10 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

Well, Christmas is upon us here in the US and in many other parts of the world. The decorations are up. The tree looks great. The Christmas cards are sent out. And we are almost done counting down our 12 days and getting ready to feast and share presents.

I am super excited to be spending time with friends and family. This is meant to be a happy time of year. I know many people struggle this time of year, but it is good to remember to take some time out just to be cheerful and think about all you have. So I figured I should give you a couple of ways to spread some holiday cheer. Let the joy begin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Shout for joy. Sing some fun Christmas songs.
  • Laugh. Reminisce about some funny events that happened in your life with others.
  • Eat Hearty. Hey, if there is any excuse to be a glutton this is it! Personally, I can’t get enough Christmas goodies. I love cookies! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Forget about your troubles. They will be there tomorrow. Enjoy today!
  • Give Hugs. Lots of them. It’s good to feel loved.
  • Encourage someone. Often we talk about future plans this time of year. Tell someone they will be awesome at whatever they plan to do.
  • Plan some fun events. Speaking of next year’s plans, why don’t you start planning some fun events with your family and friends to do next year.
  • Sit down and write. Tell someone how much they mean to you.
  • Stand up and go. Go help the less fortunate. Help feed the homeless or give a child a present who otherwise wouldn’t get one.
  • In all things, give thanks. Remind yourself that you are surrounded by good things. Tell your friends and family how much you appreciate them and are thankful for them.

Enjoy this time of year! Happy Holidays!



7 thoughts on “10 Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer”

  1. hey cookies huh. I make a mean sugar cookie, maybe if you’re good I will make you some ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked reading this and even though some of the things you said are great, Christmas is still a rough time of year for many for different reasons. While it is great to give hugs, sometimes some of us just need a hug around the holiday season.

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  2. Hi Jeremy,

    Thanks for the uplifting Christmas recommendations! So many of the posts I have seen around online seem to be how to “cope” with the stresses of the holidays, rather than enjoying the joy that they can offer.

    I especially like the idea of eating heartily ๐Ÿ™‚ Why be an ascetic over the holidays? There’s plenty of great food to go around. I have to admit I’ve been sneaking Christmas cookies out of the freezer over the past week…but I’ll continue to enjoy them over the next week as well!

  3. Hi Jeremy. Help! I’m snowed in this Christmas. The snow is beautiful, but it’s good I don’t have to drive anywhere. Too bad for the folk who left their shopping to the last minute. This is the most snow and coldest temperatures here in Vancouver in almost 40 years.

    My landlord and I are planning on sharing Christmas dinner together because our guests will not be able to make it. I’m grateful for my warm, cozy apartment, my favourite Christmas cd, the candles, food… and BLOGGING! The power better not go out or I’ll freak ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Christmas to you.

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  4. @ Bunny – Thanks!

    @ Lance – Glad you liked it.

    @ Brian – Glad I could be the positive contrarian. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @ Davina – Wow. Hope things work out for you. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Years!


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