Top tips for surviving Christmas from Dunelm

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Dunelm, the homeware specialists, investigates the top 5 ways to get the home and family ready for Christmas.

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Christmas is a fantastic opportunity to get all of the family together enjoying the festivities.

It’s that time of year when there’s a chill in the air, a twinkle at the trees and an underlying sense of excitement. Christmas is a wonderful season full of family gatherings and festive cheer; however, the build up can sometimes seem a touch short of tranquil. Below are Dunelm's top 5 tips to surviving the festive period.

1.    Invest in a spare bed

Christmas is a fantastic opportunity to get all of the family together enjoying the festivities. However, this often means that there will be more people camping out at home than normal. Although sleeping on a sofa can often suffice, there is nothing quite like a great night’s sleep on a proper bed. Dunelm offer a wide range of beds and mattresses, ideal for the spare room when guests pop by! Alternatively, why not invest in a couple of air beds, the perfect balance between comfort and economy especially if space is at a premium.

2.    Stock up the cupboards    

Eating is a great pastime enjoyed by numerous households over the Christmas holidays, a guilt free time when many ditch the diet and opt for some of the most luxurious and rich foods possible. With this in mind it’s vital that the cupboards are stocked full of delicious treats and goodies for all the family, from mince pies to cheese boards and of course an abundance of chocolate.

3.    Beat the crowds and buy the presents early!

The true meaning of Christmas varies from person to person, but one common theme throughout the majority of households in the UK is the giving of gifts. There’s nothing quite as exciting for children as running downstairs to find a big pile of presents. This excitement never truly fades and even the adults take great joy in opening a present that has been carefully selected and thought about. Why not opt for a wonderful soup maker for a budding chef or a fantastic coffee maker for those caffeine addicts in the family?

4.    It’s all about the tree

Many of the happiest and most exciting Christmas moments revolve around the tree. Whether it’s the first of December and the tree decorations are being hung or it’s Christmas Eve and the pile of presents is growing below the lowest branches. The sparkly lights and sporadically placed chocolate treats make the tree all the more appealing and the sense of excitement in the air begin to loom. So if there is a sense of bewilderment as to how fast Christmas is approaching, never fear, as long as there is a beautifully decorated tree at home half the work is done to create a magical and memorable Christmas for the whole family.

5.    Carol singing

Singing Christmas carols will put everyone in the festive spirit. Put on some Christmas tunes whilst whipping up a storm in the kitchen or have a festive sing-along with the car radio on the way in to work. Whatever the quality of voice, from Pavarotti to an X-Factor reject, belting out a few Christmas classics is bound to evoke a smile and help improve the Christmas spirit!

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