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Now that’s what I call Christmas

Chlöe Ashworth, 22nd Dec 2020
Tags: Life Blog Christmas Family Friendship

The Year 2020 has been a year that none of us expected, and not for the right reasons.

Christmas however, is just around the corner. It brings with it a period of reflection, the opportunity to share with loved ones what has gone well in our lives, and the chance to look back at the achievements that we have made in the most challenging circumstances.

Gingerbread and hot chocolate
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This year is going to be a very different Christmas to what we are all used to. Instead of looking at all the negatives, use this year to create new fun traditions that you will look back on, and maybe even keep up.

My favourite time of the year.

Christmas is personally my favourite time of the year. As soon as December hits, it’s a case of fighting off the urge to put up the decorations, play the classic Christmas playlists, and watch festive movies such as ‘Elf’.

Another thing I love about this time of year is all the pretty, twinkling lights. They bring such a magical feeling and sense of warmth. A lot of places are now doing festive light shows, which is such a fantastic idea and gets me excited in the lead up to Christmas.

Elf and Christmas tree
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What does Christmas mean to you? And how do you get in the Christmas spirit?

The key thing for me about Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for him and the sacrifice that he made for all of us.

‘The Star’ is a great film showing the meaning behind Christmas.

‘The Star’ is a great film showing the meaning behind Christmas. It’s a 2017 animation that displays the events leading up to Jesus’ birth from the perspective of a young donkey and his friends.

It’s very light hearted and easy to watch, as well as having a celebrity cast, including Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Keegan-Michael Key, and more.

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However, as well as celebrating the birth of Jesus, this is also a great season to give back to family and friends through acts of kindness and gift giving.

Gift giving is a lovely thing to do, but a lot of people forget that just giving your time, doing an activity or helping someone in need, is just as important and meaningful as a physical present.

I always look forward to spending Christmas day with family.

I always look forward to spending Christmas day with family and friends, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy their company.

Although this year may be different from previous years, there are other ways that you can create connections with your loved ones by using video chat services such as; FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft, Skype, and many more.

Video call
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Seeing them from a safe distance may seem strange, but knowing that there are still ways to share your day with them is comforting.

Why not use this Christmas to think about what you’re thankful for? Use it as an opportunity to carry out practical acts of kindness to family, friends, or even people you wouldn’t normally think about talking to.

Small actions can make someone’s day.

Small actions can make someone’s day, especially at the minute when the world feels a little crazy.

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