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How To Celebrate Christmas With Your Friends

Although most people associate Christmas with spending time with their family, for some it’s much more enjoyable to be with friends instead. Or they might be away from home and unable to be with family, in which case friends are an ideal substitute. Or perhaps the big event itself is spent with family, but the days leading up to Christmas, and those limbo days in between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve are all about being with friends.

The reason for spending some or all of Christmas with your friends is far less important than how you celebrate when you’re together. We’ve put together some of the very best ideas so that you can have a merry Christmas no matter who you are with.

Christmas Films

When you stop to think about it, there are dozens – possibly hundreds – of excellent Christmas films out there, just waiting for you to sit back and watch when you’re in the festive mood. Why not invite your friends for a Christmas movie marathon and try to get through as many as you can in one day (and night)?


You can line up the viewing schedule yourself, or have each of your friends bring over their very favourite film so that everyone has at least one thing to watch that they love. You’ll get a wide range of movies in this way from Elf to the Muppet Christmas Carol to Die Hard (yes, it is a Christmas movie. Sort of).

Don’t forget the festive snacks and drinks, and of course, snuggling up in your onesie or under a blanket is a definite prerequisite.

Go Out For A Meal

If you’re with your friends for Christmas, which of you is going to cook? If no one is keen to volunteer, or the kitchen is too small to really cook up a scrumptious Christmas dinner, why not book a table at a nearby restaurant or pub and have someone else do all the cooking? It’s even better if you can walk there and can all enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with the food, but the best part about having your Christmas dinner or lunch outside of your home is that when you return there is no washing up to do!


Rent A Cottage

If you want to literally get away from it all then why not rent a cottage with your friends? There are many cottages for large groups available, so everyone can have someone comfortable to sleep and no one is going to trip over anyone else. This means there will also be room for all the goodies and presents that you’re going to want to take with you as well.

You can find somewhere really out of the way and have a relaxing, do nothing kind of break away over the Christmas holiday, or you can take a look at for something a little more active and exciting.

When you rent a cottage for a larger group of you, you can really enjoy spending time together without any of the stresses and strains that you might feel at home. Christmas is a time to be happy and relax, so make the most of it.

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