There’s nothing like settling down, getting cosy and relaxing on a cold winter’s day. Below my husband David and I, have listed 9 ways to enjoy a cosy Christmas; a few things that you can do each day this Christmas to feel extra cosy and festive. While this season is usually known for its busyness, it’s important to remember to find time to slow down, relax and discover the true meaning of Christmas. A time for celebration, happiness, coming together and for sharing the light of Christ.
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”John 1:14.
Keep reading to find a relaxing cosy Christmas playlist to listen to.
1. Snuggle up under a warm, cosy blanket
As this is a favourite of mine, I just had to put it at the top of the list! I always feel cosiest when I’m snuggled up under a cosy blanket. With a growing collection of blankets at the top of my wardrobe, they’re always my favourite thing to get out when the weather gets cold. A few of my favourite blankets are from Primark, they’re very cosy and very affordable.
2. Make a mug of hot chocolate
A mug of hot chocolate always helps me to feel extra cosy. If you want to treat yourself that little bit more, cream and marshmallows definitely do just that! I recently tried a chocolate and orange flavour hot chocolate, and I think it has to be my new favourite flavour to have at Christmas.
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3. Watch a feel-good Christmas film
The two above are definitely a great starter for if you’re planning on watching a Christmas film. I love a feel-good Christmas film. A few of my favourite ones that I’ve watched over the years are the Hallmark Christmas films, such as the Northpole series. Although very predictable and cheesy, they really do make a cosy evening extra cosy. Amongst the cheesy films, I also really like watching the Home Alone films around this time of year, along with Love Actually, Deck the Halls and Miracle on 34th Street.
What are some of your favourite films to watch at Christmas?
4. Bake yummy Christmas treats
Homemade treats are always the best treats. So why not this year, make some homemade Christmas goodies. There are lots of quick and easy baking ideas, many of which you can find on Pinterest, such as this chocolate orange biscuit cake that we made, which you can find in the photos above. One sweet treat that I have a very soft spot for is biscuits. By using a Christmas theme biscuit cutter, some icing to drizzle or icing sugar to sprinkle on top, and even maybe some sweet decorations to put on top, you can turn an ordinary biscuit recipe into a delicious Christmas treat, just like we did in the photos below.
5. Light some candles
I absolutely love Christmas-scented candles! One of my most favourite scents for this time of year is spiced apple and cinnamon. I also love a mulled wine scent too. The warm notes just add so much extra cosiness with all the scents of Christmas, especially when you’ve done all the above, a scented candle is definitely the icing on the cake.
6. Wrap up warm and cosy and go outside
Although going outside on a chilly winter’s day may not seem like the most cosiest option, I always think there’s just something so cosy about wrapping up in all my warm clothes and going for a winter’s walk. I love an excuse to get all the big comfy jumpers out my wardrobe! It’s also an excuse to grab a flask and take some hot chocolate with you on the go. There’s so much beauty to be seen, even during those colder days, so what better way to look at all the beauty around you, than by wrapping up all cosy and warm and getting outside.
7. Read a cosy book
I suppose like my Christmas film selections, I do love a feel-good, cheesy, cosy book to read. If you’re looking for a cosy Christmas-themed book, one of my favourite authors, Heidi Swain has a few out. Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair is a favourite of mine. A really warm, cosy and feel-good book.
8. Listen to some comforting music
A lovely way of feeling festive is to pop on some Christmas music. I’ve added below a playlist filled with cosy, relaxing carols, which are guaranteed to leave you feeling all warm, cosy and very festive. This playlist is also a great one to play during a cosy evening, when you’re looking to settle down and unwind.
9. Make some homemade soup
Soup is certainly a favourite comfort food of mine. Homemade soup is also great for making in batches and freezing, meaning you can get some out when you want some warm, comforting food. My husband David is an expert when it comes to making soup. A favourite of mine that he has been making is celeriac and apple soup (from Vanilla Black), it’s delicious and very warming. Another favourite of mine is carrot and cumin (from Good Things to Eat), a very yummy soup for the colder weather. Lastly, I highly recommend jacket potato soup (also from Vanilla Black). A very delicious comfort food, especially with some homemade bread dipped in it.
What are some of your ways to a cosy Christmas?
Why not take a look a look David’s post, My Top 5 Christmas Cookbooks, to find some delicious recipes to try this Christmas.
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