(Closed) Need Ideas – My Husband Doesn’t ‘Feel’ the Christmas Spirit…

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could get a small artificial tree and put it up on a table so the dogs can’t reach it. We had a really small one for years!

Otherwise, i don’t know how you really force the Christmas spirit on someone since you’ve already decorated the house! Sounds like he’s more bummed about his knee

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found out this year that my husband doesn’t like Christmas!  He doesn’t want to watch Christmas movies, listen to Christmas music or go to Christmas events (parades, etc.). 

I think ejsfy8 is right.  It sounds like he’s just too bummed about his knee and  staying in to enjoy the holiday.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i love christmas time! everything about it, except shopping! haha i hate crowds.

I’ve put up a tree, decorated with lights and other christmas nick nacks…watch movies, make hot cocoa and cookies, wrap christmas presents, listen to christmas music. every year FI and i go to the botanical gardens and check out the christmas lights, there is also a little town about 20 minutes away that does it up big they call it “chritmas town usa”. Also Lowes motor speedway is doing a big light show this year, i plan on checking that out at some point.

honestly its been kind of hard for me to get into the christmas spirit this year. my wedding is just under 2 months away so that is in the forefront of my mind…but i try and take some time here and there to do something a little christmasy

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I get the Christmas spirit going as soon as I put the tree up and put the lights up on the house =

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Take him on one of those drive through light displays!! Those are awesome!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I feel that same way that your husband does. My husband actually had to ask me to try and be happy this Christmas. I also know that Christmas isn’t about shopping, giving gifts is my love language, and it kills me that we haven’t gone Christmas shopping yet. My absolute favorite thing to do is buy presents for my friends. We also have a limited budget due to having a trip in January that we have to save for, which makes it extra difficult.

I don’t like the lights, music, songs, or most movies. Is there a particular movie that he enjoys or something that his family used to do together that you could incorporate? One of the things that always helps me is watching The Monkees’ Christmas Special. It’s random and not even something big, but it works for me.

I second the idea of getting a small tree to put up in the house where the dogs won’t get to it. I bought an inexpensive one from Target a few years back and put it in my dorm room, and it helped keep the spirit alive a little more for me. Perhaps you could even put stockings up and get each other a small gift. I’m just throwing ideas out there.

Where I used to live, they have a ice sculpture display that comes through every year. Maybe you could see if there’s something like that in your area.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Buy some egg nogg. Bake Christmas cookies together. Make gingerbread houses!!! They are so much fun to make and tasty too! Dont buy the premade kit just buy grahaam crackers, frosting, and candies to decorate! You could also take your dog to Petsmart (or Petco?) to get a picture with Santa! 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It might be difficult for your husband because of his knee, but we get the best feeling by doing things for others.

We sponsor a family instead of buying gifts for each other- the look on the mom’s face when we deliver the gifts is priceless. We deliver when the kids are in school so mom can surprise them with gifts, a tree  and a full Christmas dinner.

We also do volunteer work at the Food Bank. Even with his knee I know there will be some volunteer opportunity for your husband. Go vist seniors in a care home, for example. Take someone with you when you go on that drive to loook at Christmas lights.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A friend of mine and I turn on the Christmas carols, put up some lights, open a special bottle of wine or champagne, and write Christmas cards to the most special people in our lives each year…more like a short letter than just a signed card.  It’s a really fun and cheap way for us to get that same feeling of ‘giving’ as Christmas shopping does.

I also second going to look at lights!  Or a holiday concert.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One more vote for a mini tree that the dogs can’t get into!  For me having the tree with all of its pretty lights and ornaments really puts me in the Christmas spirit! 🙂

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