Christmas means something different for everyone: whether it's the first embrace from the family member you've been missing, the sound of laughter from your group of friends over a glass of warming mulled wine, or simply getting cosy on the couch and watching endless movies, Christmas gives each and every one of us our own special festive feeling.
We asked our team what Christmas feels like for them, and how they like to celebrate the festive season, and discovered one very important thing – no matter what it means to you or who you spend it with, Christmas simply feels like home.
Senior Marketing Manager Brand & Campaigns
To me, Christmas feels like family. I forget I own a phone and soak up as much family time as I can. On the evening of the 26th and after the festive celebrations, we always eat our favorite dish wearing pyjamas, watch movies and cuddle up on the sofa.
Christmas feels like the smell of cinnamon and orange, cuddling up in front of the fire, drinking hot chocolate, playing board games. It's a very 'hygge' mood, slightly dark and cold outside. On Christmas day, we always go for a long walk outside and quickly jump into overly thick wool socks, jumpers and blankets when we return.
Krissy and Tine's Christmas Picks
Senior Communications Manager
Christmas feels like being as lazy and eating as much as I want, and not feeling bad about it. Of course the best part is that I can spend loads of quality time with my family– we decorate the tree and prepare the food together. On Christmas day we always have a homemade mulled wine, make raclette and play board games until the first person falls asleep, fed and happy.
To me, Christmas feels like baking. The house warming up with the smell of vanilla, cinnamon, or cloves as I work. Then getting to share something sweet with family and friends. My favourite gift to give is a gift you can eat.
Yvonne and Rachael's Christmas Picks
For me, Christmas feels like spending time with my family, since I live away from them – I look forward to this time of year so much. I love to see how excited my younger brother and sister are around this time, this is definitely the best part for me. I also love to spend time at my grandma's house, cuddled up on the sofa in front of the log fire, eating all the best home-baked Christmas treats.