The holiday season is in full swing, and many homeowners and residents around Main Line are looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit. Many families will be playing festive songs or baking cookies together to feel more joyous. Watching holiday-themed movies is also a tradition during this time of year. Other families like to get into the holiday spirit by shopping for gifts, picking out the Christmas tree, and decorating their homes. Those are all activities and events you and your loved ones can look forward to and help get you into the holiday spirit.
Playing holiday-themed songs is a great way to make your home feel more festive and warm during the chilly winter. From modern pop to traditional choirs, Christmas music helps enhance the winter atmosphere. Music is a particularly useful element if you plan on inviting family over for a holiday gathering. If you or your family have personal favorite Christmas songs, make a playlist with a music app like Spotify.
Food is always one of the favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit, especially sweet treats. The holidays are an excellent time for you and your family to try some new recipes in addition to tried and true favorites. Look up cookie recipes online, and if you find one that catches your attention (or looks delicious), jot the recipe down and try making it. You might also consider putting a new twist on any traditional family recipes you have. Baking together with your family and sharing cookies with your friends or neighbors helps everyone enjoy the holidays.
With the cold, snowy weather of Christmas time, relaxing and watching classic holiday movies with family is one of many ways to get into the holiday spirit. Here are just a few of the Christmas movies that make for a fun, memorable time:
Other suggestions such as the Rankin/Bass animated specials (Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman) and the Charlie Brown Christmas special are fun for children (of all ages!) These films help reinforce that the holidays are about giving and caring for others, making them excellent for getting into a holiday spirit.
The holidays are a great time for shopping, and many families use shopping, along with holiday decorating, to help get into the festive spirit. Shopping for gifts enables you to embrace the holiday spirit: giving to others and showing how much you care for them. When you go out shopping, buy gifts that your friends and loved ones will cherish and appreciate for years to come, and help spread holiday cheer.
One of the most memorable parts of any holiday is picking out the perfect Christmas tree and decorating the tree with family. The tree acts as a festive seasonal centerpiece for your home and usually everyone joins in on the fun. Other home decorations, such as wreaths and lights, also create a more festive atmosphere in and around your home, which is excellent if you intend to have guests over.
For more ways to get into the holiday spirit, visit the Burkholder Holiday Market. Our market has various unique, thoughtful, and festive gifts for purchase, along with Pennsylvania-grown Christmas trees. We also have fun, family-friendly events such as visits from Santa and his reindeer, face painting, and fun local food vendor visits. Come in, find your gifts and Christmas tree, roast a few marshmallows, and enjoy a memorable holiday shopping experience.