Ideas to Put You in the Christmas Spirit

Sometimes we need a little help getting into the Christmas Spirit. Christmas is supposed to be a season of joy and peace, but for many, it can also be chaotic and stressful.

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Below, you’ll find plenty of tips to help you get into the Christmas spirit. Whether you need help dealing with the stress of the season or you simply need a nudge in the right direction, you’ll find plenty of resources here.

Tips for Getting in the Christmas Spirit

Sometimes we all need a kickstart for our holiday cheer. Here are the tricks that always work for me.

Acts of Kindness

One of my favorite ways to get in the Christmas spirit is to practice random acts of kindness. It’s hard to be in a humbug mood when you start spreading smiles to others.

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I’ve put together literally hundreds of random acts of kindness ideas to make it easy for you to find some good deeds that work for your personality and schedule.


Just like diet and exercise, I do better when I have other people invested in the same goals as me. Establishing holiday traditions is a great way to leverage the power of peer pressure. In this case, the positive pressure will come from your family.

There are plenty of fun and easy family holiday traditions you can enjoy. And if you think your family life is too busy to practice traditions, read “How to Enjoy Family Holiday Traditions When Life is Chaotic“.

Is counting down to Christmas one of your traditions? Check out all of these clever Countdown to Christmas ideas.

Stress Busters

It’s hard to get in the Christmas spirit when you are anxious and worried. To keep financial stress at bay, read:

And to take the stress out of entertaining, check out these Easy Holiday Entertaining Ideas.

One fun way to get into the Christmas spirit is to watch a holiday movie. Find one you’ll enjoy on this Ultimate List of Christmas Movies.

Fun Activities

Since I’m a list maker, I really like 30-day challenges and bucket lists. Here are a couple to help you make the most of the holiday season:

Christmas Recipes

These Christmas treats are so adorable, they are certain to bring a little cheer to your holidays. Even better, since I like to spend my time and energy on other things, these charming goodies are super simple to make!

Christmas Crafts

Like Christmas treats, sometimes all it takes to get in the Christmas spirit is to craft a cute project. Don’t worry. Also like my recipes, these crafts are incredibly easy!

Christmas Printables

If you’re a list maker like me, getting in the Christmas spirit might be as simple as hitting “print” on a festive holiday activity or checklist. Here are some printables I’ve created that might help stimulate an enthusiastic holiday mood.

Gift Ideas

For many people, the joy of shopping is all it takes to get in the Christmas spirit. If you’re one of those people, you’re going to love these resources to help you plan your Christmas shopping!

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I hope the ideas above have put you in the Christmas Spirit!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration? Follow my Christmas Ideas board on Pinterest.

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