Day 21: Sing a Christmas Carol

Even if you’re tone deaf and your singing drives the birds away; belt out a Christmas tune today.

There’s something magical about making music, no matter how good or bad. The fact that we use so many muscles in sync to produce sound, rhythm and tune is simply marvellous! Give your lungs some much needed exercise!

My favourite carol is O Holy Night. What’s yours?

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Day 20: Donate a gift

Donate a Christmas gift to someone who can’t afford to have one. While most of us and our families get spoilt rotten with an overdose of Christmas presents; there are millions out there who wouldn’t even dream of the luxury we take for granted.

Look for someone- child or adult who will in all likelihood have no gift this Christmas; and be their Santa Claus.

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The innocence of these slum kids seared a hole through my heart and inspired the piece “Razia”

Day 18: Compliment 3 people

Today, pay a compliment to three people you meet.

Make sure it’s genuine and heartfelt. The people you compliment will definitely feel happier than they were. (Unless of course you manage to confuse them and get them wondering what it is you want from them!)

You’re sure to create a ripple effect of happiness because the three you are nice to, will pass on their “feel-good” in some way or the other.

Cheers!

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Day 17: Play Secret Santa

They say life can be divided into 4 “Clauses”. One- you believe in Santa. Two- you don’t believe in Santa. Three- you are  Santa. Four- you look like Santa!

No matter what stage you’re at, why don’t you get into the Christmas spirit of giving and do it like Santa? Now, I’m not asking you to shimmy down a sooty chimney or grow a great white beard (though you’re welcome to!). All I’m suggesting is that you secretly leave somebody- friend/foe/neighbour- a mini gift and sign it as the guy from the North pole 😉

Go ahead and make someone’s day!

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Day 16: Watch a Christmas Movie

What better reason than a movie, to find some cuddling time over popcorn and wine!

Gather your friends, family or favourite pillows and get some quality screen time together. Here is a list of Christmas movies to choose from:

(PS- what’s your favourite Christmas movie?)

  1. How the Grinch stole Christmas
  2. Home Alone
  3. Love Actually
  4. Miracle on 34th Street
  5. A Christmas Story
  6. The Year Without A Santa Claus
  7. A Christmas Carol
  8. The Santa Clause
  9. Christmas Vacation
  10. Frosty the Snowman

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Day 15: Paint/Draw/Sketch

Get back to your creative side and let those colours flow!

As children we drew and painted and messed around so much with colours and pencils and crayons. Bigger the messer, happier the kid!

Why not go back to that carefree time by unleashing your creative side?

Perhaps drawing is not your thing and you prefer origami or experimenting with fabrics, flowers or pebbles. Irrespective, go for it and let that inner child run wild!

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