December is the most wonderful time of the year, especially as we have all been cooped up at home for the last few months. Most of us have been feeling the festive spirit quite strongly since the month began, but there may be a few stragglers who are yet to decorate the home or create the Christmas and New Year festivity vibes.
Others may belong to the school of thought that pays no attention to Christmas whatsoever. However, with kids in the house, Christmas becomes a festival that is hard to ignore! I am here to help you plan the easiest and best last-minute Christmas vibe at home. The collection of the material will be at the touch of a button, the only effort you will need to put in will be in the physical act of decoration. Don’t stress however, there is merit in that too! It will distract the children and keep them busy for a while!
So, without further ado, here is my last-minute Christmas guide if you are celebrating in India in 2020:
1. CHRISTMAS TREE
Christmas is a big celebration in my home, as my mother-in-law is Catholic. We grow 3 Araucaria (Christmas trees) in our garden round the year, and then bring the one in the best condition up to the living room every December. However, I know everyone doesn’t have the facilities or the time required to nurture a live Christmas tree. Hence, I’ve done the work for you and found a 4 feet tall tree available on Amazon, which will make life very easy for you.
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2. AFFORDABLE YET LONG-LASTING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
As with the Christmas tree, my mother-in-law has been collecting beautiful Christmas ornaments all her life and has managed to preserve most of them in pristine condition. Some even go back to the time of her grandmother! However, this year I got Christmas ornaments for the first time ever on Amazon and just loved the beautiful pieces. There was a wide variety to choose from and so I made a list of the ones that I liked best and whose high quality will ensure longevity of life. Fortunately, they are reasonably priced too!
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3. LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS
This is the easiest way to get into a festive mood. Set your children down and make them write letters to Santa Claus. Make them aware of the need to be good throughout the year if they would like to receive the presents of their choice from him, and ask them to decorate the cards beautifully because St. Nick loves pretty things!
4. CHRISTMAS BOOKS AND MOVIES
If you want to set the holiday mood, turn to tried and tested Christmas books and movies on various OTT platforms. My picks for movies include
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
“Jingle All The Way”
And here is my list of the best Christmas reading for young children.
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5. MAKING AN EASY GINGERBREAD HOUSE
We did this activity as part of my son’s online class and it was so easy to do that I had to share it! Just take any biscuits in a square or rectangular shape, use honey or jam or any other spread of your choice as a gluing agent and decorate the sides with Gems, MnM’s, or any candy of your choice! Even if it doesn’t come out looking great, watch your children enjoy eating it
6. CHRISTMAS MASKS:
If you are planning to venture out you will need beautiful Christmas and festive themed masks for yourself and your children. Take your pick from these that my mother, designer Harleen Anand, has made exclusively for this occasion. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for price enquiries.
7. CHRISTMAS CAROLS:
Youtube has numerous karaoke versions of Christmas carols. Just set your laptop up and have a whale of a time singing with your family members.
I hope you liked reading my last-minute Christmas guide in India for 2020, and I do hope you will take my recommendations for the Christmas tree, ornaments, toys, books, movies and masks. If there is anything you feel I have left out, do let me know in the comments below!
Wish you all a very merry Christmas and a terrifically happy New Year 😊
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The tree looks very pretty. Infant I just watched your IGTV as well. Kids love to decorate Christmas Tree. So far I have used store bought ornaments along with the Christmas crafts my kids made at their school. But this year, since I am homeschooling my little one, we made ornaments at home using popsicle sticks. And I added those to the existing collection. I am going to try the Gingerbread House. Frankly speaking, the actual ginger house sometimes feel overwhelming to me. But the one you have shared, its pretty compact and a good activity. They look super cute.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
Thanks dear! Merry Christmas to you too! Yes, there’s an immense pleasure in making our own decorations too 😊
Even we have set up the Christmas tree. The letter has been set to Santa with a long list with justification of being good kids. I loved the masks you have shared.
Great! Let me know if you’d like to buy the masks 🙂
You know I have been looking for a tree but couldn’t find anything suitable so your link is great. It didn’t take me to a specific product though, but I will try again. And loved the gingerbread house idea! Will definitely try out!
It’s my curated list- the tree is on that list. Just click on the tree there 🙂
I had already watched your Igtv noor and loved it so much. And this post is just a perfect guide to know many last minute options. Since today my girls vacation is getting started and I was looking for some ways to enjoy some quality time with them with festival vibes. After reading your post got so many ideas. Gingerbread house is sounds most amazing. Will surely try with them . Many Christmas dear to you and your lovely family.
Thank you Surbhi! Wish you and your family a very merry Christmas too!!
This post is a perfect last minute suggestion for Christmas celebration. The tree and ornaments are looking so pretty. Definitely will check these on Amazon.
This is a perfect guide for Christmas in india. Baking, making some custom gifts are a great way to spread some cheer. The links too are helpful as it saves the searching online.
