décor. So go ahead and put up those Christmas lights, hang up some mistletoe and get into the holiday spirit!

3. Bake holiday treats

Nothing says the holidays like baking delicious treats! Whether you’re making gingerbread cookies, fruitcakes, or anything in between, get your baking on and enjoy the holiday spirit.

4. Go holiday shopping

Get all your holiday shopping done early so you can relax and enjoy the rest of the season stress-free. Make a list, check it twice, and finish all your shopping before Santa comes!

5. Make a holiday craft

There’s something truly magical about making your own holiday decorations. Get into the spirit by making a wreath, stringing up some popcorn, or decorating a tree with homemade ornaments.

6. Give back to those in need

‘Tis the season of giving, so make sure to give back to those who are less fortunate. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen, donate toys to a children’s hospital, or give coats to those who need them.

7. Send holiday cards

With all the holiday hustle and bustle, it can be easy to forget to stay in touch with loved ones. Send out some holiday cheer by mailing out handwritten cards to your friends and family.

8. Go ice skating

There’s something about ice skating that just feels like the holidays. So put on your skates and enjoy a festive afternoon out on the ice.

9. Build a gingerbread house

This is a classic holiday activity that’s perfect for people of all ages. Get creative with your design, go all out with the decorations, and enjoy eating your creation when you’re done!

10. Watch holiday movies

Curling up on the couch with a mug of hot cocoa and watching holiday movies is the perfect way to relax and get into the holiday spirit. So pop some popcorn, turn on your favorite flick and enjoy.

11. Attend a holiday concert

Listening to holiday music is one thing, but attending a live concert is a truly magical experience. So, find a local holiday concert in your area and enjoy the festive tunes.

12. Visit Santa Claus

No matter how old you are, visiting Santa is always a fun holiday tradition. So don’t be shy, sit on his lap and tell Santa what you want for Christmas.

13. Make holiday treats for your pets

Your furry friends deserve some holiday cheer too! So get in the kitchen and bake up some delicious treats for your pets to enjoy.

14. Go caroling

There’s nothing quite like going door to door and spreading holiday cheer through song. So gather up your friends and family and go caroling through your neighborhood.

15. Have a holiday movie marathon

If watching one holiday movie is fun, then watching several is even better! Pop some popcorn, curl up under a blanket, and enjoy your favorite holiday films back to back.

16. Make a holiday scavenger hunt

Get the whole family involved in this festive activity by hiding holiday-themed items around your home and seeing who can find them first. This is a great way to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

17. Go holiday light seeing

One of the best things about the holidays is all the gorgeous lights. So take a drive or walk around your neighborhood and enjoy all the festive displays.

18. Make holiday gifts

If you’re looking to save some money this holiday season, handmade gifts are the way to go. Get creative and make your loved ones something special that they’ll cherish for years to come.

19. Decorate your home

Get into the holiday spirit by decking the halls of your home with festive decorations. Put up a Christmas tree, string some lights, and get ready to enjoy the holidays.

20. Play holiday games

From classics like charades to favorites like Elf on the Shelf, there are plenty of holiday games that the whole family can enjoy. So get out your game board and have some fun this holiday season.

21. Have a holiday-themed party

Whether you’re throwing a small gathering or a big bash, a holiday-themed party is always a hit. So get your friends together and have some festive fun.

22. Go sledding

If you’re lucky enough to have snow this holiday season, take advantage of it by going sledding. This is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.

23. Enjoy an evening by the fire

We would be remiss if we didn’t suggest enjoying an evening by the fire with a nice glass of wine or a cup of cocoa. 

24. Volunteer your time

One of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is by giving back to those in need. Find a local charity or food bank and volunteer your time this holiday season.

25. Enjoy some quiet time

The holidays can be a busy and chaotic time. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take some time for yourself and enjoy some peace and quiet.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas this year!