In this post, you will see how to have a cozy Christmas.
This is my favorite time of the year when you can spend time with your family, go for long walks and get hot chocolate, and of course, decorate your home for the season!
Decorating the Christmas tree, watching Christmas movies, and listening to Christmas songs are just some of the things that make me happy in December.
I also enjoy knitting more than ever at this time of the year, thinking of new ideas, working with chunky yarns, and drinking many cups of tea.
How Do I Make Christmas More Cozy?
Getting your knitting needles out to work on blankets or sweaters, while you sit in front of the fireplace is a great way to get cozy feelings during the holiday season.
Curl up with your family on the sofa to snuggle in a blanket, knit or crochet, light the candles, and watch TV, while it is cold outside.
Inside of your home, you can add greenery, festive wreaths, garlands, and a real Christmas tree for the smell of pine.
In December, you can also wear all of your knitted sweaters, bake sweet treats like apple pie or a chocolate yule log, meet friends for hot cocoa and take time out to window shop, and enjoy the lights in your town or city.
Free Knitting Patterns
If you like to knit, there are new patterns being added to my knitting pattern library regularly for you to make.
You may also enjoy these free knitting patterns:
How To Have A Cozy Christmas
Please take a look at my top 10 things to do for a cozy Christmas, for some ideas on what to do this Christmas season.
1. Decorate Your Christmas Tree
Decorate your Christmas tree and make it pretty!
However, if you decide to have your tree this year, whether it is a real one, a small one, or one you have made, you can decorate it with any number of ornaments and Christmas lights.
From handmade Christmas decorations like pom poms to shop-bought shiny baubles, there are many ways to make your tree look beautiful.
2. Take A Wintery Walk
Get wrapped up in your warm coat and knitted accessories to take a wintery walk through snow or crisp air.
Take the dog and go outside! It really does help you to clear your mind and relax, getting away from the computer and other stresses.
Then when you get home afterward, you feel extra cozy in the warmth of your own home.
3. Meet Friends For A Hot Chocolate
Meet your friends for a hot chocolate in your favorite cafe or invite them over to stay warm in your home.
With so many flavors of hot chocolate available, it’s hard to not try them all.
I love the chocolate orange, mint and of course the Turkish style of hot cocoa!
4. Curl Up With A Good Book
Curl up on the sofa, with a cozy blanket, your dog, and a good book.
I want to make more time to read this month, with a few books on my list, including The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham, Into The Water by Paula Hawkins and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
I have loads more on my list, but those are the ones I have been meaning to read for a while.
There is nothing better than sparing a few hours to get lost in a good story.
5. Bake Something
I really love to bake at this time of the year – apple pies, cookies, and other sweet treats!
I need the recipe books though or some help from my favorite chef Akis Petretzikis.
I love the recipes from his website and they are really easy to make.
6. Get Cosy With Your Pets And Watch Netflix
Ok, so this is my favorite option out of all ten! I just love to get cozy with my dog Jason and watch something on Netflix.
Choose your favorite movie or show (ahem Outlander) and enjoy!
When the weather is bad though, during the winter months, it feels so cozy with the Christmas tree twinkle lights on, the fire going, a cup of hot tea, and your furry kid sitting next to you.
7. Wrap Gifts
Wrapping gifts can be a bit of a nightmare if you have loads and you left it to the last minute, so I try to be organized and do it bit by bit.
Setting up the DIY wrapping necessities and then choosing papers, tags, and velvet ribbons for each special person can be a lot of fun.
Doing this, with the tree lights on and listening to Frank Sinatra or Micheal Buble singing Christmas songs is a great way to spend an afternoon.
8. Get Comfy Pyjamas
Wearing comfy pajamas over Christmas is a must!
Comfy and festive, so you can lounge in them all day Sunday, watching Christmas movies and drinking tea.
I have red plaid pajamas that I just love at this time of the year.
A cozy cardigan can be thrown over your PJs for extra warmth – Stay Home Cardigan Knitting Pattern.
9. Make Something
This is the perfect time of year to make something and get knitting!
Find a new project and make something cozy to wear, there are so many free patterns out there, you will be spoilt for choice.
Take a look here for some inspiration – Free Knitting Patterns.
10. Invest In A Super Cosy Blanket
It sounds obvious, but having a super cozy chunky blanket can make such a difference to your levels of happiness in the winter.
I knit a soft squishy throw blanket that is so warm and fuzzy, it makes me feel so relaxed and comfy and my dog loves it too.
There are so many super soft blankets out there to choose from, whether you want a knitted blanket, faux fur, fleece, woven or plaid.
Seriously, it can make you so happy!
I hope you have enjoyed my list of things to do to have a cozy Christmas.
What do you do at Christmas to stay cozy?
Let me know in the comments.