Fireplace with wooden log and red and white hanging stocking with decorated Christmas tree and wrapped gifts underneath.

How To Celebrate Christmas At Home

From baking Christmas cookies and watching festive films to relaxing in front of the Christmas tree, your home is the heart of your Christmas celebrations. If you’re enjoying the festivities at home, it’s never been more important to create a space that feels snug, stylish and seasonal.

To make this Christmas one to remember, follow our Christmas at home guide. With decoration inspiration, activity ideas and outfit suggestions, our top tips will help you kick-start the countdown to Christmas!

1. Dress The Part In
Christmas Clothing

When it comes to Christmas clothing, there’s no item more famously festive than a Christmas jumper. Whether you prefer slogan sweatshirts, fair isle knits or sequinned designs, a themed jumper will instantly give your outfit a seasonal makeover.

Brown haired woman poses wearing white fairisle jumper and black jeans.
Red 'Merry and Bright' slogan Christmas pyjamas.

Team your jumper with jeans for a low-key festive look or throw it over your Christmas pyjamas for cosy nights in front of the fire.

Want to take your Christmas crew to the next level? Stock up on matching Christmas outfits to ensure the whole family (and even the dog!) looks the part. Don’t forget to document the fun with a family photo #TeamFestive!

2. Deck The Halls With
Festive Décor

Creative Christmas decorations are the secret to success when you’re planning Christmas at home. Before you start decorating, be sure to pick a theme for a stylish and coordinated festive display. Whether that’s festive reds and whites or bright Christmas décor, try to stick to a specific colour scheme in each room.

Red musical character TV decoration on white table with lit Christmas tree in background.
Grey snow globe Christmas cushion.

Since living rooms tend to be the centre of the celebrations, it’s worth investing in calming Christmas candles and snug Christmas cushions. Why not bring a personal touch to your pad by creating some homemade ornaments?

3. Decorate A Show-Stopping Christmas Tree

Your Christmas decorations aren’t complete without a show-stopping Christmas tree. From snowy pine trees and rainbow designs to classic Christmas trees, there’s plenty of options to suit both traditional and contemporary themes.

7ft snowy pre-lit Christmas tree with wrapped presents underneath.
Gold glitter pocket watch Christmas tree bauble hanging from branch of Christmas tree.

Once you’ve fluffed and shaped the branches, it’s time for the exciting part: decorating! For a picture-perfect tree, think metallic baubles, novelty Christmas tree decorations and twinkling Christmas lights.

For a stylish tree that any professional would be proud of, try to keep your decorations evenly spaced. You can also get creative by adding ribbons, candy canes and Christmas crackers.

4. Plan Games & Activities

Between juggling decorating your home and buying gifts, Christmas is often one of the busiest times of the year.

With kids on school holidays and more excited than ever we recommend planning some extra activities and games to help keep them entertained. This is especially important when the Christmas sugar rush hits!

Boy, woman, girl and man gather around white table playing Monopoly Voice Banking
Scrabble Original.

For an engaging activity that’s great for all ages, start a board game tournament complete with family favourites such as Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.

If you’re feeling competitive why not dust off the Monopoly board and see who can stack up the most houses!

5. Prep Seasonal Snacks

From mince pies and yule log to Christmas pudding, festive food is an iconic (and delicious!) part of the season. Make decorating, wrapping and relaxing a delicious task by preparing some fuss-free finger food.

Dreaming of canapés? Thankfully they aren’t as time-consuming as you might think – all you need is a few handy kitchen appliances.

White food processor on wooden surface surrounded by ingredients.
Grey non-stick baking tray.

Use a food processor to whip up homemade hummus and carrot sticks or help little ones make their first mince pies with non-stick bakeware. Just remember to serve yours on themed Christmas tableware for a festive finishing touch.

6. Organise A Festive Film Night

Comfy cushions, super-soft pyjamas and family bonding… Who doesn’t love festive film nights? Helping you and your family enjoy some quality time together, a film night is the ultimate way to get cosy when it’s cold outside – especially if hot chocolate is involved!

Red tartan print cushion.
Cream snowflake laser cut burner and melt set.

For a snug set-up, be sure to accessorise with plenty of throws, Christmas candles and atmospheric lighting. Cuddling up in matching family Christmas pyjamas is also a must!

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