It’s great isn’t it? Christmas? You can practically do nothing the entire holiday season and no one will judge you. If you want to stay inside, all snug and warm surrounded by your favourite people, with a good supply of food and drink (alcohol) you don’t have much reason to leave. But, if you want to leave the house, you can do too. What things can you do over Christmas?
Despite it being winter and bitterly cold. It doesn’t stop people from having a good time and doing things they usually would do in the summer. For example, the beach here comes alive. All November and December, barring the weekends, it’s pretty quiet and Cleethorpes turns into a ghost town (not quite the same as Nightmare Before Christmas) but once it hits Christmas, you better believe it’s like a summers day here. Minus the cold, the wind, everyone layered up and showing off their shiny new gifts. I always find it hard to get parked over Christmas. Everyone goes to the arcades, there’s people on the beach, in the cafes, walking with fish and chips in their hands. It’s so good to see!
Last year, I spoke about a typical Middleton Christmas but since I don’t live at home anymore. I didn’t want to do a ”A typical Middleton/Holden Christmas” post because we don’t have any ‘typical’ things as such, it’s our first Christmas after all!
Anyway, what other things can you do over the Festive period?
Go for a walk!
Let’s be honest, going for a walk is so much fun wherever you’re heading. If it’s in your local park, a nature walk, the beach… The places are endless. Plus, it makes for some perfect photo taking opportunities. I like going for walks in between Christmas Day and New Years Eve to make me feel a little bit better about the amount of food I’ve consumed!
Go to the arcades!
I sort of touched base on this when I mentioned about Cleethorpes coming alive again over Christmas. But I love going to the arcades with Kayne. We’ll find all the change we can, head to the arcades and spend a couple hours on the 2p machines, kick Kayne’s arse on Mario Kart (a game we’ve played against each other since we got together), try our luck on the grabbers – which we never win – it’s so much fun.
Visit your family!
This seems like an obvious one but I’m taking it anyway. Christmas is a chance to meet up with family and spend some time with them. They might be family members who you haven’t seen in a while, or they live away from you.
Play board games and watch movies!
YESSSSS! The competitive side of me comes out quick and strong with board games. In particular, monopoly. Hours upon hours of fun can be had with board games. You can’t beat it! Plus, the countless amount of films on over Christmas, you could have pure movie days for days on end.
Ah… the very nice and obvious one. Something that I will be doing a lot of! I’m not even going to set myself an alarm, unless I really, really have too. There’s many hours of sleep that I lost at the start of December that I would really like back. What better time to do it on my two weeks off?!
Shop online aka avoiding leaving the house for the sales!
Just one of the very few things I hate about Christmas. Since I worked in retail, I have much more respect for people who do it full time. I absolutely hated working Christmas Eve (still work it for our event) and I hated working Boxing Day. I’m so glad I don’t have to work all of it anymore. To be honest, I feel sorry for all the retail workers who COULD potentially be at home with their families. But nope, our greed and capitalism have other ideas in store. It would be nice if the shops were closed Boxing Day too… This is obviously in an entirely different world, let’s be honest, the shops don’t NEED to be open do they? One more day won’t hurt! Plus, if you shop online, there’s loads more choice and you can do it from the comfort of your own home!
Do something good!
This is something I’ve seen a lot of on social media as of late and that’s doing something good for someone. There’s a lot of homeless people in my town and I know the situation is worse in the cities, this year I’m going to be making ‘shoeboxes’ for the homeless with essentials in. There’s loads of places you can drop these off too. So do something good this Christmas and take part in the ‘act of giving’ for someone who you wouldn’t usually buy for.
There we have it, a handful of some things you can do over Christmas! Whether it’s going for a walk, staying inside or helping someone out. There’s loads you can do and so much more!
What do you plan on doing over Christmas? What do you normally do? Let me know in the comments below!
Make sure you check out yesterdays post all about a festive makeup look for the nighttime!