Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring

Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has begun
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Feel the Christmas spirit in the air yet? Well, it’s time to bring it into your home and make your holidays magical!

The living room: where the Christmas tree reigns

Phase one obviously starts from the common space par excellence: the living room.

Have you got your Christmas tree ready yet? Traditional, minimal or original and unconventional: everyone has their own style and this is the right time to show it off!

Is there anything more Christmassy than flames crackling in the fireplace or dancing in the stove? Not really!

You can even decorate the area around your fireplace or stove (such as your firewood basket!), with a garland or some home-made items: things prepared with your own hands always have that little bit extra!

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Find out how to make simple and tasty cookies to use as Christmas tree decorations!

Lots of little Christmas delights

It’s not Christmas without great feasts of delicious food, plenty of sweet treats and lots of friends to celebrate with over a glass of wine or hot chocolate.

On the day you are likely to indulge yourself in your region’s particular speciality (tortellini, lasagne, baccalà … and the list goes on!), but for the rest of the Christmas period you can give free reign to your imagination, allowing yourself to be inspired by the Christmas atmosphere.

Do you love relaxing on the sofa munching sweet snacks? Allow yourself a couple of hours and make biscuits and sweets to hang on the Christmas tree! On these pages you’ll find the recipe for gingerbread cookies, amongst others, which can be used to decorate your tree.

Are you partial to starters? This is the right time to forget about diet: on the web you can find lots of delicious ideas for starters with a real Christmas Vibe!

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Let’s not forget about decorating the table

You obviously need to leave space for the food, but also think about how to present it. Whether it’s a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas lunch or a simple dinner with friends, your mise en place for the holiday season needs to be impeccable.

This doesn’t mean too formal, over-the-top stylish or cold, but simply given some thought to. So that whoever sits at your table will be completely overwhelmed by the Christmas atmosphere!

Any ideas? In this article you’ll find a lot of inspiration for your mise en place. Here we’ll look at some ideas for truly spectacular table centerpieces!