25 Fabulous Free Things to Enjoy at Christmas

 Christmas does not all have to be about spending money. It is so much more than that. The best things as ever are free.

Here’s what  I love and consider the best free things to enjoy at Christmas


1.    Watching nativity plays

2.     Christmas lights at night

3.    Seeing old friends and their families

4.    Children’s excitement

5.     Time off work and school

6.    Singing carols loudly!

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7.    Singing cheesy Christmas pop music

8.    Everyone you visit has nice snacks

9.    People smile lots more than usual

10.Some great films on TV!

11.Time with your extended family

12.Snow watch!

13.Santa’s PNP and Elf yourself cards! (sometimes fab things are fee!)

14.Memories of Christmas gone by


15.Getting down old decorations and remembering where they came from

16.Picking up pinecones

17.Christmas baking, gingerbread and mince pies

18.The spirit of magic in the air

19.Lovely traditions like making reindeer food and writing letters to Santa


20.The smell of pine and cinnamon and all things Christmassy in the air.

21. Rediscovering old board games you all enjoy

22. Letters through the post that aren’t just bills

23. More hugs than at any other time of year

24. Sharing long loved stories and poems like Babushka and the Night before Christmas

25. The Christmas message , whatever you believe in, is one of hope and love. People are generally more optimistic and kinder at Christmas time

Can you think of any more?

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  1. December 12, 2013 / 18:23

    Number 8 – ‘everyone you visit has nice snacks’ made me smile. I love how you remind me of the little things it’s easy to overlook. Merry Christmas!

  2. December 13, 2013 / 10:53

    A lovely roundup post Becky, makes me feel very festive!

  3. Chris @thinlyspread
    December 15, 2013 / 16:03

    Oh you have me smiling and nodding! Gorgeous post. Xxx

  4. December 28, 2013 / 07:50

    Love this post – I love that the world seems to stop for a few days. The streets and roads are empty and when you go for a walk, everyone you walk past says ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of ignoring you,

  5. December 28, 2013 / 07:50

    Love this post – I love that the world seems to stop for a few days. The streets and roads are empty and when you go for a walk, everyone you walk past says ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of ignoring you,

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      December 28, 2013 / 08:16

      absolutely! Thanks for stopping buy to comment

  6. November 6, 2014 / 09:53

    It’s being to feel a lot like Christmas! How about going to see the Christmas Coca-Cola Truck as it travels the country.

  7. November 6, 2014 / 10:04

    Ooo you’ve got me all excited now! I must say I’m looking forward to the elves coming to visit again too 🙂

  8. November 6, 2014 / 11:21

    LOVE this, that list is ALL the best bits of Christmas to me, a good reminder that its not all about shopping!

  9. November 6, 2014 / 12:55

    Oh yes, this is wonderful – just the thing to make me feel festive.

    I used to get all excited about getting old decorations out until one year we put them in a box in the shed and the mice got at them…ruined! Made me feel very sad.

  10. Annie @ Simple Wanderlust
    November 7, 2014 / 00:03

    Ah now you have me feeling festive! For me it’s all about Slade and tinsel, Christmas songs get me every time!

  11. November 7, 2014 / 00:47

    I love this list and I love number 15. Whenever we visit a new place we try and pick up a decoration for the tree as a souvenir. Some of them are a bit like old friends now.

  12. November 7, 2014 / 09:12

    Gorgeous ideas Becky. I do love finding old board games. xx

  13. Cass@frugalfamily
    November 7, 2014 / 18:20

    Ah that’s so lovely Becky – I love the extra Christmas hugs you get too x x

  14. November 8, 2014 / 05:38

    oh yes. thank you for the advice. i love snuggling up and watching Christmas movies 🙂

  15. Katy Hill
    November 8, 2014 / 14:54

    Wonderful post! And SO love all of those suggestions! Walking along at night with lights twinkling is one of my fave things to do all year! x *gets excited

  16. November 8, 2014 / 22:33

    Wonderful and my favourite things are often free too. We enjoy going to local Chrstmas tree festivals each year, this makes me realise Christmas is here! Mich x

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