We all have Christmas Eve traditions, whether it’s leaving Santa’s reindeer carrots, or partying until the small hours with friends. And while Christmas 2020 will be different for us all, following your own treasured traditions (or even starting a new one) will bring a sense of comfort, cosiness and belonging that’s especially welcome at this challenging time.
Here are a few ways you can enjoy this Christmas Eve however you’re spending the big day.
Lay the Christmas table ready
Tick one job off for the morning by preparing the table for lunch. Whether you are keeping it simple or going for an extravagant centre piece to impress your guests, put on the festive music and get the whole family involved with laying the table. We have a guide to styling your Christmas table. Include some hotel style linen napkins for an added touch of luxe!
Make the beds with fresh bedding
There really is nothing better than sliding between a fresh set of sheets so it seems silly to not treat yourself on Christmas Eve to clean sheets for the whole family. A set of 600 thread count linen is the ultimate treat for the best night of the year to excuse yourself for an early one!
Take a relaxing shower
Take ten minutes to yourself before the mornings mayhem unfolds to take a relaxing shower or bath. Light some candles and unwind by enjoying some moments of silence with your favourite relaxing bubble bath followed by wrapping yourself in a fluffy absorbent towel.
Fresh pyjamas and dressing gowns
New pyjamas barely need a mention because they are almost a necessity for Christmas Eve - for extra points go matching with the whole family! Team your new PJ's with a super luxury velour dressing gown for the ultimate cosiness.
Snuggle down with a Christmas classic and a hot chocolate (optional Bailey's for the adults!)
For some it is the only time of year you can force your rebellious teenagers to settle down on the sofa for a family movie so make the most of the opportunity with a festive film and hot chocolates for all. Our favourites are Elf and The Grinch!
Prepare Santa's mince pie, the reindeer carrots and stockings
The ultimate tradition especially for the little ones. Whether you opt for carrots, cookies, mince pies or all of the above, make it extra magical by writing a note for Santa to read when he arrives thanking him for filling your stockings.
Early to bed to snuggle down with The Night Before Christmas
Make the most of the one night of the year that the whole family is excited to get the bed and snuggle down early with a festive book to await the arrival of Santa.