So loved your recommendations Noor, will sure check out the stuff on Amazon. Also really really loved Fateh’s letter to Santa and the adorable masks.
Thank you dear 😊
What a heartwarming post on how to get Christmas-ready! Love the pictures as well, and the video! Merry Christmas and God bless! 🙂
Thank you so much Deepti 🙂
I would love to see a real Christmas tree all lit! And that gingerbread home idea is super. Will try this one out, even though we don’t have any children in the house.
You can still enjoy the yummy treat 😊
I loved the recommendations! Gingerbread idea and the cute christmas masks are my favorite of the lot!
Great! Let me know if you would like to buy the masks
Christmas masks is the new addition this christmas 🙂 Wish santa takes away all the worries and may the coming year rings in bells of good health and prosperity. Merry Christmas !
Merry Christmas to you too!
This last minute Christmas suggestions are perfect . I really like the gingerbread house idea .I will definitely try this now .
Beautiful and handy ideas tou have shared. I really love the designer Christmas-y face masks . Enjoyed reading the post .
Thanks! If you’d like to buy the masks, let me know!
The ginger bread house is my favorite Noor.Its super cute.The masks your mom made are so pretty.Creativity definitely runs in the family.Loved the Christmas tips you shared
Thank you 😊
I love Christmas tree decoration. And your last minute’s ideas are superb. And the self-made card by the cutie is the cherry On the cake. I saw the video too.
Wow Noor. It is such a fantastic guide to Christmas. I especially liked the mask.
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This is such a wonderfully detailed yet quick guide to Christmas. I loved the Christmas masks which aim yet unprepared for but would love to have such for the occasion.
Thank you! Let me know if you’re interested in buying some
These are some really wonderful ideas to celebrate Christmas. Even we decorate our Araucaria plant, have a YouTube video of that from last year, it is always so much fun. And this year we have made our DIY ornaments, my son is loving all the craft work.
That is lovely to know that you Mum-in-law is a catholic. I can understand that you guys must be celebrating CHristmas with so much of fervour. Christmas tree looks beautiful in your place.
Thank you dear
So cute, Gingerbread house. Yes even I collect Christmas ornaments from many places so have lots and make the tree look different every year. We decorate the tree around November 20th itself. Too enthusiastic! 😜
This is really handy for those looking make last minute purchases for Christmas. What is really interesting is the entry of masks this Christmas.
I have always wondered what were there letters to Santa were all about. I grew up in a set up where Christmas means star and nothing else. Now I am slowly learning more. Thanks to you I have more clarity
Lovely post. You know when kids ask about all these we juggle to find a full thought out explanation. Now I can tell my son what it is and why it is. Thanks
Oh I haven’t explained anything in this post- just shared how to create a festive spirit at home last minute
Christmas celebrations is all about spending time with the family, decorating the entire house, inside and out and shopping. I just loved Christmas masks. Great thoughts.
I love listening to Christmas carols and watching Christmas movies on Christmas! Polar express is my favorite! 😀
We definitely needs some last minute DIY to complete our christmas decoration. No matter how much we prepare ourself earlier, somehow at the end we left with last min preparation. This is a great blog with creative ideas.
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I was planning to do something for kids this Christmas, but thought it’s late…now with these ideas and guide I am going to give them a surprize!!
Thanks for putting about this post and I love those masks your mama has designed. So beautiful!
Perfect post for the upcoming Christmas and festive season. Loved those masks. Very beautiful!
Thank you! Let me know if you’re interested in buying them
I loved the idea of making gingerbread house. I think I am going to do this with my kids. They will love doing this super fun christmas activity.
Wow these look really pretty. We are also doing little stuffs for Christmas.
My sister and son are super duper excited for Christmas. They also got a red sock to put in their letters. I am going to tryout the Christmas carols karaoke on yt and biscuit ginger bread with them for sure .❤
These masks are so beautiful collections for the Christmas celebrations. Loved it.
I just love this Christmas decoration and I missed this post. I really love those mask. I am bookmarking this post for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing this amazing Christmas guide.
Christmas and new year is the time for new beginnings. We try buying these beautiful decors from Amazon link tht u have shared for my home.
I wish I had done something for Christmas too this year to bring in the holiday cheer. A simple Christmas tree made of books would have been good I guess. But I did watch some Christmas movies so I did well there.
That Christmas masks are so pretty. Would love to have one. Also, liked the ornaments.
I had planned too to buy & do, but travel happened.
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My daughter is very fond of Christmas decorations. She makes cards, dresses her stuffed toys, lights up the Christmas tree, and decorates the house. It requires a lot of effort on her end but she does it without throwing her weight around, with a smile on her face. I hope she continues to enjoy the remaining holiday season with the same zeal and enthusiasm. I’ll ask her to go through your post as well. This will give her some new ideas.