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16 Christmas Traditions We Should Keep Year-Round

Now it can feel like Christmas all year long. Fill yourself with festive cheer and get your Christmas essentials from Coles.

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1. Decorating your house with lights.

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There's no reason your house shouldn't look ~magical~ year-round.

2. And decorating your pets.

If that face doesn't say "I wish it could be Christmas all year long" we don't know what does.
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If that face doesn't say "I wish it could be Christmas all year long" we don't know what does.

3. Taking family photos.

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It's not often you can get your whole family in the same place at the same time. These moments should be cherished, documented, and Instagrammed.

4. Eating Christmas ham all day, every day.

The fact we only really have ham on Christmas Day (and leftovers for five days after) is a TRAVESTY.
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The fact we only really have ham on Christmas Day (and leftovers for five days after) is a TRAVESTY.

(Actually, just make that eating all the Christmas foods.)

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5. Catch-ups with the friends you don't see very often.

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"We should do this more often!" –says everyone when you eventually get together. But you still don't end up seeing them again until next December.

6. Being happy.

What is it about Christmastime that instantly lifts your mood? It must be seeing all your friends and family, right? Or the fact you can eat a whole bowl of custard without being judged.
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What is it about Christmastime that instantly lifts your mood? It must be seeing all your friends and family, right? Or the fact you can eat a whole bowl of custard without being judged.

7. Being nice to people.

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A direct result of feeling happier, but something we should do all year nonetheless.

8. Making cards by hand.

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Handmade cards feel so thoughtful and personal. Plus they're quite therapeutic to make (until you get a paper cut).

9. Actually posting those handmade cards in the mail.

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These days, receiving something other than a bill in the mail is such a novelty – it's like a present in itself.

10. Being able to tell terrible jokes, without judgement.

Currently, Christmas is the only day of the year we're officially allowed to use bad puns and NO ONE can groan OR roll their eyes. Let's remedy that, shall we?
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Currently, Christmas is the only day of the year we're officially allowed to use bad puns and NO ONE can groan OR roll their eyes. Let's remedy that, shall we?

11. Giving presents.

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You love giving presents. You love receiving presents. Everyone wins.

12. Drinking with family members.

Why wait until next Christmas to have another champas with Nan?
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Why wait until next Christmas to have another champas with Nan?

13. Spending a whole day baking.

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When was the last time you spent all day pottering around in the kitchen baking glorious biscuits? (Last Christmas, probably.)

14. Eating dinner at a table.

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AND – wait for it – actually talking to each other.

15. Bargain-shopping at the Boxing Day sales.

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If we had these kinds of sales all year there'd be no need for everyone to rush to the shops on the one day.

16. Taking a post-lunch nap.

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Nothing beats curling up on the couch and slowly drifting off into a food-coma. You can start implementing this one ASAP.

Thankfully, it's not over yet! Keep the festive spirit alive and prepare for Christmas at Coles.