Christmas is a time of joy, celebration and sharing, but it can also be stressful and hectic if you don’t plan ahead – which is why we have put together this article: ‘How to create a cosy atmosphere on Christmas Day’.

Planning for a warm and cosy Christmas Day means understanding that Christmas is all about family, friends and creating an inviting atmosphere that reflects the spirit of the season.

Here, we explore some practical tips on how to create a cosy atmosphere, share some YouTube video ideas to spark your creativity, and delve into the heartwarming reasons why we entertain family and friends on this special day.

If you want to create a cosy atmosphere on Christmas Day for yourself and your loved ones, then let the team help you.

What to do when creating a cosy atmosphere on Christmas Day

The foundation of a cosy Christmas atmosphere starts with your decorations. Consider opting for warm and inviting colours like deep reds, forest greens and golden accents. Soft, twinkling lights and scented candles can add a magical touch to any space.

Don’t forget to adorn your home with festive wreaths, garlands and a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.

These traditional touches instantly set the scene for a warm and welcoming celebration.

Decorate: Decorate your home with festive colours, lights and candles. You can use natural materials like pinecones, holly and mistletoe, or buy some artificial ones from the shops. You can also make your own wreaths, garlands and ornaments with some craft supplies and your imagination

  • Food and drink: Prepare some delicious food and drinks for your guests. You can make some traditional dishes like roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and mince pies, or try some new recipes from different cuisines. You can also bake some cookies, cakes and puddings for dessert. Don’t forget to stock up on some mulled wine and hot chocolate for the cold weather
  • Music and games: Play some music and games with your family and friends. You can create a playlist of your favourite Christmas songs or listen to some online radio stations that play festive tunes. You can also play board games, card games or trivia games that are suitable for all ages. You can also have a karaoke session or a dance party if you feel like it
  • Watch a film: Watch some movies and shows with your family and friends. You can choose some classic Christmas movies like It’s a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Elf or The Polar Express, or some newer ones like The Holiday, Love Actually, The Grinch or The Christmas Chronicles. You can also watch some Christmas specials of your favourite TV shows, or some YouTube videos that are related to the season.

YouTube videos to watch on Christmas Day – and get festive food and present inspiration in the days beforehand

pic of a Christmas dinner plate and a treat - Having mentioned that there are YouTube videos available to watch on Christmas Day, what are they? What do they show?

Along with the zany compilation videos of mistakes and bloopers, there are plenty of influencers and entertainers offering content on a wide range of subjects from easy win Christmas dinners (who doesn’t like the sound of a one pan Christmas dinner?), to which make up presents women might like. We also thought that some of the present giving ideas were worth thinking about since the presenters are thinking out of the box to impress. No more boring festive socks for Uncle Dan, the Christmas Grinch!

If you’ve never searched for a YouTube Christmas Day video, then you could be in for a treat. We suggest these:

If you want to get some inspiration for your Christmas decorations, food and drinks, you can watch some YouTube videos that show you how to make them. Some channels that you can check out are:

Jamie Oliver

The ever-popular Jamie Oliver offers a great selection of Christmas food videos from making gravy to delivering a one pan Christmas turkey. We also enjoyed his perfect roast ham with marmalade glaze and a delicious chocolate torte for Christmas.

Tanya Burr

As an influencer, there are lots of videos to enjoy from Tanya Burr. From make-up tips, a fitness regime and skincare advice, there’s a mixed bag. We also liked the Christmas Q&A with her friend Zoe – a 20-minute ramble that entertains.


As a world-famous influencer with 10.6million followers, Zoella is always worth a catch up. From the Christmas shopping bargains as part of the ’24 Days…’ vlogs, the offering is wholesome and entertaining. There’s a good ‘Ultimate Christmas quiz’ to enjoy and impressive takes on Christmas fashion.

If you want to get some ideas for your Christmas gifts, you can watch some YouTube videos that give you some suggestions. Some great channels include:

Fleur DeForce

Fleur DeForce is an upbeat influencer with 1.32million subscribers. We enjoyed the videos showing how to bag Christmas present bargains – especially for children – and there are sound gift guides for men and luxury gifts for women. There’s also a video showing what Fleur received for Christmas last year…

Alfie Deyes

Another popular channel on YouTube is Alfie Deyes. With 3.62 million followers, he entertains with videos of how to decorate a home at Christmas, how to decorate a tree and advice on Christmas shopping too. Followers also enjoy what Alfie and his family get up to on Christmas Eve with fun and games.

Jim Chapman

There are some fun and entertaining videos on Jim Chapman’s channel including what to buy a girl for Christmas and a good round-up of tech and gadgets that men might like as presents. Other popular videos include Jim Christmas baking and buying and decorating a Christmas tree.

 If you want to get some tips for your Christmas outfits, makeup and hair, you can watch some YouTube videos that show you how to style them. We recommend:

Niomi Smart

Along with make-up tips and advice, Niomi also offers some fun videos including one with a huge Christmas cracker, a plant-based Christmas Day menu and advice on what to wear for a festive party.

If you want to get some laughs for your Christmas day, you can watch some YouTube videos that are funny and entertaining. We love:


A fun channel aimed at people in the UK. From an unhealthy interest in Antiques Roadshow, the videos include TV shows going wrong, the worst lip syncing on Top of the Pops and lots of coverage of British celebrities.


Now a famous brand, the Ladbible YouTube channel offers a mix of the funny and zany. From compilations of the internet’s funniest videos to interesting short educational videos, there’s a lot to digest on the channel. Most of the videos offer great entertainment but there are a few you wouldn’t want to watch in front of grandma…


Another internet-famous troupe that have now made their way into the mainstream are the Sidemen. This video channel with 5.5 million subscribers has their funny reactions to situations and videos. If you know the Sidemen, you’ll know that their reactions are often funnier than the videos they are watching.


Why do we entertain family and friends on Christmas Day?

One of the reasons why we entertain family and friends on Christmas Day is because we want to show them our love and appreciation. We want to spend some quality time with them, catch up on their lives and share our stories. We want to make them feel welcome and comfortable in our home.

Another reason why we entertain on Christmas Day is because we want to have fun and enjoy ourselves. We want to relax and unwind from the stress of everyday life.

We also want to laugh and smile with people we enjoy spending time with, create great memories and have a good time.

And let’s not forget that a major reason for going to so much effort is that we want to celebrate the meaning of the festivities.

This is the time of year that we spend with loved ones and exchanging lovely gifts and enjoying great food and drink is a part of that.

Creating a cosy atmosphere on Christmas Day is not hard if you follow our tips and advice.

You will be able to make your home a warm and inviting place for yourself and your guests.

With a little preparation, you will be able to enjoy the festive spirit of the season with your family and friends.

So, have a merry and memorable Christmas Day!