Make Your Christmas in the Cotswolds Extra Special this Year

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Add some sparkle to this year’s festivities by following our helpful hints and tips on how to plan the best Christmas ever

Christmas can be a stressful time for most of us – but it really doesn’t need to be. From choosing the decorations to deciding on what to eat for Christmas lunch, we have all you need to think about covered, ahead of schedule.

Here is our helpful checklist to help you organise the perfect Christmas in the Cotswolds with plenty of time to spare…

  1. Preparation is key

In order for your Christmas to run smoothly, you need to get organised and start planning as early as possible. Make plans with family months in advance, wrap gifts as you buy them and order your food early to avoid last minute panic buys and a ghastly Christmas Eve spent at the shops.

  1. Deck the halls earlier than usual

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the smell of fir trees and dried oranges filling the air. Make sure to decorate your home with festive fancies at the start of December to make the most of the season before it’s over for another year.

  1. The more the merrier

If you have the space, you will want to invite lots of family and friends over to share in the festivities. Make sure to invite guests as far in advance of the 25th as possible, so that everyone can organise travel.

  1. Celebrate ‘Twixmas’

Rather than munching your way through a box of Celebrations in front of the television between Christmas and New Year, make good use of those three days by heading off on an increasingly popular ‘Twixmas staycation’ – but you need to book early as our rooms get filled up fast.

  1. Be sure to uphold tradition

Amidst the gift buying and endless parties, it is easy to forget about the true meaning of Christmas. So, whether you normally choose to open gifts on Christmas Eve, hang stockings above your fireplace or leave snacks out for Father Christmas and his reindeer, ensure that you are prepared to uphold Christmas traditions that you will continue to enjoy for years to come.

  1. Treat yourself

If you find yourself hosting Christmas at your house each year and are tired of endless hours of drink-pouring and cooking, treat yourself to a Christmas lunch or break away and let somebody else do the washing up for a change.

Christmas in the Cotswolds is always pretty special but we feel that these tips will help to make it even more magical this year.

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