What to do this Christmas Eve
For those of you who are counting down the days till Christmas to those who don't celebrate here are some fun things to do on Christmas Eve…
One of the best ways to spend Christmas Eve is with a bucket of popcorn and a hot chocolate watching a heartwarming film. Mary Poppins is sure to be a winner this year, though if you fancy something with a faster pace try Creed II, which is sure to be perfect for any boxing fans.
While it may be tricky to get a reservation if you're will to wait in a small queue you'll be able to have a great night out at head to Nando's for sangria and chicken or Ask Italian if you want to load up on carbs before the big day. Alternatively, my family tradition is to go to our local Indian restaurant, which is always incredible- its definitely worth looking at restaurants in your local area to support family business at this time of year too!
Coffee and a Christmas walk:
If you haven't yet ventured over to the posh part of town to inspect their light displays, I suggest you grab a coat and coffee and have a wonder over with some friends. A walk can be a nice way to escape the overwhelming pre-Christmas prep and catch up with your friends back home, especially important if you've spent the last semester away at uni.
Want to give back this Christmas? What better way to spend the holidays than to volunteer at local shelters and help the community. Crisis at Christmas is an excellent charity devoted to helping homeless people or the Whitechapel Mission, which provides food for the less fortunate. If you can't make it to your nearest centre a trip to your local elderly people's home with Christmas goodies would always be appreciated and if not small donations to charity shops always make a difference.
Pantomimes and shows:
Catch a last-minute pantomime or theatre performance on the 24th, click here to view TimeOut's guide to all things theatrical this Christmas! If you aren't a fan of panto, try checking the TV Guide for old film screenings- sometimes nothing is better than an old movie and a cup of tea the day before celebrations start.
We at Simple Press wish you very happy holidays and urge you to use this time of year to look after yourself and others- in any way you can.
[Photo credits: Navin Keizer]