5 ways to enjoy a festive night in

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Christmas is coming up fast and soon you'll be able to enjoy all your favourite festive things, if you haven't already. It also means the weather is about to get much colder, so you'll likely be spending more time relaxing inside.

This could be the perfect way to make the most of the Christmas season and all the great things it brings. Whether you go all out during the festive period or just like to embrace a few little touches, here are some great ideas for nights at home this December:

Christmas movies

Are you an It's a Wonderful Life fan or do you prefer a good 1990's classic like the Santa Clause? There's bound to be at least one Christmas film you enjoy watching, so why not make a night of it?

A Christmas movie night is a great way to get the whole family together and to introduce your kids or grandchildren to some brilliant festive classics. Grab the popcorn and get comfortable before hitting play and simply enjoy being together.

You could even make it a regular thing until Christmas Eve, allowing everyone to pick at least one movie or picking random films out of a hat each evening. Not only will this keep everyone entertained, it is a great way to get excited about Christmas.

Making decorations

The chances are you'll spend at least one evening in December decorating your home ready for the 25th of the month, but you can also prepare for this mammoth task by making your own decorations. Not only will this save you some money, it will also mean you'll end up with some extra special decorations that will remind you of your family.

There are loads of options for homemade Christmas decorations so you'll be spoiled for choice. Even making something simple like paper chains can be a lot of fun, especially if you put a Christmas film or your favourite festive music on while you are being creative.

Drink mulled beverages

On a cold December evening, there's nothing better than the smell and taste of mulling spices. Cloves, cinnamon and ginger all smell amazing and taste even better, helping you to feel warm from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. 

Make the most of the Christmas season and all the great things it brings

It isn't hard to make mulled drinks, especially as you can buy all the spices, mulling syrup or even special tea bags in your local supermarket. You also don't necessarily have to make mulled wine or cider - although those are some of the best options - as you can also mull apple juice to make a child-friendly beverage.

Once you have your mulled drink, simply get cosy in knitwear or a blanket, light a couple of candles to help you feel even warmer - we recommend Orange Spice - and relax while the wet and cold weather rages outside. 

Wrap presents

Nothing gets you in the festive spirit more than wrapping up presents ready to pop under the tree. Even if you aren't great at wrapping, it can be a lot of fun, especially if you started preparing early and can't remember what you've bought people.

Giving others gifts at Christmas is a really great feeling and watching them open your present is sure to put a smile on your face - especially if you got them something from our gift range. Rather than just wrapping quickly on Christmas Eve, make an evening of it and put some more effort into making things look lovely.

You might be surprised at how relaxing wrapping Christmas presents can actually be!

Festive bath

If you want a relaxing evening on your own, why not pour yourself a warming bath? You can give it a festive touch by using some of the beautiful products available from our new Christmas range, which includes soap, bath melts and other beautiful products scented with three new fragrances.

If you want to really make your bath feel festive, light a candle, put on some relaxing Christmas music and enjoy a glass of mulled wine while unwinding in the tub.

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