Published: 11 December 2017
With Christmas just around the corner, The Living Room team is here to help you deck the halls
1. Put Up The Tree
You can't go rockin' around the Christmas tree if you haven't put it up yet! Get the family involved as you deck out the tree with baubles, candy canes and tinsel. Even better, get crafty and make your own decorations. You can even get creative while being kind to the environment by experimenting with a recycled Christmas tree.
2. Gift Good
We all want to have our Chrissy list done and dusted before the frantic, last-minute shopping frenzy begins, but that often doesn't happen. If you've left things a bit late, or are having trouble thinking of gift ideas, check out The Living Room’s hand-picked Gift Guides. Still stuck? Take our quiz to find the perfect pressies for your friends and family.
3. Light It Up
Delight children and adults alike by lighting up your street this Christmas; you could even get into the spirit with a friendly neighbourhood competition for the best display. Not sure where to start? Check out Barry's guide to mounting Chrissie lights.
4. Cook Up A Storm
Take a tip from Miguel and plan Christmas dinner early – many desserts, such as his sumptuous Summer Pudding (pictured below) or his Frozen Watermelon Ice Cream Cake, can be prepared the day before. For a whole range of delicious and easy festive food ideas, check out The Living Room's list of Christmas recipes.
5. Hit The Road
The silly season is a great time to take a break and recharge. If you're thinking of exploring this wide brown land of ours, Dr Chris has the best spots in Oz to visit. Heading overseas but not sure where? Take our travel quiz to find out which destination suits you best. Bon voyage!