With all of the shopping, the baking, and the Christmas parties, it’s easy to get lost in the holiday haze and completely forget (or neglect) our significant others. Christmas may be a time for family, but that family also includes our husbands and wives. Without them, we would have no children to fawn over at Christmas time. So we can’t forget to nurture this original relationship always, even during “the most wonderful (busiest) time of the year.” This doesn’t mean we have to spend a lot on extravagant, over-the-top dates — I know, we’re saving for Christmas presents (and college), too. But there are some simple steps we can take to make sure our sweeties are still feeling the love. And a snazzy holiday date night in might be just the ticket. Here are some ideas for creating your holiday magic!
Holiday Date Night In Ideas
Christmas Movies and Cocoa by the Tree
Make some popcorn and hot chocolate.
Snuggle up by the Christmas tree in your favorite Christmas “jammies,” and pop in a “more adult” Christmas movie. (Love Actually and The Family Stone are two of my favorites.) Enjoy some kid-free relaxation time with your significant other, basking in the glow of the Christmas lights. Now that’s a sexy date night in!
Wake up Early for Breakfast in Bed
If you have little ones (a.k.a early risers), this can be a little more challenging — but you could always have late-night breakfast in bed (putting the kiddos down 30 minutes earlier probably won’t kill them). Cook up all your favorites — scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, the works. Serve them on a pretty tray. Fresh flowers and mimosas are always a nice touch. Relish a quiet moment together in bed before the daily madness ensues.
Wine and Cheese by the Fire
What’s more romantic than a glass of wine (the whole bottle, who are we kidding) and some tasty Gruyere by a crackling fire? Choose a bottle of wine neither of you has tried or a new festive cocktail recipe (if vino isn’t your thing). Cuddle up on a luxurious furry blanket (picnic style). Skip the television, and turn on some Christmas “mood” music. You can even make s’mores if you want! Enjoy some grownup conversation time. Or don’t — it’s up to you!